CA Gov't Code Section 12410.5


The Controller shall receive every audit report prepared for any local agency, as defined in Section 53890, in compliance with the federal Single Audit Act of 1984 (31 U.S.C. Sec. 7501 et seq.) and required under any law to be submitted to any state agency, and shall, after ascertaining its compliance with that federal act, transmit the report to the designated state agency.


The audit report shall be submitted to the Controller within nine months after the end of the period audited or pursuant to applicable federal or state law.


An audit report for any local agency submitted to the Controller pursuant to this section shall comply with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.


If a local agency does not submit the audit report required by this section to the Controller by the due date established in subdivision (b) of this section, the Controller may appoint a qualified certified public accountant or public accountant to complete the report and to obtain the information required. Any cost incurred by the Controller pursuant to this subdivision, including a contract with, or the employment of, the certified public accountant or public accountant, in completing the audit shall be borne by the local agency and shall be a charge against any unencumbered funds of the local agency.


Before appointing a certified public accountant or public accountant pursuant to subdivision (d), the Controller shall first notify a local agency of its failure to submit the audit report and give the local agency a reasonable amount of time to submit the report.


The Controller shall refer any matters of unprofessional conduct, as defined in Section 5100 of the Business and Professions Code, and multiple and repeated failures to disclose noncompliant acts to the California Board of Accountancy.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 12410.5’s source at ca​.gov