Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants is pleased to announce that Marisa Ahrens, CPA, has achieved the Advanced Defined Contributions Plans Audit Certificate from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
The certificate is designed for auditors with at least seven years of experience performing and reviewing defined contribution plan audits. The exam tests the ability to plan, perform and evaluate defined contribution plans in accordance with AICPA standards and Department of Labor regulations.
“Marisa is an experienced employee benefit plan auditor with deep expertise in the requirements of the AICPA, Department of Labor, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and IRS,” said Principal and assurance service line leader Jamie Rivette. “Her knowledge enhances our ability to provide clients with high-quality, tailored employee benefit plan audits.”
Ahrens leads the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Services Group. She is a Principal based in the Saginaw office, specializing in employee benefit plan audits and advisory services, including 401(k) and 403(b) plan audits, defined benefit plan audits, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) audits, internal controls, and efficiency consulting. Ahrens has more than 13 years of experience providing audits for nonprofits, healthcare organizations and for-profit companies. In the community, she serves as treasurer of the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum and board secretary for the Yeo & Yeo Foundation. She is also assistant treasurer of St. Lorenz Church.
Yeo & Yeo is a select member of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a membership center for eligible CPA firms that perform quality employee benefit plan audits.