To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in this unique and complex area, the AICPA has established the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a firm-based voluntary membership center for firms that audit employee benefit plans.

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    AICPA Competency and Learning
    Employee benefit plan audit learning resources are now available on the AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website, featuring new knowledge checks.
    Performing Quality ERISA Employee Benefit Plan Audits: Firm Best Practice
    Performing Quality ERISA Employee Benefit Plan Audits: Firm Best Practices, assists you in identifying and implementing best practices for your firm’s ERISA employee benefit plan audit practice.
    lock Planning Tool: Summary of Common EBP Audit Deficiencies
    Summary of Common EBP Audit Deficiencies, Audit Guidance, and Resources, describes some of the most common deficiencies noted in EBP audits by plan type, and provides references to suggested audit procedures in the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, Employee Benefit Plans

    About the Center 

    The Center is a voluntary membership organization for firms that perform or are interested in performing ERISA employee benefit plan audits. The Center was established to promote the quality of employee benefit plan audits.

    Resources & Tools 

    The EBPAQC has many valuable resources and tools available to help members. They are provided to members in periodic EAlerts and are also available on the Center's website.

    Summary of EBPAQC resources and tools

    EBPAQC Website Tutorial 

    Members, you have asked, we listened. Please click on the video for a tutorial on navigating the EBPAQC website.

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    Member Discussion Forum 

    Network, exchange information, share best practices, and discuss issues with other member firms, like your own, that have demonstrated a commitment to audit quality. This forum is for members only. Visit our membership page for information on EBPAQC's benefits.

    Member-to-Member Discussion Forum

    EBPAQC Alerts 

    EBPAQC Alert No. 359
    Rebroadcasts of Mandatory EBPAQC Designated Partners 2016 Audit Planning Webinar

    EBPAQC Alert No. 358
    Plan Document Tool; Website Tutorial; May EBP Conference; Volunteer Committee Applications; IRS Determination Letter Survey; Upcoming EBPAQC Webinars

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