Corporations Act 2001

CHAPTER 9 - MISCELLANEOUS  

PART 9.2 - REGISTRATION OF AUDITORS  

Division 3 - Cancellation or suspension of registration  

SECTION 1292   POWERS OF BOARD IN RELATION TO AUDITORS  

1292(1)  


The Board may, if it is satisfied on an application by ASIC or APRA for a person who is registered as an auditor to be dealt with under this section that, before, at or after the commencement of this section:


(a) the person has:


(ia) contravened section 324DB ; or

(i) contravened section 1287A ; or

(ia) failed to comply with a condition of the person's registration as an auditor; or

(ii) ceased to be resident in Australia; or


(b) the person either:


(i) has not performed any audit work during a continuous period of not less than 5 years; or

(ii) has not performed any significant audit work during a continuous period of not less than 5 years;
and, as a result, has ceased to have the practical experience necessary for carrying out audits for the purposes of this Act; or


(d) the person has failed, whether in or outside this jurisdiction, to carry out or perform adequately and properly:


(i) the duties of an auditor; or

(ii) any duties or functions required by an Australian law to be carried out or performed by a registered company auditor;
or is otherwise not a fit and proper person to remain registered as an auditor;

by order, cancel, or suspend for a specified period, the registration of the person as an auditor.

1292(1A)  


In determining for the purposes of subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) whether audit work performed by a person is significant, have regard to:


(a) the nature of the audit; and


(b) the extent to which the person was involved in the audit; and


(c) the level of responsibility the person assumed in relation to the audit.

1292(2) - (6)  
(Repealed by No 11 of 2016, s 3, Sch 2 [ 230] (effective 1 March 2017).)

1292(7)  


The Board must, if it is satisfied on an application by ASIC or APRA for a person who is registered as an auditor to be dealt with under this section:


(a) that the person is disqualified from managing corporations under Part 2D.6 ; or


(b) that the person is incapable, because of mental infirmity, of managing his or her affairs;

by order, cancel the registration of the person as an auditor.

1292(8)  
(Repealed by No 11 of 2016, s 3, Sch 2 [ 233] (effective 1 March 2017).)

1292(9)  


Where, on an application by ASIC or APRA for a person who is registered as an auditor to be dealt with under this section, the Board is satisfied that the person has failed to carry out or perform adequately and properly any of the duties or functions mentioned in paragraph (1)(d), or is otherwise not a fit and proper person to remain registered as an auditor the Board may deal with the person in one or more of the following ways:


(a) by admonishing or reprimanding the person;


(b) by requiring the person to give an undertaking to engage in, or to refrain from engaging in, specified conduct;


(c) by requiring the person to give an undertaking to refrain from engaging in specified conduct except on specified conditions;

and, if a person fails to give an undertaking when required to do so under paragraph (b) or (c), or contravenes an undertaking given pursuant to a requirement under that paragraph, the Board may, by order, cancel, or suspend for a specified period, the registration of the person as an auditor.

1292(10)  


The Board's powers under subsection (9) may be exercised in addition to, or in substitution for, the exercise of the Board ' s powers to cancel or suspend a registration under subsection (1).

1292(11)  
The Board may exercise any of its powers under this Division in relation to a person as a result of conduct engaged in by the person whether or not that conduct constituted or might have constituted an offence, and whether or not any proceedings have been brought or are to be brought in relation to that conduct.

1292(12)  
This section has effect subject to section 1294 .


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