Who Needs an Employee Benefit Plan Audit?

Posted by Julie Killian, CPA, CGMA and Catherine Faysal, CPA on June 21, 2017

Julie Killian, CPA, CGMA

Many companies sponsor employee benefit plans for their employees. Management may not be aware that certain plans require an audit to be completed by an independent auditor. The following is a summary of the audit and reporting guidelines and filing requirements for employee benefit plans. Basic Filing Requirements The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) of 1974 was enacted to protect the interests of employee benefit plan participants and their beneficiaries. ERISA defines pension plans to include all defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including profit-sharing, stock bonus, and employee stock ownership plans. ERISA requires plan administrators to …

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