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Qualifications of Auditors   

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(a) Each audit shall be made by a certified public accountant or a public accountant, licensed by the California Board of Accountancy, and selected by the local education agency from a directory of certified public accountants and public accountants deemed by the Controller as qualified to conduct audits of local education agencies published by the Controller not later than December 31 of each year.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (d) of Education Code Section 41320.1, it is unlawful for a public accounting firm to provide audit services to a local educational agency if the lead audit partner, or coordinating audit partner, having primary responsibility for the audit, or the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit, has performed audit services for that local educational agency in each of the six previous fiscal years. The Education Audit Appeals Panel may waive this requirement if the panel finds that no otherwise eligible auditor is available to perform the audit.

Authority cited:

Education Code 14502.1

Reference:

Education Code 41020

(Amended by Register 2004, No. 26)