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 Seeks Comments on Significant Proposed Changes to EBP Audit Standards by August 21 (see EBPAQC Alert #389).
Proposed changes to the auditing standards for EBPs could significantly change the way practitioners perform and report on ERISA plan audits. The EBPAQC strongly encourages members to become familiar with the Exposure Draft and comment to the Auditing Standards Board on the proposed changes. The AICPA EBPAQC Executive Committee and EBP Expert Panel will provide input to the ASB on its potential effect on auditors and audit quality.
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lock Reminder: Mandatory Participation in the 2017 Designated Partner Audit Planning Webinar
Center membership requires all EBPAQC member firms to have their audit partner designated with firm-wide responsibility for the quality of the firm's ERISA employee benefit audit practice (Designated Partner) participate in the annual EBPAQC Designated Partner Audit Planning webinar.

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. 393
Peer Review Enhanced Oversight Program; Audit Documentation Resources; AICPA EBP Audit Documentation Group Study CPE Webcast

EBPAQC Alert No. 391
Using the EBPAQC's Audit Engagement Tools and Aids

EBPAQC Alert No. 392
Proposed Changes to EBP Audit Standards; Register for June 5 Planning Webinar Rebroadcast; Sponsor-Paid Expenses; 2017 EBP Audit Risk Alert

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