Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP recognizes that auditing employee benefit plans is an industry-specific service that requires specialized experience and knowledge. Without this industry experience, a certified public accountant may lack the necessary qualifications to perform such an audit resulting in failure to perform tests unique to employee benefit plan audits.   With changing rules and regulations from the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service, it is essential that companies choose the right audit firm for their employee benefit plan audits.

Knowledgeable Professionals

Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality CenterLougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP has knowledgeable accounting professionals experienced in and dedicated to the employee benefit plan audit area. We offer active partner and manager involvement. We do not use plan audits as training grounds or “filler work”.  

Our audit professionals receive specialized training, both in the classroom and on the job. As a member of the American Institute of CPAs Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, we are committed to adhering to the highest quality standards by voluntarily agreeing to the Center membership requirements, which include designating a partner responsible for our employee benefit plan audit practice, establishing quality control programs, performing annual internal inspection procedures, and making our peer review report findings publicly available.

We earn and honor our clients’ trust through accessibility, effective communications, and above all, technical competence.

Our benefit plan audit focus encompasses:

  • Examining plan operations
  • Developing recommendations that minimize fiduciary related risks, improve plan operations and strengthen internal controls
  • Reviewing compliance with plan documentation and DOL and IRS regulations 


We have significant experience with all types of plans.  Our auditing capabilities include:

  • Defined contribution (401(k), profit sharing, ESOP)
  • Defined benefit (pension, cash balance)
  • Health and Welfare
  • Full-scope
  • Limited-scope
  • 11-K

Employee Benefit Plan Newsletters