Employee Benefit Plans

At Flagel Huber Flagel, we recognize that auditing employee benefit plans is an industry-specific service that requires specialized experience and knowledge. With changing rules and regulations from the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and other regulators, it is essential that organizations choose the right audit firm for their employee benefit plan audits.

Each year, we conduct the audits of approximately 50 different benefit plans of various sizes ranging from small to very large, some with thousands of participants in the plan. We have established a team of professionals who have significant experience in dealing with audit issues specific to these types of audits.  Our dedicated team can provide guidance on best practices for various employee benefit plan audits, including:

  • Defined contribution (401(k), 403(b), profit-sharing, ESOP)
  • Defined benefit pension (pension, cash balance)
  • Union-represented plans
  • Health and Welfare
  • Master Trusts
  • Full-scope
  • Limited-scope
  • Form 5500 and Form 990 filings

Flagel Huber Flagel is a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.  This Center was established to promote the quality of employee benefit plan audits.  Membership to the Center is voluntary but to be eligible to become a member of the Center certain requirements must be met. Some of the requirements include sufficient training of all staff who work on employee benefit plans, additional review of employee benefit plan audits during our internal inspection and additional review of pension engagements during our peer review.

Our Employee Benefit Plan Team
Randall S. Kuvin, CPA/ABV, CFF, Managing Partner
John J. Sweeterman, CPA, Partner
Joseph M. Gordon, CPA, Partner 
Julie M. Kline, CPA, Partner
Erin J. Kliesch, CPA, Manager 
Kevin A. Behrle, CPA, Manager