Davide Villani, CPA, CGMA
Partner, Employee Benefit Plans
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.
Davide serves as a liaison with IRS and DOL officials regarding ERISA audit issues and provides unmatched communication and negotiation. He anticipates the DOL or IRS audit’s focus, and assists through the DOR Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) and the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). He leads forums for shared expertise and regularly presents training courses relating to improving the overall quality of ERISA/DOL audits. He is Co-Chair of the MSCPA’s ERISA Accounting & Auditing Committee, and presents ERISA compliance and best practice training sessions for clients and membership associations, including the MSCPA’s annual Employee Benefit Plan Conference.
Additionally, Davide provides assurance, tax, and operational consulting solutions for sophisticated, privately-held companies, including: manufacturing, distribution, and green tech & clean tech. Davide provides detailed reports about audit findings and communicates business-critical information to management. He adds meaning to the audit process, which positively impacts clients’ critical decision making related to opportunities and challenges presented by rapid innovation, and fast and agile competition. Davide is an active member of the Worcester Economic Club.
- Assumption College – Bachelor of Science, Accounting, magna cum laude