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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 324CM

Deliberately disqualifying auditor

Individual auditor

             (1)  An individual contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the individual is appointed auditor of a company or registered scheme; and

                     (b)  while the appointment continues, the individual brings about a state of affairs; and

                     (c)  the individual cannot, while that state of affairs continues, act as auditor of the company or scheme without contravening Division 2 or 3.

Audit firm

             (2)  A member of a firm contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the firm is appointed auditor of a company or a registered scheme; and

                     (b)  while the appointment continues, the member brings about a state of affairs; and

                     (c)  the firm cannot, while that state of affairs continues, act as auditor of the company or scheme without a person contravening Division 2 or 3.

Audit company

             (3)  A person who is:

                     (a)  a member of a company; or

                     (b)  a director of a company; or

                     (c)  a lead auditor in relation to an audit conducted by a company;

contravenes this subsection if:

                     (d)  the company is appointed auditor of a company or a registered scheme; and

                     (e)  while the appointment continues, the person brings about a state of affairs; and

                      (f)  the company cannot, while that state of affairs continues, act as auditor of the company or scheme without contravening Division 2 or 3.



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