Employee Benefit Practice Group

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP Employee Benefit Practice Group audits over 190 Taft-Hartley Employee Benefit Plans.  We have specialized in auditing and filing tax returns for Employee Benefit Plans for over 50 years and have a wide range of experience. Our experience includes auditing Welfare plans, Pension plans, Legal Service plans, Vacation plans, and Apprenticeship Training plans. We have over 40 professional staff that are devoted exclusively to audits and agreed upon procedures on a full-time basis.

The employee benefit plans that we audit range from 100 to 130,000 participants.

Distinctive Qualifications

We have an entire department that is specifically trained to serve the needs of clients in this specialized field. Some of our distinctive qualifications include:

Client Base

The Employee Benefit Plan Practice Group at Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP audits employee benefit plans totaling 29 billion in assets. Some of our clients include Northern California Cement Masons, Northern California Carpenters, Northern California United Food and Commercial Workers, Southern California United Food and Commercial Workers, Oregon-Washington Carpenters, Hawaii Laborers Trust Funds, Hawaii Teachers Association, and Hawaii Operating Engineers Trust Funds. We also audit many single-employer plans for sponsors such as hospitals, hotels, government agencies, non-profits, administrators, construction firms and law firms.

Superior Client Service

There are a number of areas that distinguish Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP from the other auditing firms. Those areas include:

Specialized Departments

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP has the advantage of having two divisions of professionals who are experts in specific types of audits.  The first division is the Financial Department, which audits and prepares the annual audits of various employee benefit plans. The second division is the Employer Compliance Department, which performs testing on the contributing employers to ascertain that they are contributing the correct amount of monies in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

The auditors in the Employee Benefit Practice Group at Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP work exclusively on audits of employee benefit plans year-round during their respective careers with us. This allows us to provide our clients with dedicated auditors who are highly-skilled and specialized.


Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP strives to maintain continuity with auditors working on the same client each year. This invaluable detail ensures that the audit team is highly knowledgeable about the client. We commit the same Partner and Manager Team to the audits, and we have had a 100% success rate over the last five years with relation to returning a senior or staff auditor with experience at that Administrator. This greatly benefits the Administrator and sponsors, and simplifies their processes by eliminating the need for the Administrator to train auditors each time they perform an annual audit.