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BECAUSE OUR GOAL IS TO KEEP YOU FULLY INFORMED AND UP TO DATE

 

OUR ORGANIZED & EFFICIENT 401(k) AUDIT PROCESS

Our audit process is designed to limit the clients time and allow them to conduct business as usual, with little interference from auditors.

  • Engagement letters are sent to existing calendar year audit clients. The engagement letter details the dates that information is needed in order to complete the audit prior to the July due date. If the client chooses to extend the due date, the engagement letter details the date information is needed in order to complete the audit prior to the extended due date.

  • Upon receipt of the signed engagement letter, an information requirements list, custom crafted for each client, is sent.

  • The client arranges contact for us with their third-party administrator (TPA). In most audits, the TPA provides at least half of the information to us with very little effort by the client. As a result of the number of audits that we perform, we are familiar with many of the TPA’s method of providing information, which helps us organize the audit specifically for each individual client.

  • After the information is gathered, we perform much of the audit work in-house and communicate with the client via email or phone, depending upon their preference.

  • Audit field work is scheduled at the client’s convenience. In most audits, the field work requires two professionals for one half-day to an entire day at the client site.

  • After field work and the satisfactory resolution of any questions, deficiencies or problems, the audit is completed and delivered.
 
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OUR REASONABLE, CONSISTENT & COMPETITIVE FEES

Our audit fees are limited to a fixed amount. The fixed amount is determined and agreed upon in advance in writing with our clients. If the audit process uncovers a deficiency that the client would prefer we correct, additional fees are discussed at that time.

Generally, our fees do not increase from year to year due to our continued improvement in audit efficiency. In fact, those clients that commit to a two or three-year engagement are protected from any price increase. Audit fees for retirement plan/401(k) audits are competitive with any firm for the following reasons:

  • Scheduling
    Starting and stopping, (opening and closing) the file costs valuable time and as a result, additional fees. Our firm philosophy is to start the audit and complete it before we move on to the next audit.

  • Professional Experience
    All professionals were extensively trained in retirement plan design and administration prior to ever working on an audit. All auditors have earned the AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Certificate. The firm has been a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center since 2005.
 

 

 


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401(k) AUDIT

In the ever changing and evolving laws that govern Employee Benefit Plans, we see it as our purpose to stay ahead of these changes, informed as to the impact it may have on your business, and be proactive in offering solutions


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TAX & ACCOUNTING

Like a home needs a solid foundation, successful businesses and individuals must have an accurate and efficient accounting system. We can provide planning, preparation, and compliance solutions for all of your needs


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BUSINESS ADVISORY

Who best to assist and advise you in developing strategic plans and finding solutions to solve those issues you face, than those that already know you from an accounting and tax perspective?


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AUDIT/ASSURANCE

We strive to make this process as easy and painless as possible. We have developed comprehensive procedures to be more efficient and less invasive to allow you to do what you do best, run your business.