Audit Process - PlanChec(k) CPAs

Before our work begins, our reliable team will tell you exactly what documents you need to complete your audit.

The Audit Process with PlanChec(k) CPAs

With our convenient client portal, you can easily submit your paperwork directly to us.

How Do I Begin My Audit?

Our audit process always begins with an in-depth consultation. We will discuss the audit itself, government requirements, and what types of documents are required. We will also explain the different ways an audit can help you better understand your finances and management structure.

Together, we will ensure your business is compliant with any Department of Labor and ERISA requirements while simultaneously finding ways to positively impact your bottom line.

What Documents Do I Need for an ERISA Employee Benefit Plan Audit?

There is a variety of paperwork needed to complete a retirement plan audit, so it is best to plan ahead if possible.

Documents for a successful retirement plan audit include:

  • Plan documents
  • Summary of annual reports
  • IRS determination letters
  • ERISA Fidelity Bond
  • Form 5500s from the previous year
  • SAS 70 report
  • List of all eligible employees
  • Form W2s
  • Any other documents regarding employee income, benefits overviews, participant statements, and loan documents.

This may seem like a lot to get together, but don’t worry! Our team will help you understand exactly what is needed for a successful retirement plan audit. We will discuss all of these documents, as well as any others that may be needed, on a case-by-case basis. We are committed to making your audit as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

How Can I Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about audit requirements, the audit process, or our team, please contact us at 614-962-7068 or via email at

Each audit is performed as established by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA,) the current Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and the Department of Labor requirements.