Null-Lairson, P.C. is located in Houston, Texas with offices in Houston, Texas City, Galveston & Sugar
Land. The company was founded in October of 1975 with just three people. We have grown steadily
over the years, and today we are one of the largest locally-owned public accounting firms in the
We serve individuals, government & non-profit organizations, and clients in businesses spanning
virtually every industry. Our clients are both large and small, and we know the needs of each are
different. That is why our firm makes a special effort to establish mutually beneficial relationships with
every one of our clients— to fully understand their needs and to develop sound financial solutions for
each one. When you get to know our people you will find a company founded on honesty,
independence and trust. Ours is a firm that truly believes integrity never goes out of style.
The professionals at Null-Lairson, P.C. are committed to the philosophy of providing quality and timely
services to our clients. We believe in building a relationship with you so that we understand your goals
— and help you attain them.
Our Promise to Clients
We promise to deliver exceptional value by providing insightful and imaginative solutions to your
financial needs. We promise to be available and accessible. We will give you our best. We promise to
hold ourselves to the highest business and personal ethics.
OUR EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN PRACTICE
Our ERISA audits are conducted with the primary objective of helping clients to reduce
their fiduciary risks. With over 30 years of experience with 401k, profit sharing, ESOP and defined
contribution single-employer and multi-employer plans, Null-Lairson brings a superior level of experience
and knowledge to your plan audit.
Our Quality Commitment
As a member of the American Institute of CPAs Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
(AICPA EBPAQC) we are committed to adhering to the highest quality standards by designating a
partner responsible for our employee benefit plan audit practice, establishing quality control programs,
performing annual internal inspection procedures, and making our peer review report publicly available.
Under the Department of Labor’s employee benefit plan audit monitoring program, the DOL reviewed one of
our audit engagements in 2009 and were fully satisfied that our audit had been conducted completely under
generally accepted auditing standards.
3411 Richmond Avenue | Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77046 | (P) 713.621.1515 | (F) 713.621.1570
Our employee benefit plan audit services include:
• Pension & 401(k) plans subject to the (ERISA) under the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of
• Governmental pension plans
• Consulting services related to employee benefit plans
• Preparation of IRS Form 5500 and summary annual reports
• Compliance assistance including corrections under DOL voluntary correction programs
Our team of employee benefit plan auditor specialists stays current in this highly technical practice area
by attending various educational programs including the annual AICPA National Conference on
Employee Benefit Plans and other relevant seminars and by reviewing publications from the AICPA
EBPAQC, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, the DOL and the IRS.
Our Employee Benefit Plan Audit Practice Leader, Amanda E. Eaves, CPA, has been providing these
services to employee benefit plans of all types and sizes for over 15 years and is involved in the
planning, fieldwork, and completion stages of all ERISA audits.
At Null-Lairson, PC we have developed relationships with a number of important associations and
organizations to help in the development and delivery of our employee benefit plan audit service. Our
CPA Associates International, Inc.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
American Institute of CPAs Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
Regarding fees, if we do not meet or exceed your expectations, we will adjust those fees based on the
perceived value to our client. We hope that our services will always exceed expectations. We appreciate
any communication regarding fees or services at any time.
For more information about our employee benefit plan audit services contact Amanda Eaves
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.386.1138.
Amanda E. Eaves, CPA
Partner ERISA Audit Services
Experience NullLairson, PC, Houston, Texas
BKD, LLP (formerly White, Petrov, McHone), Houston, Texas
Areas of Special
Knowledge Audit and review services for a broad range of industries including defined
contribution and defined benefit plans sponsored by privately held businesses,
publicly traded corporations and local governments, federal government
contractors, and privately held business.
Amanda is responsible for the firm’s employee benefit plan practice which
includes full scope and DOL limited scope audits of public and privately
sponsored plans. Plans currently served include defined contribution and
defined benefit plans with participant counts ranging from 120 to 3,000
Serving as Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) approved pre‐
issuance reviewer of ERISA practice and related engagements for other
Certified Public Accounting firms under TSBPA disciplinary action.
Education Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, 1994
Certifications Certified Public Accountant, Texas 1996
Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee 2007
Affiliations International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
National Association of Women Business Owners
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Cara K. Crager, CPA
Manager ERISA Audit Services
Experience NullLairson, PC, Houston, Texas
Areas of Special
Knowledge Manage audits and other attest engagements for private companies and employee
benefit plans from planning to report issuance
Preparation and review of Annual Financial Reports
Coordinate all employee benefit plan audits schedules and staffing
Ensure employee benefit plan audits are performed uniformly in accordance with the
Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and applicable Internal Revenue
Service Rules and Regulations.
Responsible to train firm staff in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing
Responsible to keep current with the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality
Center guidance regarding developments in the industry
Responsible for guiding the firm’s Professional Development Committee in keeping
abreast with updates to the FASB Codification, GASB Statements issued and Statements
on Auditing Standards issued
Education Stephen F. Austin State University
Master of Public Accountancy, 2004
Certifications Certified Public Accountant, Texas 2007
Affiliations Texas Society of CPAs
Member, American Institute Certified Public Accountants
Member, Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Membership Committee, Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership