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Understanding Auditor Communications – Plan Advisory

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The AICPA® Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) has prepared this advisory to assist you as a plan sponsor, plan administrator, trustee, audit committee, employee benefit plan committee, administrative committee, or investment committee in better understanding the various communications that may be initiated by your plan auditor. This advisory discusses: An overview of auditor communications Auditor’s communication with those charged with…

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Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement & Modernization Act of 2003

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The AICPA® Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) provides an overview of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement & Modernization Act of 2003 to help members understand its relevancy to plans they audit. Includes the nature of the drug subsidies, what plans may be eligible, and benefits, as well as information about additional resources.

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Valuing and Reporting Plan Investments – Plan Advisory

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The AICPA® Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) has prepared this advisory to assist you as a plan sponsor in understanding your responsibilities for valuing and reporting plan investments. This advisory discusses: Your responsibility for reporting plan investments How plan investments are reported Investment valuation and related disclosures Your responsibility for valuing investments and establishing internal controls Special considerations for alternative investments…

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AICPA Insurance Products Primer

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This AICPA® Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) primer provides an overview of various types of products offered by insurance companies and discusses trusteeship and custodianship.

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Stable Value Funds and Investment Contracts — An Overview

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This AICPA® Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) document provides information about the nature and characteristics of stable value investments, the risks associated with such investments, and references to the relevant accounting and auditing standards.

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Plan Investments in Bank Collective Investment Funds

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This AICPA® Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) document includes discussions of the unique characteristics and structure of CIFs, how they are regulated, valuation methods, fees commonly charged and methods for determining them, disclosures made to plan sponsors, and references to the relevant accounting and auditing professional literature.

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BDO EBP Commentator – Winter 2014 Newsletter

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Topics Include: Caution When Correcting Late Deposits Addressing SOC 1 Report Carve-Outs AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update BDO Announces Executive and HR Services Group  

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BDO EBP Commentator – 2013 Special Edition Newsletter

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Topic: 2014 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Qualified Retirement Plans

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Building Value Newsletter Volume XI, Issue IV

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A Business Valuation Newsletter for Business Owners and the Professionals Who Advise Them Long Term Growth: Have the Facts Changed? Recent political, fiscal and economic events in the United States have changed the fundamental relationship between the federal government and its citizens. Some say the changes, and their economic impact, are permanent – the cost…

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BDO Knows: PCC – January 2014 Newsletter

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Topics include: Definition of a Public Business Entity Accounting for Goodwill Accounting for Certain Receive-Variable On the Horizon Frequently Asked Questions

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