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The AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing, and Regulatory Update (AARU) Online Conference is a live virtual event that addresses critical auditing issues with sessions given by regulators, administrators and industry experts as well as panel discussions, interactive learning activities, and Q&A opportunities. This virtual learning experience also offers the ability to interact and chat live during sessions with the speakers and fellow virtual attendees.
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This includes sessions from the conference: Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update 2019
Welcome & Introduction | A Vision and Perspective from the AICPA Chief Auditor (Dec 09, 2019 12:30 PM)
A&A & Tax Update (Dec 09, 2019 01:35 PM)
New Auditing Standard Update (Dec 09, 2019 02:55 PM)
Regulatory Update (Dec 09, 2019 03:50 PM)
Work the Core: Don't Fail in Assessing Risk (Dec 10, 2019 01:35 PM)
Fraud Stories (Dec 10, 2019 02:55 PM)
Ask the Experts (Dec 10, 2019 03:50 PM)
The audit and attestation standards are evolving…What you need to know for your EBP audit practice:
After attending this session, attendees will be able to:Learning Objectives:
This session will provide an update of various accounting, auditing, and reporting matters affecting employee benefit plans. Our speakers will share their perspectives and experiences.Learning Objectives:
Learn about the new EBP reporting framework which addresses the auditor's responsibilities for forming an opinion and reporting on ERISA plan financial statements.Learning Objectives:
What are the hot topics and major developments in employee benefits law – and how do they impact our clients?
This session will provide an overview of the significant regulatory developments and changes in 2019 affecting employee benefit plans, including, among others:
We will provide an update on the major laws and regulatory guidance that were issued or became effective in 2019, or that are set to take effect in 2020. We will explore the implications that these legal and regulatory changes have on our clients, including key dates and action items. We will also discuss best practices and planning opportunities for clients to ensure compliance in this ever-changing legal landscape and discuss practical solutions to common non-compliance issues.Learning Objectives:
Partners, are you starting your audit off properly? Most practitioners answer, "yes." However, more than a decade after the risk assessment standards were issued, the AICPA Peer Review team found that more than half of all firms fail to comply with AU-C Section 315 or 330. At the core of every audit are the goals of identifying, assessing, and responding to risks of material misstatement. Ensure your EBP audits comply with risk assessment standards. The discussion will include misconceptions commonly held by senior-level practitioners and how to avoid common missteps.Learning Objectives:
Starting with opening a case to preparing for trial, you will learn how employee benefit fraud cases are investigated by a government agency. The course is taught by an attorney and a former senior investigator from the U.S. Department of Labor - Employee Benefits Security Administration. The presentation includes actual cases and techniques in the investigative process.Learning Objectives:
Bring your specific questions for our panel of speakers as they strive to deal with emerging issues and current service opportunities in terms that are practical and helpful.Learning Objectives: