AICPA to Update Professionals on Employee Benefit Plans and Taxes

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
April 15, 2011 /

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants will hold a National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans for professionals who concentrate on auditing and reporting of employee benefit plans and taxes on May 2-4, 2011 at the Aria Resort and Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The conference aims to provide participants with key updates on recent and proposed legislative changes and regulatory issues on employee benefit plans to help them perform high-quality employee benefit plan audits and to provide them with up-to-date tax guidance.

Top government officials will provide in-depth, comprehensive updates on the wide range of issues affecting employee benefit plans today, including recent changes in accounting, auditing, tax, and enforcement regulations.

Keynote presentations will include Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility by David Walker, Founder, President and CEO of Comeback America Initiative (former Comptroller General of the United States), An Outlook from the Assistant Secretary of Labor by Phyllis Borzi, U.S. Department of Labor (EBSA) and FL!P: How to Find New Market Opportunities by Peter Sheahan, Best Selling Author and CEO of ChangeLabs™.

There will be interactive social media sessions that will guide participants on how to best incorporate social media into their business plans and an “Ask Your Peers” portion which will be a facilitated discussion among practitioners who perform a similar number of benefit plan audits and/or lead similar size employee benefit practices.

Hot topics for the conference will be Audit Guide Overhaul, Impact of Healthcare Reform on EBPs, Advanced Form 5500, 403(b) Regulatory Issues: What we learned in year one, Fraud War Stories, Retirement Plan Contribution & Benefit Limits, IRS Fix-It Guide: How to Comply and Tax Compliance Case Studies.

A pre-conference will be held on May 1 before the actual event.

The recommended CPE Credits are 23 (main) and 8 (workshop).


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