Benefit Audit Group, LLC           

Firm Information
Benefit Audit Group, LLC recognizes the importance of staying at the lead of technical and efficiency issues with respect to its employee benefit plan audit practice and is a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. (http://www.aicpa.org/InterestAreas/EmployeeBenefitPlanAuditQuality/Pages/EBPAQhomepage.aspx).
To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in this unique and complex area, the AICPA has established the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a firm-based voluntary membership center for firms that audit employee benefit plans. As such, the firm receives timely communication of regulatory developments, best practices guidance, and technical updates.

We service clients from Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Our clients service various industries and range from 125 employees to over 3,800 employees. 

Qualifications and Quality Control

Benefit Audit Group, LLC is an independent firm licensed for practice and Jennifer Downs and Kristen Holman are licensed certified public accountants.  The firm has established quality control procedures and standards which are reviewed every three years by a team of CPA’s from another AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center member firm.  The firm is evaluated against criteria of a quality practice as established by the AICPA.  The firm was peer reviewed in January 2010 and received the highest rating of pass.

Jennifer L. Downs, CPA - Managing member – Engagement and Technical Partner

Jennifer Downs, managing member of Benefit Audit Group, LLC, has been in public accounting for more than nineteen years.  She has been performing employee benefit plan audits for approximately sixteen years, and as such, she has developed an expertise in the employee benefit plan audit area.  

She has significant experience performing a variety of types of employee benefit plan audits for various companies and organizations.  Jennifer is the designated audit member responsible for the firm’s membership in the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

Jennifer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

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Kristen L. Holman, CPA – Audit Manager

Kristen Holman has been in public accounting for more than twelve years and has been performing employee benefit plan audits for over six years.  Previous to joining the firm, Kristen also specialized in corporate financial statement audits and tax returns.

Kristen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

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