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HPG Partners Attend National Conference on Emplyee Benefit Plans

Services: Audit and Accounting

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 18, 2009) – The current economy has caused an increase in public and governmental scrutiny regarding employee benefit plans. To better serve their clients, two audit practice partners at Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest locally owned and managed, independent CPA firm in North Carolina, are attending a conference to learn about regulatory changes. Mark Livingston and Nancy Campbell are participating in The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans. The event is being held May 18-20 in Orlando, Florida.

“The information we will gain from the conference will have a substantial impact on HPG clients,” says Campbell. “One of the greatest services we can provide through our employee benefit plan audit practice is how to avoid issues of concern before they happen.”

The conference begins with the first half-day dedicated to regulatory updates and developments throughout the past year. The balance of the three days includes concurrent sessions on important topics including ERISA 403(b) audit issues, correcting regulatory compliance, current developments in executive compensation, as well as risk assessment and management.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. Furthermore, Business Leader magazine ranked HPG as the fifth most successful small business in North Carolina in 2008. HPG is able to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients through the CPAmerica firm network of 701 offices worldwide. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax, and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. Visit