Category Archive: Audit and Assurance

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Your Deadline: July 2022 – 401(K) PLAN RESTATEMENTS

Every six years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires employers with qualified, pre-approved plans to restate their plan documents – reflecting changes that have occurred since the plan documents were created or last restated. For ...

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SAS 136: What Plan Sponsors Need To Know About Upcoming Changes To ERISA Plan Audits

Click to Download Article Employee benefit plan sponsors and their auditing firms need to begin preparing for the adoption of Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 (SAS 136), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial ...

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Questions for Audit Committees in Contemplating COVID-19 Impacts

As audit committees weigh the practical challenges of accounting, reporting and disclosing the impacts of COVID-19, the following series of questions are designed to assist audit committees in execution of their oversight roles and responsibilities ...

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U.S. GAAP Accounting and Reporting Considerations for PPP Loans for Business Entities

The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) is one of the largest provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”, or the “Act”) enacted on March 27, 2020. The ...

COVID-19 Impacts on Going Concern Assessments

Introduction to COVID-19 Impacts COVID-19 is a new and evolving crisis, which has been labelled a pandemic by many countries and institutions, including the World Health Organization. The full impact of COVID-19 is yet to ...

What Plan Sponsors Need to Know About DOL Enforcement and Red Flags

Being selected for a Department of Labor (DOL) audit is unwelcome news for nonprofit plan sponsors. Unfortunately, since benefit plans don’t directly impact programming and are extremely complex, nonprofits often rely too heavily on service ...

Topic 842, Leases – A View from the Check-Out Lane

In early 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842). The new leasing standard was effective January 1, 2019 for public companies. Although the FASB recently deferred the effective date of the new standard ...

HUD Releases Guidance on Reporting 2019 PHA Executive Compensation

PIH 2019-21, published by HUD on August 2nd, provides information needed to report the latest round of PHA Executive Compensation data for 2018. The deadline to report 2018 salaries is October 18, 2019. New This ...

FASB Issues Transition Relief for Credit Losses Standard

Summary The FASB issued ASU 2019-05[1] to allow entities to irrevocably elect the fair value option for certain financial assets previously measured at amortized cost upon adoption of the new credit losses standard. The new ...

Deadline Approaches for Remedial Amendments for 403(b) Plans

Maintaining compliance for 403(b) retirement plans historically has been challenging given the lack of historical regulatory oversight, guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and non-profit organizations’ limited resources. But the IRS has taken steps ...

First-Time Plan Audits: What to Expect

Download PDF. Growing beyond 100 employees is an important landmark in a company’s history. While companies may view crossing this threshold as cause for celebration, the Department of Labor (DOL) may view it as a ...

A Day in the Life of an Audit Senior

Hello – My name is Trey Dalton, and I’m an Audit Senior at HM&M. I began as an intern, then took a full-time staff position after graduating from UNT with a Masters in Accounting. After ...