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Employee Benefit Plan Audits

(ERISA Qualified Plans)

EisnerAmper is proud to be one of the largest auditors of employee benefit plans in the United States. By working with EisnerAmper for your employee benefit plan audit, you will benefit from:


EisnerAmper audits more than 650 employee benefit plans annually, including defined contribution plans [including 401(k), 403(b), profit sharing, pension and 11-k], defined benefit and health and welfare plans, and any benefit plans subject to ERISA.

The firm has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center since its inception, and multiple members of the team have served on the Employee Benefit Plan Expert Panel of the AICPA.


Our dedicated team members receive comprehensive annual training each year, providing you with knowledgeable, competent team members who can audit your employee benefit plan effectively and efficiently. In each of the last five years, the firm has offered nearly 50 hours of employee benefit plan-specific education to more than 600 employees.

The senior members of this practice are 100% dedicated to serving the employee benefits industry. They keep abreast of upcoming industry and regulatory changes through industry-wide events and an intensive continuing education program and actively work with you to prepare for new accounting and audit changes prior to the required implementation date.

Knowledge Sharing

We recognize that your annual plan audit is a requirement for the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). We also realize that our in-depth analysis offers opportunities to add value to your organization. Our team members pride themselves on transferring knowledge to your plan administration staff. We explain our audit procedures and document requests so that your employees understand the “why.” By sharing this insight, your employees gain confidence and can positively impact the day-to-day operations of the plan long after audit fieldwork has ended.

Proven Success

EisnerAmper has been selected for review by the DOL three times over the last 10 years as part of their standard practice of “auditing the auditors.” In each review, we received zero comments. With an average failure rate of nearly 40% in these reviews, we are extremely proud of our positive results.

The firm has undergone peer review multiple times and has always received a “Pass” rating, which is the highest possible rating.


Just as we are committed to keeping our own staff educated and knowledgeable in the employee benefit plan space, keeping your HR and finance professionals up to date on the latest accounting, tax and benefit plan guidance is an important consideration of our practice.

Additional Services

  1. Our Employee Benefit Plan Tax and Advisory professionals assist plan sponsors with Form 5500 preparation, voluntary compliance program applications and other advisory services
  2. Our DOL Cybersecurity Services support plan sponsors in meeting the expectations set by the Department of Labor over third party administrator cybersecurity due diligence.

Self Audit Checklist

What's needed when evaluating your plan's operations or preparing for an audit.

Benefit Plan M&A Checklist

What should you gather and consider when combining an acquired plan into your company’s
benefit plan.

EisnerAmper is like a partner with us. They provide valued advice and are timely with our audits.


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Denise Finney

Denise Finney is the Partner-in-Charge of the Pension Services Group dedicated to employee benefit plan audits. With 15 years of public accounting experience, she specializes in assisting clients with annual audit requirements regarding employee benefit plans.

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