Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update 2018

Dec 10, 2018 ‐ Dec 11, 2018

It is more important than ever for you to have a firm grasp on the latest regulations and standards for the upcoming audit season. The AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing, and Regulatory Update (AARU) is a high-level conference that addresses these critical auditing issues with presentations given by regulators, administrators and industry experts as well as panel discussions, Q&A opportunities and case studies.

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This includes sessions from the conference: Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update 2018

Sessions Included:

Everything You Want to Know from an ERISA Attorney (Dec 10, 2018 02:50 PM)

Driving Change: Technology & Auditing and How the Two Go Together (Dec 10, 2018 04:10 PM)

Stump the Chumps! (Dec 11, 2018 11:40 AM)

Standard: $99.00


Everything You Want to Know from an ERISA Attorney

Dec 10, 2018 2:50pm ‐ Dec 10, 2018 4:05pm

Identification: AAR1804

What do our clients really need to know - from a legal perspective? What do we need to know - including, when we/they should make the call!

This session will field questions from the audience directed at what you really want to ask an ERISA knowledgeable attorney. We’ll get an update on what’s new, including any new significant litigation. We will also explore the most common legal problems facing the industry today. We’ll discuss practical approaches on corrections - what should be corrected and what must be - and the pros and cons of specific correction methods.


  • Identify the role of the ERISA attorney plays in resolving issues commonly asked by auditors.
  • Determine if/when your clients may encounter commonly found deficiencies and the applciable corrections for the identified deficiency.

Standard: $49.00

Driving Change: Technology & Auditing and How the Two Go Together

Dec 10, 2018 4:10pm ‐ Dec 10, 2018 5:25pm

Identification: AAR1805

Technology is reshaping every face of our profession and audits are no exception. As advanced analytics, machine learning, and blockchain become more prevalent, how we conduct audits will inevitably change. This session will explore some of these technologies and discuss how audits will change based on the introduction of these technologies.


  • Recall what technologies are at the forefront of this change.
  • Recognize how technology is reshaping how audits are conducted.
  • Indicate the change needed in auditor skill sets and competencies to deal these with technologies effectively.

Standard: $49.00

Stump the Chumps!Stump the Chumps!

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Stump the Chumps!

Dec 11, 2018 11:40am ‐ Dec 11, 2018 12:30pm

Identification: AAR1809

Bring your specific questions and hear from industry experts as they strive to deal with emerging issues and current service opportunities in terms that are practical and helpful.


  • Identify emerging issues in EBPs.
  • Indicate which emerging issues affect your clients and how you can best serve them as their EBP practitioner.

    Standard: $49.00