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McConnell & Jones Partner Selected to Present on Changes in Compliance & Regulations Related to 403b Retirement Plans
McConnell & Jones LLP

September, 2010

McConnell & Jones LLP (MJ) is pleased to announce that the Profit Sharing Council of America (PSCA) has selected ERISA Compliance Partner, Rance Buss, to present at their 64th Annual Conference September 21 – 24, in Amelia Island, Florida.  Buss’ presentation, “Fiduciary 101 for 403(b) Plans,” will cover recent changes to the audit requirements for 403(b) plans; specifically he will cover the role of the fiduciary, characteristics of affected plans, new regulations, the implications of those regulations, and compliance strategies.

In addition to providing attest services for a myriad of benefit plans, Buss has toured the country sharing best practices and speaking to various organizations on compliance changes and regulatory developments that impact plan sponsors. Buss, who is considered a subject matter expert in benefit plan compliance, is an active participant in the Special Task Force for Audits of 403(b) plans coordinated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) and regularly participates leadership activities of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC).

Buss has been with MJ for more than six years and is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas San Antonio. In addition to serving as the leader of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Team, Buss serves as the program chair of the “Day to Play in the Dirt” charity event for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Houston. 

About Profit Sharing/401K Council of America (PSCA)

Established in 1947, PSCA is a national, non-profit association of 1,200 companies and their 6 million plan participants. PSCA represents its members' interests to federal policymakers and offers practical, cost-effective assistance with profit sharing and 401(k) plan design, administration, investment, compliance and communication. PSCA's services are tailored to meet the needs of both large and small companies. Members range in size from Fortune 100 firms to small, entrepreneurial businesses. 

About McConnell & Jones LLP:

McConnell & Jones LLP is a public accounting firm registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.  The firm specializes in financial statement audits, benefit plan audits, internal control reviews, tax planning and compliance, and strategy and business process consulting for public, private and government clients. McConnell & Jones is among the top 40 accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans, and according to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, MJ is one of the largest CPA firm in Houston. For additional information please see


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