employee benefits plans

As an employer, you would like to assure your employees that their qualified retirement, health, profit-sharing, stock bonus and other promised benefits will be available to them.

Our employee benefit plan specialists will not only assist you in implementing your benefit plan, but will consult and guide you through a complex and rapidly changing area subject to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations.

Our approach to each audit is focused and carried out in stages, which ensures comprehensive, cost-effective results. The unique nature of employee benefit plans creates a number of complicated accounting and auditing issues for plans and their auditors.

As members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), we are committed to adhering to the highest quality audit standards. This membership requires our firm to maintain continued professional education within the employee benefit audit plan directive and include employee benefits plans in our peer review process. In addition, we must make our peer review findings publicly available.

Our employee benefit plan audit services include:

  • Audits of defined contribution plans

  • Audits of defined benefit pension plans

  • Audits of health and welfare plans

  • Pension, health and welfare, and 401(k) plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income – Security Act (ERISA) under the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Consulting services related to employee benefit plans

Our employee benefit plan auditor specialists stay current in this highly technical practice area by attending various continuing education programs including the annual AICPA National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans and other relevant seminars and by participating in regular conferences held by the AICPA-EBPAQC.

We receive up-to-date information on a variety of technical, legislative and regulatory subjects that we then apply to your employee benefit plan audit to ensure that you are in compliance with the appropriate standards and regulation changes.  Discussion forums, conferences and teleconferences enhance our approach to our employee benefit plan audit engagements.

To learn more about how Grossman St. Amour CPAs can assist your employee benefit plans, please contact:

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Founded in 1957, Grossman St. Amour CPAs provides clients with professional services in the areas of accounting, audit and taxation, business planning and valuation, financial and retirement planning, fraud deterrence and detection, and peer review. For more information about the accounting firm, please call 315.424.1120 or email [email protected].

Grossman St. Amour CPAs is an independent member of PrimeGlobal, the third largest association of independent accounting firms in the world. PrimeGlobal is comprised of over 350 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 90 countries. Formed from a merger in 2011, PrimeGlobal provides its independent member firms with the tools and resources to help them furnish superior accounting, auditing, tax and management services to clients around the globe. Through PrimeGlobal, independent member firms offer the strength and capabilities of a large, worldwide organization with technical depth and geographic reach impossible for a local firm alone. For more information about PrimeGlobal, please visit www.primeglobal.net.


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