2022 AICPA & CIMA Employee Benefit Plans Conference

May 10, 2022 ‐ May 12, 2022


This includes sessions from the conference: 2022 AICPA & CIMA Employee Benefit Plans Conference

Standard: $459.00

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3D Matters: The Intersection of Divorce, Death, and (Plan) Distributions

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3D Matters: The Intersection of Divorce, Death, and (Plan) Distributions

May 10, 2022 3:00pm ‐ May 10, 2022 3:50pm

This session will explore advanced plan distribution issues involving QDROs and odd beneficiary matters. The panel will share real-life examples and practical approaches for dealing with knotty situations.

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Tags: TAX Audit
Standard: $49.00

Health and Welfare Claims Testing

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Health and Welfare Claims Testing

May 10, 2022 3:00pm ‐ May 10, 2022 3:50pm

This session will focus on key aspects of what is involved with detailed claims testing in a health and welfare plan environment. This session will be especially helpful for those auditors who do not have an in-house claims testing expert available to deploy to test the adjudication of claims to help support the audit opinion of a health and welfare plan. Documentation best practices will also be discussed, including data retention and other important HIPAA considerations.

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Tags: Audit
Standard: $49.00

Planning and Risk Assessment: Part I

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Planning and Risk Assessment: Part I

May 10, 2022 3:00pm ‐ May 10, 2022 3:50pm

This session is Part I of II, in which we will work through the planning and risk assessment process for the fundamental track case study of an ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(C) audit and will continue in Session EBP2221. In summary, we will review the conceptual framework for audit planning, identify the circumstances for an ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(C) audit and understand the appropriate evaluation of a SOC 1 report and how it impacts your audit procedures. In addition, we will review the documentation of risk assessment in an EBP audit and identify the linkage of risk assessment to audit procedures.

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Digging Into the Definition of Compensation for Auditors + 414(s)

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Digging Into the Definition of Compensation for Auditors + 414(s)

May 10, 2022 4:05pm ‐ May 10, 2022 5:20pm

Defining compensation and how to use it is can be one of the most complex issues to tackle in the audit of an employee benefit plan. Using the wrong compensation continues to be one of the most common errors found in plans and can jeopardize the plan’s tax status if not corrected. This session will discuss the most common definitions used in qualified plans, how to apply compensation to plan various operations, common inclusions/exclusions and how to fix a compensation problems.

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Tags: TAX Audit
Standard: $49.00

Planning and Risk Assessment: Part II

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Planning and Risk Assessment: Part II

May 10, 2022 4:05pm ‐ May 10, 2022 5:20pm

This session is Part II of II, in which we will continue working through the planning and risk assessment process for the fundamental track case study of an ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(C) audit as started in Session EBP2216. In summary, we will review the conceptual framework for audit planning, identify the circumstances for an ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(C) audit and understand the appropriate evaluation of a SOC 1 report and how it impacts your audit procedures. In addition, we will review the documentation of risk assessment in an EBP audit and identify the linkage of risk assessment to audit procedures.

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Standard: $49.00

Benefit Conundrums & Sticky Wickits Deliberated

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Benefit Conundrums & Sticky Wickits Deliberated

May 10, 2022 4:05pm ‐ May 10, 2022 5:20pm

An interactive session in which seasoned professionals will present a difficult technical issue they have recently had to resolve for a client and discuss their approach to solving the issue, soliciting comments from the audience and other panel members. The audience will have an opportunity to present their own tricky client issues and get feedback from the panel and audience

Speaker(s):
  • Deb Walker, CPA, MBA, National Director, Compensation and Benefits, Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Karen M. Field, J.D., Senior Director, RSM US LLP
Tags: TAX
Standard: $49.00

Efficient, high quality employee benefit plan audits in the cloud - presented by cpa.com

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Efficient, high quality employee benefit plan audits in the cloud - presented by cpa.com

May 11, 2022 7:00am ‐ May 11, 2022 7:50am

Managing an EBP practice today can be challenging when it comes to implementing new standards, managing client collaboration and evolving technology. Join us as we examine the challenges firms face in their typical approach to ensure quality EBP audits. We'll discuss opportunities that might be quick wins in helping you drive more efficient, high quality engagements.

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Standard: $49.00

Adding Value to Ret. Plan Audits Benchmarking Trends -by Ashford Investment Advisors

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Adding Value to Ret. Plan Audits Benchmarking Trends -by Ashford Investment Advisors

May 11, 2022 7:00am ‐ May 11, 2022 7:50am

This session will demonstrate how auditors can provide valuable information to defined contribution plan sponsors through the use of plan benchmarking. This session will explore the various plan benchmarking data that is available, how to select and compare appropriate benchmarks for your clients, and how to interpret the results to provide actionable feedback.

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Standard: $49.00

A Fiduciary Roundtable

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A Fiduciary Roundtable

May 11, 2022 8:00am ‐ May 11, 2022 8:50am

This session will focus on risk management for plan fiduciaries and bring new perspectives to plan auditors. ERISA has unique fiduciary responsibility criteria with strict rules on the delegation of duties. This session will offer materials that fiduciaries should use in 2022 to manage risk. Cyber risk management and duties will be discussed, as well as recent guidance from the Supreme Court. MEPs, PEPs and risks in ESOPS transactions.

Speaker(s):
  • Greg Ash, JD, Partner, Employee Benefits Practice Group Chair, Spencer Fane LLP
  • Lisa Germano, JD, CPA, CGMA, President and General Counsel, Actuarial Benefits & Design Company
  • Jennifer E. Shirkey, Shareholder, Flora Pettit
Tags: TAX
Standard: $49.00

Tax (free) Resources and AICPA Tax Resources

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Tax (free) Resources and AICPA Tax Resources

May 11, 2022 8:00am ‐ May 11, 2022 8:50am

If you are looking for tax resources to complement your practice, look no further than this session. It’s for all practitioners regardless of your area of expertise. We will highlight important tax policy and regulatory initiatives focused on by the AICPA. And you will learn how these important initiatives have been positively influencing your practice. We will also review resources for many aspects of financial and retirement planning to give participants familiarity with what they can offer for a vibrant practice or to plan sponsors for use by internal accounting or human resources staff – or even plan participants.

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Tags: TAX Audit
Standard: $49.00