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December 14, 2015 | Bruce Nelson and RJ McArthur

Tips for Retailers – How to Live Through Your Next Audit

In the rapidly changing retail world, executives have a lot to think about: the impact of multichannel sales, shrinking profit margins as a result of real estate and labor expenses, increasingly intense competition, and constantly shifting consumer preferences and loyalty. Adding an audit to the list of concerns means something else will undoubtedly suffer. The good news is that, with careful consideration and preparation, retailers can often avoid audits or at least survive them. Read on »

July 27, 2015 | Theresa McDowell

EBP Compliance: Preventing Audit Deficiencies

Administrators of employee benefit plans (EBPs) have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of plan funds for the benefit of both the companies they represent and employee participants. EBP audits are designed to catch problems that administrators might not be aware of, yet audits themselves can lead to penalties, disqualifications, or impacts on participants’ tax returns if they don’t adequately identify issues that should be addressed. Read on »

March 9, 2015 | Theresa McDowell

EBP Compliance: 5 Strategies to Stay Complaint - and Avoid a Department of Labor Audit

If there was ever a time for executives and employee benefit plan administrators to take a closer look at their compliance policies and procedures, this is it. Read on »

November 4, 2014 | Angela Appleby

How Has SOC Reporting Changed in 2014?

In an effort to eliminate the redundancy and cross-referencing involved with the original Trust Services Principles and Criteria, the new criteria have been restructured to group all common criteria. Read on »

September 22, 2014 | Angela Appleby

Should My Organization's Services Be Audited?

Does your organization perform services for your clients?  Are your operational personnel responding to client questionnaires on your company’s IT policies or other processes? If so, you may be considered a “service organization” and may benefit from an independent review of your process controls.  Read on »

November 1, 2010 | Lisa Meacham

Tips for a Smooth Audit

Audits can be intimidating, but proper preparation can make the process less stressful. The following tips will help ensure a painless audit for your organization. Read on »