In 2016, in response to the DOL’s criticism of auditors of benefit plans, the AICPA launched a certification program for auditors to showcase their competencies in performing these specialized audits and prove their ability to uphold audit quality.
Crowe is proud to be ranked #1 among CPA firms in the number of CPAs with AICPA advanced training certificates for plan audits.
Our national team of dedicated benefit plan audit specialists offer:
Most CPA firms audit fewer than 100 benefit plans annually, which can cause problems ranging from higher deficiency rates to unnecessary delays.
The annual audit of your employee benefit plan might be unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be a drawn-out, anxiety-inducing process. At Crowe, our experienced specialists have decades of experience with benefit plan audits, and they understand the intricacies and issues involved.
Our approach to auditing benefit plans is to deliver the highest level of audit quality per DOL, AICPA and/or PCAOB standards while minimizing the time and stress on our clients to support the audit. The chart below depicts the tools and competencies we use to achieve this objective, as well as related value-added services that may benefit your organization.