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6 Steps to a Better Audit

Plan Audits

6 Steps to a Better Audit

With spring, comes the annual Form 5500. To reduce audit costs and minimize interruptions, do these 6 things and make Read More >>

5 401(k) Details That Can Kick You Out of Compliance

As an auditor, it’s my job to look at every aspect of a 401(k) plan to ensure ERISA compliance that Read More >>

4 Things to Know Before You Hire an EBP Auditor

If you have over 100 participants in your employee benefit plan, then an annual audit is mandated. But who you Read More >>

7 questions to ask your employee benefit plan auditor

Employee benefit plan audits require specific tests. Since plan sponsors are ultimately responsible for the audit, be sure that you Read More >>

8 disclosures + 5 questions = things to tell your auditor

The formal name for setting auditor expectations is ‘written representations.’ Without a document of representations, the auditor is limited in Read More >>

Do you know if your 401(k) plan is broken?

401(k) plans require much maintenance to meet fiduciary requirements. There are many mistakes that can creep in over time that Read More >>

Internal control issues – part 2 of 2

Your 401(k) auditor has two essential and one optional step to take with regard to internal control deficiency findings. Before Read More >>

Avoid these 3 types of internal control issues – part 1 of 2

One of the most significant points of your benefit plan audit is determining the strength of internal controls with regard Read More >>

Important news for retirement plan sponsors

The IRS recently announced that employees will be able to contribute $17,000 to defined contribution plans for 2012, a $500 Read More >>

3 C’s of compensation-related retirement plan errors

You work hard to be compliant with all your fiduciary duties, so make sure that you don’t get tripped up Read More >>