What Fiduciaries Need to Know about Administering Employee Benefit Plans​

In this webcast, recorded April 2022 at AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Educational Seminar, leaders in AAFCPAs’ Employee Benefit Plan Audit & Consulting practice, Shawn Huxley and Davide Villani, provide attendees with what they need to know about their obligations to provide promised benefits and to satisfy ERISA’s requirements for managing and administering private retirement and welfare plans. This includes an overview of a new AICPA Statement on Auditing Standards enacting new requirements in all phases of an audit of ERISA plan financial statements (EBP audit), including engagement acceptance, risk assessment and response, communication with those charged with governance, performance procedures, and reporting.

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About the Authors

Shawn is a leader in AAFCPAs’ specialized Employee Benefit Plan Audit & Consulting Practice with extensive expertise in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Department of Labor (DOL) standards, including those related to audits of 401K and 403B Plans. Shawn is Co-Chair of the MassCPAs’ ERISA Accounting & Auditing Committee where he shares information on best practices and specific audit procedures relating to ERISA audits to improve the overall quality of these types of audits. Shawn has built an extensive support network of diverse ERISA audit experts and stays at the forefront of regulatory developments, with a focus on higher risk compliance issues and changes in plan operations and design.
Davide Villani CPA
Davide has been serving AAF clients since 2002, providing assurance and tax solutions for sophisticated, privately-held companies, including: manufacturing, distribution, green tech & clean tech. He has extensive experience leading high-energy teams to provide efficiency and deliver an overall positive, and non-intrusive audit experience. Davide provides detailed reports about audit findings and communicates business-critical information to management, which adds meaning to the audit process and positively impacts decision making. Davide is a leader of AAF’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit practice and specializes in ERISA audits, including: 401K, 403B, Defined Benefit, and Health & Welfare Plans.