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Retirement Plan Audits

Not just numbers — financial intelligence

Any business with employee benefit plans covered by ERISA will be subject to complex regulations — and possibly an annual audit — once they have 100 eligible employees. Plan sponsors have a fiduciary responsibility to properly manage their plans.  Therefore, it’s critically important for them to hire experienced employee benefit plan professionals who understand the regulations, stay on top of pertinent developments and deliver quality audits.

Employee Benefit Plan Audits

YHB’s Employee Plan Audit Team is dedicated exclusively to conducting benefit plan audits. So our professionals are highly experienced in auditing various types of retirement plans for businesses of all sizes in many industries. We, therefore are able to perform an audit efficiently and correctly.


But we don’t just give you accurate numbers. We also point out areas where you can do things better, so you can avoid prohibited transactions, minimize the risk of adverse findings and correct any accounting deficiencies. Plus, our large community of audit clients enables us to put you in touch with others who can share best practice techniques and ideas with you, so you can benefit from their knowledge, too.

YHB would welcome the opportunity to be your source for retirement plan audits that give you the financial intelligence you need to keep your plan on track. Please let us know how we can be of service.

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Erica Young
About Erica

defined-contribution-plan-logoErica is a native of Tallahassee, Florida and a 2008 honors and cum laude graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. She obtained the AICPA’s Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Certificate in 2016.

Erica joined the firm in 2008 and has since become a leader on our audit teams in Leesburg and Winchester. She is a champion of our employee benefit plans audits, having significant experience working with Defined Contribution, Money Purchase Plans, 403(b), ESOP, and Defined Benefit. Erica’s recent continuing education includes the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Employee Benefit Conference, which she regularly attends.

  • Honors and Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting
  • Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Certificate from the AICPA
Nykeya Paige
Nykeya Paige
About Nykeya

Nykeya graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration in May 2009, graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in May 2011, and earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from George Mason University in May 2012 after a residency in London, England. Nykeya joined YHB in 2012 and became a licensed CPA in 2014.

Since joining YHB, her career focus has been on the audit of employee benefit plans. She has earned the AICPA Intermediate Employee Benefit Plan Certificate, and is currently working on obtaining the advanced certificate. Nykeya regularly attends the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Conference, and occasionally attends the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Conference. Most recent articles include “Cybersecurity: What Retirement Plan Sponsors and Plan Fiduciaries Can Do to Address the Risk.

Nykeya has special ties to and enjoys recruiting at Millbrook High School, Lord Fairfax Community College and George Mason University. She also participates in numerous community services projects, and regularly attends Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and Women of Winchester events.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
Scott Moulden
About Scott

Scott, YHB’s Managing Partner, has been with Yount Hyde Barbour since entering the accounting profession in 1988. He has a B.S. degree in agricultural economics (emphasis in accounting) from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a volunteer for the Frederick County Fair Association.


He has extensive experience in providing accounting, tax, and business consulting services to closely held companies, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in the area. Over the years, he has worked with businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries, especially manufacturing, franchising, wholesale/distribution, retailing and agribusiness, as well as with the individuals and families who own and operate them.


As someone who grew up on a farm and was involved in his family’s business, Scott understands the challenges and needs of closely held businesses and what it takes to meet them. He specializes in helping businesses and their owners save tax, minimize risk, and operate more efficiently by using financial statements and projections as decision-making tools. He is especially skilled in advising YHB clients about financial controls and helping them negotiate favorable terms with banks and suppliers.


Scott has a hands-on approach to client service that’s based on taking time to develop an understanding of key concerns facing the client.  Then, he works with the client to arrive at a plan of action he or she is comfortable with. In advising clients, he focuses on helping them understand how their money is being spent, so they can spend it more efficiently.

Other Interests

Scott enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, as well as helping out on his parents’ farm.