To Get It Right
Employee Benefit Plan audits have been a focus of the Department of Labor (DOL) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in recent years, as both organizations look to ensure that quality audits of employee benefit plans are being conducted to protect the best interests of plan beneficiaries.
Johnson Lambert takes our EBP audit services very seriously; we care about the best interests of plan beneficiaries and sponsors, and we enjoy partnering with plan administrators to ease the burden of the audit and tax compliance process.
In addition to our high-quality standards for our audits, we are a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a membership organization for firms that perform ERISA employee benefit plan audits. The Center promotes the quality of EBP audits through the sharing of resources with member firms.
We have had recent representation on the Center's Executive Committee, and we also have current representation on the AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel.
Through our active involvement in the Center and the industry as a whole, we bring our clients and employees knowledge of emerging issues that impact plans.
Services for Employee Benefit Plans
We add value to our clients through efficient engagements, knowledge sharing, best practice advising, and tailored synergistic and communicative approaches.
Not only must a benefit plan have an audit that meets all applicable standards, but, we believe, that it must also have an audit that is high quality and customized.
Benefit plans are very different entities from their sponsoring organizations. As such, plans frequently receive an audit that does not fit the risk profile or the operations of the plan.
We have audit programs tailored for defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans that will be further customized for each individual plan audit. This ensures that your plan gets exactly what it needs, delivered efficiently and with responsive and solutions-oriented client service.Our Audit Services
Within our tax team, we have dedicated professionals who routinely work with our benefit plan clients, providing Form 5500 preparation services and other tax consulting and assistance.
No tax question you may have is too big or small to receive a thoughtful, timely response from our knowledgeable and caring tax professionals.Our Tax Services
Each plan sponsor faces unique challenges based on benefit plan specifications, plan participants and internal controls. All Johnson Lambert consulting project plans are uniquely designed and carefully planned. Through significant involvement and leadership in the employee benefit plan industry, we bring knowledge and expertise to each project in a way that differentiates our services from those providers without such deep industry immersion. We know what questions to ask, what to look for, and what trends we see in similar environments.Our Consulting Services
Know What's Happening
American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), Insurance Careers Movement, and AM Best hosted the 2022 Emerging Leaders Conference in Denver, Colorado on August 7-9, 2022. I was nominated by Johnson Lambert and my fellow peers and ultimately selected as an […]
The Department of Labor (DOL), in conjunction with the IRS, recently updated Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) to reflect changes required by the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act). The SECURE […]
In December of 2021, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) issued Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 136, which aims to increase the quality of audits that employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) […]
Employee Benefit Plan
Expertise and Involvement
Firm Memberships That Matter
Johnson Lambert is a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC). We have had recent partner representation on the Center’s Executive Committee as well as the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Expert Panel. The firm is also a member of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality.
Key Team Qualifications
Our select and specialized group of firm leaders and staff who serve employee benefit plans are all active in the EBP space, attending and speaking at employee benefit plan conferences conducted by the AICPA, GWSCPA, and other groups.
Types of Benefit Plans Served
We audit 75+ employee benefit plans, including 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 401(a) plans, pension plans, and health and welfare plans. Our client base consists of plans with assets from $500,000 to in excess of $3 billion. We also perform audits that fall under PCAOB standards for 11-K filers.