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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Everything You Ought to Know About Distributions and Plans Expenses

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Everything You Ought to Know About Distributions and Plans Expenses

May 11, 2022 11:15am ‐ May 11, 2022 12:30pm

This session will provide an overview of distributions and common errors in a defined contribution plan and will focus on the testing of distributions and plan expenses for the fundamentals track case study.     * Identify the various types of distributions (retirement, rollovers, hardships, loans, etc.), vesting and forfeitures, as well as the different forms of payment (lump sum, annuities).     * Recall the risk assessment of relevant assertions and the planned audit procedures of the case study.     * Select sampling and testing procedures for distributions (including vesting and forfeitures), participant loans, and hardships utilizing examples from the fundamental track case study.

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Standard: $49.00

Career Pathways for an EB Tax Consultant

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Career Pathways for an EB Tax Consultant

May 11, 2022 11:15am ‐ May 11, 2022 12:30pm

Alternative approaches to developing a technical specialty that can make you invaluable to your clients and your firm.

Speaker(s):
  • Deb Walker, CPA, MBA, National Director, Compensation and Benefits, Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Peg Friel, JD/MBA, Legal Counsel, FIS
Tags: TAX
Standard: $49.00

MEPS, PEPS, and MEWA

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MEPS, PEPS, and MEWA

May 11, 2022 3:10pm ‐ May 11, 2022 4:25pm

This session will consist of an overview of MEP, PEPs and MEWAs from the lens of Multiple Employer Plan service providers. We will discuss changes in the Multiple Employer Plan environment and common obstacles faced by service providers while building out PEP plans on their respective platforms. Our panel of experts will discuss recent guidance applicable to MEPs and PEPs and how this could potentially impact the audit process.

Moderator(s):
  • Travis Jack, CPA, QKA, Managing Member, Metz & Associates, PLLC
Speaker(s):
  • Bobbi Perkins, Director - Product Strategy, Retirement & Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group
  • Mr. Curt T. Young, Partner, Retirement Solutions, Aon
  • Eric Dahm, Director, Testing & Reporting Services, Fidelity Investments
Tags: TAX Audit
Standard: $49.00

Operation Errors: Corrections and Impact to Reporting and Communications

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Operation Errors: Corrections and Impact to Reporting and Communications

May 11, 2022 3:10pm ‐ May 11, 2022 4:25pm

This session will focus on qualified retirement plan operational errors, including their potential impact on financial reporting and communications to plan management and those charged with governance.

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Tags: Audit
Standard: $49.00

Cybersecurity Insecurity

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Cybersecurity Insecurity

May 11, 2022 3:10pm ‐ May 11, 2022 4:25pm

Hear from the cyber experts behind one of the top recordkeepers for 401(k) plans and an attorney who helps plan sponsors protect against cybercrime as well as works to ensure compliance with reporting requirements. This session will give you the latest knowledge about what the protocols are for protecting participants plan accounts. It will include what participants need to do to ensure for best protection. Plan Sponsors will hear about the dangers of ransomware payments from a unique perspective.

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Tags: TAX Audit
Standard: $49.00

Common Investments in Employee Benefit Plan Plans

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Common Investments in Employee Benefit Plan Plans

May 11, 2022 3:10pm ‐ May 11, 2022 4:25pm

This session provides an overview of investments commonly held by defined contribution plans and focuses on investment testing and disclosures relevant to the fundamentals track case study.

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Standard: $49.00

New EBP Audit Standard (AU-C Section 703) Part I (REPLAY)

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New EBP Audit Standard (AU-C Section 703) Part I (REPLAY)

May 11, 2022 6:00pm ‐ May 11, 2022 7:15pm

The session will provide an overview of planning and risk assessment considerations under AU-C Section 703.

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Tags: Audit
Standard: $49.00

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of EBP Audits by Autire Technologies LLC

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The Not-So-Hidden Costs of EBP Audits by Autire Technologies LLC

May 12, 2022 7:00am ‐ May 12, 2022 7:50am

Presented by Autire Technologies LLC [https://www.autire.com/] This workshop will provide a practical review of how a technology driven EBP audit can deliver better quality in half the time compared to a traditional approach.

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Standard: $49.00

Art of Possibilities - Leveraging Data Analytics in Audits and Fraud Detection, Presented by TIAA

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Art of Possibilities - Leveraging Data Analytics in Audits and Fraud Detection, Presented by TIAA

May 12, 2022 7:00am ‐ May 12, 2022 7:50am

Data analytics is key in the strategy to improve audit quality and fraud detection. We will discuss how data analytics techniques can assist auditors in performing a more systematic, complete review of business processes and improve efficiency and quality of audits. Also, we will discuss examples that leverage data analytics to detect and mitigate data exposure and fraud.

Speaker(s):
  • Debbie Berkey, Senior Manager, Internal Audit Data Analytics Manager, TIAA
  • Ken Cooper, Senior Director, Internal Investigations, TIAA
  • Ely Martens, Senior Director, Internal Audit Services, TIAA
Standard: $49.00

Financial Reporting and Wrap-Up

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Financial Reporting and Wrap-Up

May 12, 2022 8:00am ‐ May 12, 2022 9:15am

This session is part of the fundamental case study and will cover audit completion and financial reporting for a defined contribution plan, focusing on the fundamental track case study, including required communications to management and those charged with governance. This will also include new reporting under SAS 136.

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Standard: $49.00