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CPE Self-Study

Audits of 401(k) Plans

  • $179.00-$229.00
    Audits of 401(k) Plans Availability : In Stock Product #: 733852
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    Non-Member: $229.00
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    AICPA Member: $159.00
    Non-Member: $199.00
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Tap into ways to plan and conduct 401(k) audits more efficiently and effectively! Because 401(k) plans make a popular option for employee benefit plans, auditors of employee benefit plans must have the proper skills to audit these plans. In this dynamic CPE course, you will work through how to audit a 401(k) plan and prepare financial statements that satisfy Employee Retirement Income Sercurity Act (ERISA) and SEC requirements.

This updated course explains the differences between 401(k) audits and other employee benefit plan audits and outlines FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2015-07 and FASB ASU No. 2015-12, which continue to be hot topics this year due to the impact on accounting, reporting, and disclosures for employee benefit plans. Key changes include PCAOB AS 3101 on new auditor reporting standards and FASB 2017-06 on master trust reporting.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the requirements for 401(k) audits to distinguish between audits of other types of employee benefit plans and 401(k) plans.
  • Identify efficient and effective ways to plan and conduct 401(k) audits.
  • Recognize new developments affecting 401(k) audits.

Key Topics

  • Background of 401(k) audits
  • Audit planning and pre-engagement activities
  • Internal control considerations
  • Auditing the statement of net assets available for benefits
  • Auditing the statement of changes in net assets available for benefits
  • Other auditing considerations
  • The auditor's report
  • Financial statement disclosures
  • Supplemental schedules

Who Will Benefit?

  • Auditors of employee benefit plans
  • Accountants in business and industry who are responsible for company benefits

System Requirements

About the Authors

Deloitte & Touche LLP

About the Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.