Audit and Assurance

Your Guide to Everything You Need for an Employee Benefit Plan Audit

With hundreds of Employee Benefit Plan audits under our belt, we'll be your guide so you can focus on what's important to you - your employees.

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I didn’t need to be involved and was able to focus on more important things in the business and not have to worry about this compliance initiative.

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Continental Realty

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Employee Benefit Plan Audit Checklist

Now that you know what to expect from the audit, here is your checklist to get started.

  • Benefit Plan Documents
  • Other Agreements
  • Investment Policy Statement
  • Fidelity Bonds
  • Planning Documents
  • Census
  • Payroll
  • Annual Reporting Package
  • Form 5500
  • Testing Support Items


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What are the potential consequences of not being compliant with your EBP audit?
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What is ERISA?
What areas does the Department of Labor (DOL) focus on in audits?
When would an audit warrant an ERISA attorney involvement?
What are common mistakes with employee benefit plan audits?
What areas are covered in an audit of a defined contribution plan?

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Meet Your Employee Benefit Plan Audit Advisor

Margaret Michael
Employee Benefit Plan Audit

Margaret Michael is a Principal in the Audit and Assurance Practice at Clearview Group and leads the employee benefit plan (EBP) audit service. Margaret has over 18 years of experience working in public accounting. She has a proven track record of excellence in serving clients of varying sizes and industries.

Margaret has established herself as a leader within the employee benefit plan audit industry. In that role, she is responsible for delivering appropriate annual training to auditors from partners through associates, serving as the quality reviewer for employee benefit plan audits, providing direction and guidance to audit teams, and distributing information regarding new audit and/or accounting pronouncements. She is a hard-working team player who brings experience and dedication to her job. Margaret’s strengths include developing and training associates, providing excellent client service, and bringing technical excellence to audits.

Margaret is a member of the AICPA and MACPA.

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