Employee Benefit Plan and Retirement Plan Audits

Helping you get more from your benefit or retirement plan audit

If your business or organization has more than 100 employees and provides an employee benefit plan (EBP), you may be required by the Department of Labor (DOL) to engage an entailed, independent CPA firm to perform an ERISA audit of that plan. The key objectives of an employee benefit plan audit is twofold. First, a determination must be made on whether the plan follows ERISA, DOL, and IRS regulations and standards. The second objective is to ensure plan trustees are meeting their fiduciary responsibilities.

In addition to meeting compliance and reporting requirements, EBP audits are an opportunity to discover material weaknesses in internal controls. EBP audits position you as a effective steward of the plan’s financial resources by identifying opportunities to streamline plan benefits, features, and operations.

Kansas ERISA Audits

Among the types of employee benefit and retirement plans requiring annual audits or compliance reporting activities are:

  • 401(k) plans
  • 403(b) plans
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Health and welfare benefit plans
  • Master trust arrangements
  • Profit-sharing plans
  • Union-represented plans


Contact Steven Peiffer, Senior Manager, using the fillable “Contact Us” form on this page for a confidential discussion of your audit needs, Form 5500, Form 990, and Form 990T filing questions, or to submit an RFP.


Adams Brown provides employee benefit plan and retirement plan audit services for companies or organizations in the following industries:


  • For more than 20 years we have had a strong, stable relationship with Adams Brown. Their knowledgeable team has a strong understanding of our business and have been great partners. They have been instrumental in improving our business and financial operations over the years. We have never considered changing firms and would recommend them to anyone without reservation.

    Walt Hill – High Plains Mental Health Center

  • The prompt, personal service provided by the Adams Brown team is the best benefit in working with this firm. They offer knowledgeable advice and help my business plan for any eventual scenario. Their guidance and support show their commitment to helping our business succeed. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an accounting firm that has the best interest of the business and its success at heart.

    John VonLintel – JROBB, LLC

  • Par Exsalonce has used Adams Brown for over 10+ years for our payroll needs and have found them to be informative, helpful and accommodating. The salon is quite large and we are constantly adding new employees to the two locations. In addition, they handle insurance, IRA, Aflac and other deductions we throw at them! The entire team is wonderful to deal with – from the receptionist to the accountants that handle our diverse business needs. We could not ask for a more knowledgeable and dependable group of people. Our thanks to them many times over!

    Teri Mills – Par Exsalonce

  • “With Adams Brown, we don’t just get a financial advisor – we get a business partner. Our engagement team does an excellent job serving our needs and continually works with us to develop a plan for long-term success. When we come to them with a question, they go above and beyond to get the answer. Knowing we have that kind of support and dedication from our CPA is important. Our company has been in business a long time, and having a partner like Adams Brown will help keep us on a successful path for many years to come.”

    Gary Shorman – CEO, Eagle Communications, INC.

  • “I own a small business that has been running for over 40 years. I am proud to say we have been with Adams Brown for many of them! I am very pleased with the service they provide and their commitment to helping me grow my business. When I first began working with Adams Brown, I received guidance and a set of guidelines to follow that helped me achieve my business goals. I have full confidence that if I am unable to reach my main contact, I will still receive the best service so that I can stay on track. I highly recommend the team at Adams Brown.”

    Dan Woolard – Midway Manufacturing, INC.

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Employee Benefit Plan and Retirement Plan Audits Team Leader:

Steven Peiffer


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    Auditors | Accountants | Consultants | CPAs – Adams Brown is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving high net worth individuals and businesses across the central United States, including Kansas and Arkansas offices in Wichita, Kansas City, Great Bend, Colby, Hays, McPherson, and Jonesboro (AR). The firm provides a variety of tax, audit, consulting, and advisory services to guide businesses toward their goals.  Key industries served include agriculture, construction, government municipalities, professional services, and manufacturing.  To help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we provide a variety of consulting services including outsourced accounting, cash flow planning, and comprehensive tax review.