27:25A-36. Financial, management audits
36. a. The authority shall cause a financial audit of its books and accounts to be made at least once each year by certified public accountants and a copy thereof shall be filed with the State Treasurer.
b. Not less than once every five years the authority shall cause a management audit of its operational effectiveness and efficiency to be conducted by an independent consulting firm selected by the authority from a list of at least five such firms provided by the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting in the Department of the Treasury. No firm which has performed a financial audit of the authority in the five years previous to an impending management audit shall be selected by the authority to perform that impending management audit.
A copy of the management audit shall be filed in the same manner as the copy of the reports required to be submitted pursuant to section 35 of this act. In addition, the officials receiving a copy of the management audit also shall receive a copy of the recommendations or comments of the consultant concerning the management or operation of any of the authority's resources or programs.
The first management audit to be conducted pursuant to this subsection shall commence within three years of the effective date of this act.
The cost of the audits required by this section may be treated as a part of the cost of a project.
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