Employee Benefit Plan Audits
401(k) rules and regulations are constantly evolving, and navigating this complex landscape can be challenging. Our team of experienced employee benefit plan auditors make the 401(k) audit process simple and efficient. Our goal is to offer you a streamlined process with third-party communication — giving you more time to focus on your business, not filing through compliance documents.
We tailor the process to consider your schedule, your priorities and your needs. We stay up-to-date on AICPA, ERISA, DOL and IRS requirements so that we are always experts in keeping your plan in line with current compliance standards. Our clients range from plans with only a few hundred participants to those with thousands of participant accounts. We are able to perform audits in every state, and we have the ability to conduct audits both on or offsite.
SSF has been a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center since its foundation in 2003. Additionally, SSF has received clean Peer Review reports from the AICPA every review cycle since the beginning of the Peer Review process.
When does your company need an audit?
A company’s size determines its need for a third-party employee benefit plan audit. Generally, a plan is considered a “large” plan and requires an audit when there are more than 100 participants as of the first day of the plan year. If the plan had less than 100 participants the previous year, but still has less than 120 participants in the current year, it can still be filed as a small plan and forego the audit requirement. This rule applies so long as the eligible participant count remains less than 120.
Not sure if your company needs an audit? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 925.271.8700.
How long does an audit take?
The duration of an audit depends on the complexity and size of the plan. On average, we complete the audit within 2-4 weeks from the initial planning meeting to issuance of the financial statements.