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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 2M - FINANCIAL REPORTS AND AUDIT  

PART 2M.4 - APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF AUDITORS  

Division 6 - Appointment, removal and fees of auditors for companies    View history reference

Subdivision A - Appointment of company auditors    View history reference

SECTION 328A  AUDITOR ' S CONSENT TO APPOINTMENT  

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328A(1)  

A company, the directors of a company or the responsible entity of a registered scheme must not appoint an individual, firm or company as auditor of the company unless that individual, firm or company:


(a) has consented, before the appointment, to act as auditor; and


(b) has not withdrawn that consent before the appointment is made.

For the purposes of this section, a consent, or the withdrawal of a consent, must be given by written notice to the company, the directors or the responsible entity of the scheme.

328A(2)  

A notice under subsection (1) given by a firm must be signed by a member of the firm who is a registered company auditor both:


(a) in the firm name; and


(b) in his or her own name.

328A(3)  

A notice under subsection (1) given by a company must be signed by a director or senior manager of the company both:


(a) in the company ' s name; and


(b) in his or her own name.

328A(4)  

If a company, the directors of a company or the responsible entity of a registered scheme appoints an individual, firm or company as auditor of a company in contravention of subsection (1):


(a) the purported appointment does not have any effect; and


(b) the company or responsible entity, and any officer of the company or responsible entity who is in default, are each guilty of an offence.

Note: An officer of a company, or of a responsible entity, is in default if the officer is involved in the contravention of subsection (1) by the company, the company ' s directors or the entity (see section 83 ). Section 79 defines involved .


 



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