Due to increasing scrutiny in the employee benefit plan area, it is imperative for auditors of 401(k) plans to remain up to date on the rules and regulations that may impact the audit engagement. With SAS 136, the AICPA’s new employee benefit plan auditing standard, now effective, this knowledge is even more critical.In this course, auditors will enhance their knowledge by understanding the changes affecting audit procedures and reporting under SAS 136, identifying best practices, and performing efficient audit engagements.
Experienced practitioners responsible for planning and performing employee benefit plan audit engagements
Recall key elements of SAS 136 Understand the current changes to the rules and regulations associated with 401(k) plans Identify best practices associated with engagement performance Understand the risks associated with a benefit plan audit engagement Avoid common mistakes noted during peer reviews
Key requirements of SAS 136 Changes affecting 401(k) plans Audit strategy and improving overall efficiency Common mistakes as noted in peer reviews and DOL inspections
Basic understanding of auditing defined contribution plans