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Josie Hammond to chair AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel


RSM’s National Director of Employee Benefit Plan Services Josie Hammond recently was appointed as chairperson of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel. The Panel monitors employee benefit plan industry developments, trends and opportunities to identify and advise on reporting, attest and assurance issues unique to employee benefit plans.

In addition to being the chairperson of the Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel, Josie is the chairperson of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Audit Guide Revision Task Force. She also serves the profession in other advisory capacities, such as by being a member of the AICPA Employee Stock Ownership Plans Task Force, the AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Audit Risk Alert Task Force and the Employee Benefit Plans Auditor Reporting Task Force of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board. 

As a member of RSM’s National Professional Standards Group, Josie is responsible for tracking audit and accounting issues that impact the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice and participates in the development of the firm’s positions on related proposed audit and accounting pronouncements. She develops and presents professional education material, practice aids and tools to support the firm’s employee benefit plan practice. 

RSM National Audit Leader Joel Shamon believes the profession will benefit from Josie’s expertise in leading the Expert Panel, “Josie provides deep knowledge on all aspects of employee benefit plan audit issues. With more than 25 years of focused experience, she has both the technical knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge to real world situations. The panel, and the profession, will benefit from both her knowledge and her understanding.”  

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