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Employee pension plans with 100 or more participants typically require an outside audit to ensure fiduciary responsibilities are met. Plan administers, accountable for accurate financial statements, manage an evolving regulatory environment and, sometimes, multiple legacy plans. This can be particularly challenging as companies grow because administrators often have no visibility into the types of plans they are inheriting until the acquisition is complete. That is why having a firm, with more than five decades of experience in employee benefit plan auditing and pension plan management, gives our clients peace of mind. We work in partnership with your plan administrator, investment consultants, lawyers and actuaries to manage your unique needs no matter how complex.

We help plan administrators, companies and sponsors understand how to be compliant with reporting standards. We educate your organization on liability, risks and other responsibilities associated with plan administration. Our firm is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and we service plans throughout the country. We are also members of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

How We Can Help

We conduct employee pension plan audits and complete form 5500 to ensure your plan is filed with the Department of Labor within the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requirements.

Our team conducts 5500 reviews and preparations, and provide assistance with submission of form 5500 through DOL EFAST2 system.

Whittlesey also offers consulting services to ensure DOL requirements and fiduciary responsibilities are met.

In my five years of experience with the Whittlesey team, I have found the auditors to be prepared, timely, and responsive. They audit our pension and 401k plans, and they are consistently efficient and non-disruptive to our operations. Over the course of the audit, we have multiple points of contact. I’ve found they anticipate our needs and properly find resolutions.

- Phil Ferrari, CFO, Virginia Industries

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