Tag Archives: Ian Dingwall

EBSA Issues Report on EBP Auditors

State Board Report June 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released its anticipated report on "Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits" on May 28. For the 2011 filing year, 81,162 audit reports on employee benefit plans (EBP) were submitted to the EBSA by 7,330 different CPA firms. To…

State Boards Alerted to EBP Auditors

State Board Report June 2014 When Ian Dingwall, Chief Accountant-Employee Benefits Security Administration of the US Department of Labor (DOL), addressed the Executive Directors Conference in March, he underscored the poor quality of some audits of employee benefit plans (EBP) discovered by his inspectors (see March 2014 SBR). The Executive Directors responded by asking for…

23 States at Legal Counsel Conference

State Board Report March 2014 The 2014 NASBA Legal Counsel Conference drew 33 representatives from 23 jurisdictions. Stacey L. Grooms, NASBA Manager of Regulatory Affairs, who moderated the conference, remarked that the March 3-5 meeting provided a great opportunity for attorneys from different states to have conversations that allowed them to better understand the parameters…

Reaching Out to Other Regulators

State Board Report March 2014 Lee D. Martin, Deputy Director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), and Ian Dingwall, Chief Accountant of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both addressed the NASBA Executive Directors Conference as well as the Legal Counsel Conference in Savannah. Both had been contacted through NASBA’s stepped…

DOL’s Dingwall Urges Communication

State Board Report April 2013 Estimating he had sent out about 100 letters to Boards of Accountancy to alert them to substandard work performed by CPAs in their audits of employee benefit plans, Ian Dingwall, Chief Accountant of the Department of Labor, encouraged Executive Directors at their Tucson meeting to respond to these letters. Very…