• EisnerAmper audits over 400 Employee Benefit Plans annually

    Experienced in performing audits of all types of employee benefit plans and welfare benefit plans
    Audits of defined contribution plans including 401(k) plans, ESOP, 403(b) plans and Form 11-K (SEC filing)
    Audits of defined benefit plans
    Review of Form 5500
    Member of AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center

    For more information on audits of defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans including 401(k) and 403b, contact our Employee Benefit Plan Services group.

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Employee Benefit Plan Audit

  • If you are looking for the most effective annual employee benefit plan audit, you found the right firm in EisnerAmper. We take pride in completing the audit around your busy schedule, with less interruptions of your staff’s time, performed by a select group of well-trained plan auditors.  EisnerAmper’s dedicated professionals have chosen to specialize in employee benefit plan audits and receive in-depth training throughout the year, which results in more efficient, value-added, quality audits that save you time and money.  Whether you sponsor one plan or multiple plans, have over 5,000 eligible participants, have just reached 100 eligible participants, or are anywhere in between, EisnerAmper has the expertise to make this year a smooth transition for you.

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    Annually, EisnerAmper audits more than 400 employee benefit and welfare benefit plans for both publicly and privately held plan sponsors.  Since the inception of the American Institute of CPAs Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), EisnerAmper has been an active member and is committed to performing quality audits by voluntarily agreeing to the EBPAQC membership requirements.  EisnerAmper performs these audits in accordance with Department of Labor (DOL) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements, and is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of the United States (PCAOB).

    Why Select EisnerAmper As Your Employee Benefit Plan Auditor?

    EisnerAmper’s dedicated employee benefit plan professionals undertake a customized work plan with an emphasis on effective planning, including understanding your plan document and plan operations.   We have developed strong relationships at leading financial institutions and are accustomed to their reports, investments and online access.   An organized and logical work plan, combined with the strategic use of technology, results in efficiency and savings in the form of time and money, which we are happy to share with you.  In addition, you’ll find it refreshing to have consistency with your EisnerAmper team of professionals and have the confidence to reach out to them with any additional benefit plan-related questions throughout the year.

    According to the DOL, “A well performed audit is a vital protection for your employee benefit plan.  It is in your best interest and that of your plan’s participants to maximize the results of the audit process.” 1 At EisnerAmper, we look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working with you to ensure that your plan has that protection.

    Click here for a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) surrounding EisnerAmper’s employee benefit plan audit practice. 

    We perform a variety of services as needed, and fulfill your annual obligation to the DOL to retain an independent qualified public accountant.Our services include:

    • Audits of:
      • Defined contribution plans, including:
        • 401(k) plans
        • Form 11-K (SEC filing)
        • 403(b) plans
        • Profit-sharing plans
        • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)
      • Defined benefit plans
      • Health & welfare benefit plans with a 501(c)(9) or other trust arrangement
    • Plans not compliant with annual reporting obligations requiring multiyear audits and filing with the DOL’s Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program 
    • Full scope and limited scope audits
    • Review of Form 5500
    • Analysis of exposure regarding possible plan disqualification
    • Consultation on:
      • Plan mergers
      • Plan terminations
      • Operational defects:  for example, not following the plan’s definition of compensation when calculating contributions
      • Prohibited transactions:  for example, late remittance of contributions
      • Auditor independence issues
      • Compliance matters
    • Special projects for plan sponsors in need of specific plan assistance regarding potential or identified issues with eligibility, vesting, employee and employer contribution calculations, remittances of contributions and loan repayments, and distributions
    • Free technical updates and communication of the DOL and the Internal Revenue Service regulatory developments

    1 “Selecting an Auditor for Your Employee Benefit Plan,” U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration.  

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