Clifton Gunderson: Presents free webcast on employee benefit plan reporting

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. –“Employee Benefit Plan Reporting – What Every Plan Administrator Should Know” is the title of a free online webcast to be presented by Clifton Gunderson – ranked as one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and consulting firms – on February 16, 2011. Join Employee Benefit Plan experts Marie Caputo, Michele Chalmers, and Mickie Murphy as they address new regulations, reporting requirements and updated accounting standards that await employee benefit plan administrators in 2011.

The one-hour webcast will be presented on Wednesday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time). Registration is required at For questions about the event, please contact Brittany Korth at (309) 495-8769 or [email protected]. One CPE credit is available.

After participating in this event, attendees will be able to:

* Identify new methods for reporting loans to participants by defined contribution plans

* Recognize your fiduciary responsibility regarding third party service providers

* Locate existing signing credentials, view signed 5500s and error messages

* Interpret 2010 Form 5500 changes

About our presenters:

Marie Caputo, CPA

Caputo is a partner and leader of Clifton Gunderson’s national Employee Benefit Plan Services Team. She has more than 19 years of experience and specializes in employee benefit plan audits.

Michele Chalmers, CPA

Chalmers is a senior manager and leader of the Mid-Atlantic region’s employee benefit plan services team. With more than 10 years of experience, she specializes in providing auditing and accounting services for employee benefit plans, specifically planning and supervising 401K plans, 403(b) plans, health and welfare plans, and pension plans. Chalmers oversees the annual audits of more than 45 employee benefit plans.

Mickie Murphy, QPA, QKA, ERPA

Murphy has more than 25 years experience in the employee benefits field, providing administration, recordkeeping, compliance and government reporting for qualified retirement plans, including 401(k), profit sharing, pension and ESOP plans, as well as reporting and compliance for health and welfare plans.

About Clifton Gunderson

Clifton Gunderson, ranked as one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and consulting firms and the largest U.S. member firm of HLB International, provides a wide range of assurance, tax and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. Founded in 1960, Clifton Gunderson has a staff of more than 1,800 professionals serving clients from 47 offices across the country. Clifton Gunderson, and the separate and independent member firms of HLB International, provides personal and high quality service to clients in over 100 countries through the HLB International “Global Care” approach. For more information about Clifton Gunderson, visit