Employee Benefit Plans

Marks Paneth LLP audits more than 150 employee benefit plans, ranging in size from 100 to many thousands of participants, placing us in the top percentage of auditors (by volume) in the nation. Our assurance professionals are highly-qualified and credentialed individuals with extensive experience auditing all types of employee benefit plans, including:

  • Defined Benefit Plans
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • 401(K) Plans
  • Profit-Sharing Plans
  • Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP)
  • 403 (b) and 401 (a) Plans
  • Form 11-K (SEC Filing)
  • Health and Welfare

Our dedicated engagement teams not only understand and anticipate the needs of administrators, plan sponsors and other service providers, but follow a flexible service approach and provide timely, personalized attention to ease the burden of your day-to-day benefits work. In addition, we offer value-added consulting services to enhance your benefit plan’s operations.


Services Offered:

Assurance Services

  • Full and limited scope financial statement audits of plans
  • Assistance with compliance and regulatory matters
  • Reviews to monitor compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Post-employment benefit valuations and post-retirement healthcare valuations

Tax Services

  • Technical planning
  • Form 990 preparation
  • Form 5500 and Summary Annual Report preparation
  • Representation for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) matters
  • Distribution planning

Consulting and Administrative Services

  • Retirement plan services, pension, profit sharing and 401(K) Plans
  • Group health and welfare plans
  • Employee benefits due diligence
  • Executive compensation services and retirement management planning
  • Employee stock ownership plan consulting services 

As a member of the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Marks Paneth is committed to performing quality audits and voluntarily agrees to EBPAQC membership requirements. We perform these audits in accordance with DOL requirements, and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board standards for plans subject to SEC requirements.


Avery E. Neumark
Senior Consultant
Rita Piazza
Senior Director