CPAs are tasked with auditing plans that (generally) have more than 100 participants. So they get to see just about everything – the good, the bad and the ugly. Auditors test a sample of the Plan Sponsor’s employee population when auditing a plan. Once they discover an error, they must determine what their next step should be. It might involve testing a larger sample of the plan’s population or requesting additional information. Either of these steps can ratchet up the cost of audit.
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