The Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate exam tests your ability to plan, perform and evaluate defined contribution plans, in accordance with AICPA standards and DOL rules and regulations. This exam is offered in a timed online format and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. In order to successfully pass the examination, you must be able to evaluate and analyze the core concepts related to client acceptance, engagement planning, engagement analysis, concluding an engagement and guiding principles for defined contribution plan audits.
Some of the topics that will be tested on the exam include:
Planning and general procedures
Net assets available for benefits
Changes in net assets available for benefits
Plan tax status
Financial statement presentation, disclosure, and regulatory reporting
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