Advanced Auditing for Defined Contribution Retirement Plans cancelled due to low registrations





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Boise [map], ISCPA Training Facility- 1st Floor -
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  • Experienced EBP auditors seeking a high level review of defined contribution plans audit techniques

Through advanced learning exercises, you will prepare for the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam and grow your expertise with regard to these types of audits. This course will cover each phase of a defined benefit plan audit engagement, from planning to reporting and ensure you are familiar with the most current guidance.

The AICPA member discount is not available on this seminar per AICPA


The Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam

The Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate exam tests your ability to plan, perform and evaluate defined contribution plans, in accordance with AICPA standards and DOL rules and regulations. This exam is offered in a timed online format and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. In order to successfully pass the examination, you must be able to evaluate and analyze the core concepts related to client acceptance, engagement planning, engagement analysis, concluding an engagement and guiding principles for defined contribution plan audits.

 Need to ensure your skills are up-to-date before you take the exam? Join us for this seminar!

 Some of the topics that will be tested on the exam include:

· Planning and general procedures

· Internal control

· Net assets available for benefits

· Changes in net assets available for benefits

· Plan tax status

· Financial statement presentation, disclosure, and regulatory reporting

· Audit reports

When you pass the exam, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge. Digital badges allow you to distinguish yourself in the marketplace and show your commitment to quality. The badge can be posted to your social media profiles and linked to your resume or email signature, providing maximum visibility to your achievement.

Each exam purchase entitles you to one exam (first attempt) and one re-take (second attempt) if needed.  You may purchase the exam from ISCPA for only $199 (Save $40!). Price does not include recommended seminar listed above.


  • Introduction and background
  • Planning and general procedures
  • Internal control
  • Sampling
  • Net assets available for benefits
  • Investments
  • Changes in net assets available for benefit
  • Plan tax status
  • ESOPs
  • Plan mergers, transfers, spin-offs
  • Terminations
  • Changes in service provider
  • Financial statement presentation and disclosures
  • Audit reports

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply the key concepts and skills for a solid audit foundation specifically related to defined contribution retirement plans.
  • Evaluate defined contribution retirement plan-specific audit circumstances and apply key concepts and skills to audit engagements.
  • Identify any areas needed for professional development as outline in the AICPA’s Competency Framework: Employee Benefit Plan Auditing

  • Recommend 5-7 years of experience auditing defined contribution retirement plans
Advanced Prep.

  • Download manual and test usability prior to morning of seminar
Additional Info.

  • Times listed are MST
  • Online registration closes 2 business days prior to seminar
  • You may opt to receive a printed copy of the manual for this seminar for an additional $20

  • This live group seminar will be offered as a webinar to those individuals OUTSIDE of the Treasure Valley - we need those inside the Treasure Valley to attend in person to ensure the seminar will be held

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