§ 15.2-538. Examination and audit of accounts and books
The board shall require an annual audit of the books of every county officer who handles public funds to be made by an accountant who is not a regular officer or employee of the county and who is thoroughly qualified by training and experience. An audit made by the Auditor of Public Accounts, under the provisions of law, may be considered as having satisfied the requirements of this paragraph.
The board may at any time order an examination or audit of the accounts of any officer or department of the county government. Upon the death, resignation, removal or expiration of the terms of any county officer, the director of finance shall cause an audit and investigation of the accounts of such officer to be made and shall report the results to the county executive and to the board. In case of the death, resignation or removal of the director of finance, the board shall cause an audit to be made of his accounts. If, as a result of any such audit, an officer is found indebted to the county, the board shall proceed forthwith to collect such indebtedness.
(Code 1950, § 15-298; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-615; 1997, c. 587.)Sections: Previous 15.2-528 15.2-529 15.2-530 15.2-531 15.2-532 15.2-533 15.2-534 15.2-535 15.2-536 15.2-537 15.2-538 15.2-539 15.2-540 15.2-541 15.2-542 Next
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