Course ID: RADBP

Advanced Defined Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Exam Review

The Advanced Defined Benefit Plans Audit Certificate gives you the opportunity to prove your knowledge in the defined benefit pension plan audit industry. Hold yourself out to clients, prospects and peers as someone who upholds audit quality by earning this advanced certificate. Through advanced learning exercises, you will prepare for the Advanced Defined Benefit 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. Those attending this course will also learn strategies that will help them confidently approach the exam.


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

MAJOR TOPICS
  • 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
  • Plan mergers, transfers, spin-offs
  • Terminations
  • Going concern
  • Changes in service provider
  • Financial statement presentation and disclosures
  • Audit reports

DESIGNED FOR
Experienced EBP auditors seeking a high level review of defined benefit plan audit techniques

FIELD OF STUDY
Auditing

PREREQUISITES
Recommend 5-7 years of experience auditing defined benefit pension plans

COURSE PRODUCER
AICPA

CPE CREDITS
8.0

LEVEL
Advanced

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