New York, NY, April 24, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Daniel K. Goff, CPA, Partner with Goff Backa Alfera & Company, LLC will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Employee Benefit Plan Audits: What You Need to Know and Do in 2018.” This event is scheduled for June 8, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/employee-benefit-plan-audits-2018/
About Daniel K. Goff
Dan Goff is the firm’s Audit & Assurance, Peer Review, and Quality Control partner, he’s an active member of the AICPA and PICPA, and oversees the firm’s ERISA (employee benefit plan) services practice.
In the past, Dan was Chair of the PICPA Peer Review Committee, served on the PICPA’s Management of an Accounting Practice Committee, PICPA’s Peer Review Committee, and the PICPA’s Committee on Ethics. Dan also serves as a member of the AICPA National Peer Review Committee (NPRC) and a member of the NPRC Oversight Task Force (OTF). Dan continues to be one of the most utilized peer reviewers in the country.
About Goff Backa Alfera & Company, LLC
Located in Pittsburgh, PA, GBACO provides tax, audit, and accounting, and various consulting services to clients both locally and nationally. Over 50% of the firm’s professional staff are CPAs specializing in a variety of practice areas and industries. GBACO has 15+ years of experience performing employee benefit plan audits and has strategically identified ERISA audits as a continued area for high growth. The firm is a member of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBAQC), Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), and Center for Public Company Audit Firms (CPCAF).
The Department of Labor (DOL) has intensified its supervision of audit quality as it finds a decline in employee benefit plan (EBP) audit quality and an increase in the number of errors found. The heightened oversight is expected to continue for EBP audits in 2018 and beyond. With the countless audit issues and risks that should be addressed, employers need to keep themselves abreast of the current regulatory findings, initiatives, and actions.
In this Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help employee benefits professionals understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent developments surrounding significant EPB audit issues. Speakers will also offer best compliance practices.
Key topics include:
• DOL’s Current Regulatory Findings, Initiatives, and Actions
• AICPA's Proposed Standard
• Common Audit Challenges, Issues and Findings
• Financial Reporting and Disclosures: Avoiding Mistakes and Deficiencies
• Best Compliance Practices
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/