Or. Admin. R. 410-141-5035 - FINANCIAL SOLVENCY REGULATION: Accountant's Letter of Qualifications

Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021

(1) An accountant shall furnish the CCO, in connection with and for inclusion in the filing of the annual audited financial report, a letter stating the following:
(a) That the accountant is independent with respect to the CCO and conforms to the standards of the accounting profession as contained in the Code of Professional Ethics and pronouncements of the AICPA and the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Oregon State Board of Accountancy, or a similar code of conduct of the state board regulating the practice of accountancy in the state in which the accountant is licensed to practice.
(b) The background and experience in general, and the experience in audits of CCOs, of the staff assigned to the engagement and whether each is an independent certified public accountant.
(c) That the accountant understands that the annual audited financial report and the opinion of the accountant thereon must be filed in compliance with OAR 410-141-5020 and that the Authority will rely on the information contained in the report and opinion in the monitoring and regulation of the financial position of CCOs.
(d) That the accountant consents to the requirements of OAR 410-141-5020 and that the accountant agrees to make the workpapers described in OAR 410-141-5040 available for review by the Authority, or the Authority's designee or appointed agent.
(e) A representation that the accountant is currently licensed by an appropriate state licensing authority and is a member in good standing in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
(f) A representation that the accountant is in compliance with OAR 410-141-5025.
(2) This section does not prohibit an independent certified public accountant from using such staff as the accountant determines appropriate when use of the staff is consistent with the standards prescribed by generally accepted auditing standards.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 410-141-5035
DMAP 58-2019, adopt filed 12/18/2019, effective 1/1/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.042, 414.615, 414.625, 414.635 & 414.651

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 414.610-414.685

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