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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 270. Rules Governing Annual Financial Reporting

14VAC5-270-100. Scope of audit and report of independent certified public accountant.

Financial statements furnished pursuant to 14VAC5-270-60 shall be examined by an accountant. The audit of the insurer's financial statements shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. In accordance with U.S. Auditing Standards - AICPA Clarified (AU-C) Section 315 of the AICPA Professional Standards, Understanding the Entity and Its Environment and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement, the accountant shall obtain an understanding of internal control sufficient to plan the audit. To the extent required by AU-C Section 315, for those insurers required to file a Management's Report of Internal Control over Financial Reporting pursuant to 14VAC5-270-148, the accountant should consider (as the term should consider is defined in AU-C Section 200 of the AICPA Professional Standards, Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards) the most recently available report in planning and performing the audit of the statutory financial statements. Consideration shall be given to the procedures illustrated in the Financial Condition Examiners Handbook promulgated by the NAIC as the accountant deems necessary.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation 39, Case No. INS910072, § 11, eff. September 1, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 12, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2016.

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