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Audit Support Services

When Consistent Quality and Convenience Matters

Audit firms are required to adhere to all relevant independence standards when conducting their audit engagements. These standards can offer a unique challenge to plan management for complying with their outside auditorís audit requirements and rules established by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Securities and Exchange Commission for 11-K filings.

Our approach and expertise with employee benefit plans offers a perfect solution for plans that may require assistance in complying with their outside auditorís financial reporting and compliance requirements. We work directly and in concert with your outside auditor, third party administrator, investment advisor, and your internal staff to provide a seamless transition for the various processes that comprise an employee benefit plan audit.

Further, we utilize an educational approach as part of our engagements to help clients improve their internal controls associated with employee benefit plans. We provide observations regarding controls and other matters. Results of relevant findings are discussed with appropriate management with timeliness and insight. We have found that these proactive discussions assist management in achieving better oversight of these plans.

The information contained herein is not necessarily all inclusive, does not constitute legal or any other advice, and should not be relied upon without first consulting with appropriate qualified professionals for your planís individual facts and circumstances.

Need more information regarding our audit or audit support services, an ERISA topic in one of our articles, or other topics regarding your employee benefit plan? Contact us to arrange a free consultation.

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As a registered member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, WS+B clients are confident that they are working with some of the most experienced and up-to-date professionals in the employee benefits arena.

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