Expert Panel - Employee Benefit Plans 


    About the Expert Panel
    The Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel serves the needs of AICPA members on financial and business reporting and audit and attest matters. The expert panel protects the public interest by bringing together knowledgeable parties in the employee benefit plans industry to deliberate and come to agreement on key employee benefit plans issues.
    Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
    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.

    Expert Panel Projects

    The 2014 edition of Audit and Accounting Guide Employee Benefit Plans is now available in eBook and paperback.

    The 2014 edition of Audit Risk Alert Employee Benefit Plans Industry Developments is also now available in eBook and paperback.

    An online subscription is also available, which includes the guide and alert.

    This new comprehensive revision includes relevant guidance that has been issued up to January 1, 2014.

    This handy tool offers essential information and hands on advice on the many aspects of auditing and accounting for employee benefit plans; including planning, risk assessment, internal control, and plan tax status.

    AICPA Comment Letter on Exposure Draft of a Proposed Accounting Standards Update – Definition of a Public Business Entity – An Amendment to the Master Glossary

    On October 2, 2013, the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel worked with the Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) to include a comment clarifying whether employee benefit plans that file with the SEC are excluded from the definition of a public entity in FinREC’s Comment Letter on this FASB Exposure Draft.

    In response to practitioner needs, the AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel has produced sample reports on financial statements of employee benefit plans as a result of the changes being encountered as a result of the ASB Clarity Project. AICPA Comment Letter on Exposure Draft of a Proposed Accounting Standards Update--Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Subtopic 825-15) On May 31, 2013, the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel worked with the Financial Reporting Executive Committee to include a comment specific to loans to participants in defined contribution pension plans in FinREC’s Comment Letter on this FASB Exposure Draft.

    October 8, 2012, comment letter on the FASB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Accounting Standards Update, Financial Instruments (Topic 825), Disclosures about Liquidity Risk and Interest Rate Risk

    Past Meeting Highlights

    The Employee Benefit Plan expert panel currently does not make publicly available minutes and highlights from their past meetings.

    Members of the Expert Panel

    Judith Goldberg (Chair), Ernst & Young LLP

    Douglas Bertossi, LarsonAllen LLP

    Sandi Carrier, Deloitte & Touche LLP

    Sarah DeVries, Edie Bailly  LLP

    Alice Evans, A.C. Evans LLC

    Daniel Fox, Reznick Group, PC

    Josephine Hammond, McGladrey LLP

    David Leising, BKD LLP

    Kevin Morrison, Crowe Horwath LLP

    Wendy Terry, Withum Smith+Brown, PC

    Beth Thompson, KPMG LLP

    Diane Wasser, EisnerAmper LLP

    Michele Weldon, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Learn more about the expert panel members by reading their biographies.


    Staff Contacts

    Shelly Desbois, Technical Manager


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