Employee: Katherine Belden
Position: In-Charge Auditor
Years with firm: 1
Q: How is auditing an employee benefit plan different than other audits?
A: Auditing an employee benefit plan (EBP) is different from other audits because it is limited in scope, and the main focus is on benefits. We are not auditing all of the financial statements which allows us to really focus on the benefits and make sure the employer is following all of the necessary steps to provide the employees the correct plans. Even though auditing an EBP is different from most other audits, we are still providing the same level of care, attention and service to each of our clients.
Q: How has working at Altman, Rogers & Co. helped your career development?
A: Working at ARC has taught me a lot! I have learned about all different types of entities (governmental, non-profits, employee benefit plans, etc.) in a way I would never have experienced working for one private company. Not only am I developing my career learning how to audit all of these entities, I am developing my time management and teamwork skills. Being an auditor means to be responsible for my own work but also to step in and help wherever is needed.
Q: What is a fun fact about you that would interest
A: I love to travel! I have been very fortunate and traveled all over the world. Some of my favorite adventures include touring the Taj Mahal in India to swimming in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Everything about traveling entices me, the culture, the history, the octopus ink spaghetti in Venice…yes, I loved that, too!