EBPAQC Alert No. 86 

    Published January 19, 2007


    Preparing Your Firm for 2007 EBP Audits –
    For firm EBP Designated Partners
    January 30, 2007
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

    Dear Center Members

    Enter the Forum

    The EBPAQC is sponsoring a free Live Forum for firm EBP Designated Partners onPreparing your Firm for 2007 EBP Audits. The conference call live forum will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time. This event is specifically designed to assist you, as your firm's designated EBP audit partner, in planning for the 2007 employee benefit plan audit season.

    Topics will include:

    • Partner involvement in the EBP audit planning process
    • Key issues for 2007 EBP audits
    • How your firm should prepare for 2007 audits
    • Applying the new audit standards to your EBP audits: SAS 103, Audit Documentation; and SAS 112, Communicating Internal Control Related Matters Identified in an Audit
    • Audit challenges and common deficiencies
    • EBP tools and resources every firm should have

    The presenters for this live forum will be EBPAQC Executive Committee members David Evangelista, Partner, Goldstein Lieberman & Company LLC; Becky Miller, Partner, McGladrey & Pullen LLP; and Diane Wasser, Partner, Amper Politziner & Mattia PC.

    This call is intended only for firm designated partners with responsibility for the quality of the firm's ERISA audit practice, or his/her designee. You will be able to submit questions during a question and answer session. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance by emailing the Center at ebpaqc@aicpa.org. The conference call will also be audio recorded and archived on the EBPAQC Website after Monday, February 5. Additional information about the archived live forum will be available on the Center website at www.aicpa.org/ebpaqc under "Past Events".

    The EBPAQC previously sponsored a 2007 planning live forum for audit managers and in-charges on January 8, 2007. The presentation materials and audio recording of this call are currently available on the Center website at www.aicpa.org/ebpaqc under "Past Events".

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    Pre-register to participate – To help us plan for the appropriate number of conference call phone lines, please pre-register for your participation in the forum by providing us with your name and firm name by emailing the Center at ebpaqc@aicpa.org  by Monday, January 29.

    Dial-in instructions - Additional participant information and dial-in instructions will be sent a few days before the event.

    There is no CPE credit offered for this event.

    We hope that you will be able to join us for this live event.

    Thank you for "attending" this important event. We hope you find the call informative and helpful in preparing for your 2007 EBP audit season.

    Sincerely,

    AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center

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