(a)  Standards for Government Audits. A CPA shall not render audit services to a government entity or entity that receives government awards and is required to receive an audit in accordance with Government Auditing Standards unless the CPA has complied with the applicable Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

(b)  Government Auditing Standards. The Government Auditing Standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office, including subsequent amendments and additions, are hereby incorporated by reference, as provided by G.S. 150B-21.6, and shall be considered Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards for the purpose of Paragraph (a) of this Rule. Departures from the standards listed in this Paragraph shall be justified by those who do not follow them as set out in the standards.

(c)  Copies of Standards. Copies of the Government Auditing Standards may be inspected in the offices of the Board, as described in 21 NCAC 08A .0102. Copies may be obtained from the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402-0001.  They are available at a cost, which is sixteen dollars ($16.00) in paperback form.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B-12; 57D-2-02; 93-12(9);

Eff. February 1, 2011;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2016.