Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Be Confident in Your Employee Benefit Plan.

Comprehensive Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Companies with more than 100 eligible participants may be required to have their plans audited annually by an independent, qualified public accountant experienced in Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and compliance requirements. CST Group has nearly 100 years of combined experience in this area, and has been recognized by Virginia Business Journal and SmartCEO for our employee benefit plan audit services.

We work with organizations across a wide range of markets and industries, including government contracting, professional services, medical practices, education and non-profits. We can not only confirm your plan’s compliance with regulations, but also advise you on how to correct any identified issues. You can be confident in the efficiency, reliability, and quality of our audit engagements.

CST Group is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC). The center is a national community of CPA firms that demonstrate a commitment to audit quality and raises awareness about the importance of employee benefit plan audits. The Center provides members with best practices, guidelines, and tools CPAs need to perform quality employee benefit plan audits and better serve their clients.

CST Group’s employee benefit plan audit service offering includes:

  • 401(k) Plan Audits
  • 401(a) Plan Audits
  • 403(b) Plan Audits
  • Audits of all Other Cash-Defined Benefit Plans, including Profit Sharing Plans, ESOPs, Cash-Deferred Plans
  • Documentation and Explanation of Operational Compliance Issues
  • Consultation on Correcting Identified Noncompliance Issues
  • DOL Representation
  • AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Guide-based Work

Our team of experienced 401(k) professionals can assist you in completing your 401(k) audit requirements. Please complete the following information to the best of your ability.

Our Approach

CST Group understands that our clients have many questions about the audit process and how they can achieve compliance with DOL regulations. We ensure you understand what is happening every step of the way, becoming a trusted resource not only for the audit, but for when additional assistance is needed for operational compliance.

“We’ve been a client of CST Group for just over two years, and their relationship is critical to us,” said D.J. Paine, CFO at E3 Solutions, LLC. “They have a deep knowledge of the industry and its trends. We think of CST Group as a business partner as they take the time to understand our business and objectives, as well as the issues E3 is facing, helping us to make educated decisions based on facts and real-life situations. I would definitely recommend their services.”
“We’ve been utilizing CST Group’s auditing services for more than five years for reviewing our 401k plans, and it has been very beneficial to our company. Our advisor from CST provides detailed lists of the documents he needs and is always happy to assist me in finding documents I am having trouble with. He always answers my questions patiently and thoroughly to ensure that both CST and my company have a very clear understanding of the auditing process. I would certainly recommend their services to other businesses and organizations.”
“We’ve been a client of CST Group for several years and they are critical to our success,” says Laura Metcalf CFO of RCD, Inc. “We have a close relationship with our advisors at CST Group and have benefitted from their guidance and how openly they communicate with us. I would highly recommend CST Group’s services to other businesses and organizations.”
“Freedom House has used CST Group for annual retirement plan auditing for the past two years. They are the most qualified business advisory service for the most reasonable cost,” said Lisa Lewis, Director of Human Resources. “Retirement plan auditing falls during a very busy time of year for us, so it is nice to know that I can leave it to CST Group. They keep me informed about their progress and are sure to let me know exactly what needs to be done on my end. They are attentive to my needs and are always very responsive. I would certainly recommend CST Group to others.”

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