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 is a leader of AAFCPAs’ specialized Employee Benefit Plan Audit & Consulting Practice with extensive expertise in ERISA standards. He provides meaningful audits, done efficiently by a dedicated employee benefit plan audit practice within a 300-person CPA & consulting firm, and with access as needed to the resources of PrimeGlobal, the 4th largest CPA firm network globally. He audits and advises plan sponsors on ERISA compliance requirements, including those associated with administering 401K, 403B, Defined Benefit, and Health & Welfare Plans. He provides proactive guidance to retirement plan fiduciaries, which helps to protect the financial integrity of employee benefit plans. He reviews the Form 5500 to confirm that investments reflect accurately in the financial information, and that you are operating the plan confidently in compliance with ERISA reporting and fiduciary requirements.