Is a school district required to select an audit firm to perform its annual/biennial audit from a list approved by our Office?

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Is a school district required to select an audit firm to perform its annual/biennial audit from a list approved by our Office?

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No. To assist districts in finding an audit firm to perform their annual/biennial audit, our Office will provide, upon request, a list of audit firms who currently have approved audit contracts or are interested in contracting for audit services with school districts. We do not recommend, endorse, or vouch for any audit firms on the list, and the list does not qualify as a prospective bidders’ list. Districts may use one of these firms or may select a different firm. When a proposed audit contract is submitted to our Office for approval, we determine whether the audit contract states that the auditor is independent as required by statute. We do not give any assurance that the work performed by the audit firm or the final audit reports will comply with applicable laws and professional standards. However, if we have previously reviewed the work of the audit firm and found that it consistently failed to comply with applicable laws and professional standards, we may disapprove the audit co

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