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Hanson & Co. CPAs has been working with individuals and privately held businesses in the Denver metro area for more than 40 years. While we work with companies across numerous industries, our professionals have focused experience serving companies in the manufacturing, real estate, professional services, and oil and gas industries. In addition, we provide a variety of tax, accounting, audit, and consulting solutions to meet the diverse needs of our emerging, growth-focused, and established corporate clients.

New DOL Study Uncover Plan Audit Issues

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published a report last month on the quality of benefit plan audits performed by CPA firms. The study was conducted using data from IRS Form 5500’s filed with the DOL dating back to 2011 looking at plans with a wide range of assets and total plan participants.  It provided interesting insight into the quality of level of plan audits being provided to companies. Unfortunately, the findings revealed that the many of the plan audits being conducted are being done with a high degree of deficiencies and errors. To resolve the situation, the DOL has suggested that new regulations be created to more closely monitor the accounting profession and the audits.

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In many cases business owners are surprised to learn that they can benefit from one of Colorado’s various enterprise zone (EZ) programs. These programs are established by the state to provide businesses with incentives for performing certain services, hiring employees from certain geographical areas or offering specialized training.

Hanson & Co. CPAs currently has an opening for a tax staff professional in its Denver office, located just outside of the desirable Cherry Creek area. The qualified candidate will have an undergraduate degree in accounting. A master’s degree with an emphasis in taxation is preferred. The qualified candidate must also be eligible to sit for the CPA examination, possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills.