Erica Knerzer

Erica G. Knerzer

CPA, Senior Audit Manager

Phone: 608.793.3113
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About Erica​

Erica Knerzer joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2000 and is a senior manager in the La Crosse, WI, office. She provides ERISA audit services and performs audits of privately held organizations.

Erica serves as the co-chair of the Employee Benefit Plan services group, focusing on the development of employee benefit plan audit services. She also is a member of the firm’s Audit and Accounting Committee.

Areas of Focus

Commercial Accounting and Auditing

Employee Benefit Plan Audits



Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Certified Public Accountant

AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Organizations

Rotary East of La Crosse, Treasurer

Recent Articles by Erica

Audit Errors

3 Common Audit Errors: How to Catch Them Ahead of Time

Employee Benefit Plans (EBPs), are highly regulated by both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Erisa Section 103(a)(3)(c)

ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(C) Audit

The new audit standard, Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136, is now effective for calendar year-end employee benefit plans subject
SNSP Applications

Things to Remember When Filling Out SNSP Applications

The Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP) is a great program that allows a student with a disability, who meets certain

Key Changes for Employers Related to the SECURE Act

The topics on everyone’s mind these days seem to be the coronavirus pandemic and the various related acts that were
Lease Standard

The Year-End Plan Census

When you’ve reached the end of the Plan year, among other administrative tasks, it is time to compile the census.
Employee Deferrals

Correcting Missed Employee Deferrals

It’s the end of the plan year and you just discovered some errors were made with respect to employee deferrals

Contractors: Revenue Recognition Standard

The recognition of revenue under current accounting standards requires the consideration of two factors; being realized or realizable and being
SOC Report

Understanding a SOC Report and Its Purpose in Relation to an Employee Benefit Plan

SOC Report. SSAE 16 or 18. What do these terms mean? Your employee benefit plan auditor may request these reports
Contribution Exchange Transaction

The Importance of Timely Employee Deferral Remittances

Many employee benefit plan sponsors know that participant contributions to a retirement plan that are withheld by an employer need