I specialize heavily in 401k audits during the summer. I’ve done between 8-12 every year for the last 5 years, and supervised several. Any firms you know of that also have a niche in 401k audits?

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You actually want to do more of these?? God bless you. And I second that mostly all midtiers do these all summer

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pretty much every mid tier does them all summer long, no?

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If you are interested in specializing solely in benefit plan audits, there are some boutique firms in various cities across the country that do this. They are profitable firms. I know one in LA if you are interested...DM me if so.

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That is just second to Sox as far as boring goes

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Wouldn’t say passionate lol, just experienced and valuable

Moss Adams does over 1,500 employee benefit plan audits per year. What area of the country do you want to work in?

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Agree with MA1, Moss has a very large EBP practice and you pretty much have your pick of what area you want to live/work in. I'm personally not a fan of EBP audits and try to avoid them, but even at my office (SoCal/Phoenix region) pretty much everyone does at least 1 to 3 during summer in-between our bigger clients. I know some seniors and staff that do nothing but those all summer as well, so lots of opportunity!

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Just wanted to know why everyone hates benefit plans 😂aren’t they a good summer job? No?

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Better than dealing with accounting people who totally clueless and have a much bigger job to do

It often depends on size of firm and region. Depending on where you are located, a super regional firm is likely a good option.

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Weaver does a lot of EBPs

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Eide bailly also does a ton of benefit plan audits. Check them out if they’re in your area, great firm to work for.

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Agreed to both points. I’ve worked on 6 EBPs so far this summer, with one more at the end of this month. Decent jobs to stay busy with during slow times without making me want to pull my hair out

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pkfod has a pretty good 401k audit team

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Agreed

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BKD has one of the largest practices.. they do about 1700-1800/year

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GT

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