Clifton Gunderson: Presents free webcast on preparing for a retirement plan audit

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (November 17, 2011) – An audit notice from the Department of Labor (DOL) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for your retirement or welfare plan should not be cause for panic. With a proactive approach and the right team of professionals, you can reduce the impact to your organization. “Audit Notice? A No-Panic Guide on What to Expect and How to Prepare” is the title of a free online webcast to be presented by Clifton Gunderson on December 7, 2011. Join employee benefit plan audit experts as they address how to approach an audit proactively.

The webcast will highlight:
* Common triggers for IRS and DOL audits
* Response to the audit notice and preparation
* Audit process and presentation of materials
* IRS and DOL correction programs.

The one-hour webcast will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Mountain, 2:00 p.m. Eastern). 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:
* Understand DOL/IRS audit triggers
* Know how to respond when selected for audit
* Describe the general audit process
* Develop a plan to prepare information and present it for an audit
* Identify errors that may be corrected through IRS and DOL correction programs prior to audit.

About our presenters:

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.

Kevin Wadle, CPA

Wadle has more than 26 years of experience in tax and benefit services, with an emphasis on qualified and non-qualified benefit plans, representation in front of the IRS and DOL, and assistance in maintaining the tax status of benefit plans. He specializes in the design, implementation, operation, compliance and termination of qualified and non-qualified benefit 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. Pending final approvals, on January 2, 2012, Clifton Gunderson will merge with LarsonAllen LLP. For more information about Clifton Gunderson, visit