Retirement Plan Audits
Many Chicago and companies across Illinois offer a retirement plan to provide employees with an opportunity to build retirement savings over their careers. While an important benefit option and savings tool, there are several regulations from both the IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL) which must be followed. While compliance for small plans (less than 100 employees) is easier to navigate, large plans (more than 100 participants) face far more complex regulations. As outlined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) large plan sponsors are required to undergo an annual plan audit. These audits provide assurance to plan management and participants about the financial condition of the plan.
Illinois 401(k) Plan Audit Experience
Keiter CPAs provides employee benefit plan audit services to businesses in Chicago and companies across Illinois. We audit over 100 employee retirement plans of various sizes including those sponsored by publicly held companies. Our team has significant experience addressing the audit needs of defined benefit and defined contribution plans including 401(k) and 403(b) plans. Our services extend to both full-scope audits and the new ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(c) audit which replaces the limited scope audit type.
Chicago ERISA Audit Services
- Limited & Full Scope Audits
- DOL Form 5500 Preparation
- Audits Requiring an SEC Form 11K Submission
- Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Plans
- SAS 136 Compliance Including the New ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(c) Format
- Plan Mergers, Acquisitions & Spinoffs
- ERISA Compliance Issues
About Chicago IL
Chicago is often called the “Windy City” because of its strong winds that blow in from Lake Michigan. It is also known for its architecture, with many famous buildings located throughout the city, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the John Hancock Center, and the Tribune Tower.
The city is home to many cultural attractions, including world-class museums, theaters, and music venues. The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry are popular destinations for art and science lovers, while the Chicago Theatre and the Lyric Opera of Chicago host performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other touring acts.