Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 50.13 - Accountant's letter of qualifications

Current through March 28, 2022

An accountant or accounting firm retained by an insurer to comply with this subchapter shall furnish the insurer, and the insurer shall obtain and include with the filing of the annual audited financial report required under s. Ins 50.05, a letter from the accountant or accounting firm stating:

(1) That the accountant or accounting firm is independent with respect to the insurer and conforms to the standards of his or her profession as contained in the code of professional ethics and pronouncements of the American institute of certified public accountants and the rules of professional conduct of the board of public accountancy of this state, or similar code.
(2) The background and experience in general, and the experience in audits of insurers of the staff assigned to the engagement and whether each is an independent certified public accountant. This subchapter does not prohibit the accountant or accounting firm from utilizing such staff as he or she deems appropriate where use is consistent with the standards prescribed by generally accepted auditing standards.
(3) That the accountant or accounting firm understands that the annual audited financial report and his or her opinion on the annual audited financial report will be filed in compliance with this chapter and that the commissioner will be relying on this information in the monitoring and regulation of the financial position of insurers.
(4) That the accountant or accounting firm consents to the requirements of s. Ins 50.14 and that the accountant or accounting firm consents and agrees to make available work papers for review by the commissioner.
(5) A representation that the accountant or accounting firm is properly licensed by an appropriate state licensing authority and is a member in good standing in the American institute of certified public accountants.
(6) A representation that the accountant or accounting firm is an independent certified public accounting firm and that there are no grounds for disqualification of the accountant or accounting firm under s. Ins 50.08.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 50.13
Cr. Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; CR 08-053: am. (4) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.

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