Under any of the following circumstances, the competent authority may order a service enterprise to make improvements within a prescribed time limit, or where necessary, to engage a CPA to conduct a special audit of its internal control system and obtain an audit report and submit it to the competent authority for recordation:
- Failure to document its internal control system.
- Failure to appoint qualified personnel as full-time internal auditors or to appoint them in an appropriate number.
- Failure to file a report within a prescribed time limit on, or fail to scrupulously execute, its annual audit plan.
- Failure to file a report within a prescribed time limit on the actual execution of its annual audit plan.
- Failure to file a report within the prescribed time limit on the correction of any deficiency or irregularity of the internal control system identified in an audit.
- Failure to duly conduct self-assessment of its internal control system or to prepare a Statement on Internal Control.
- Serious instance of failure to correct a deficiency of the internal control system pursuant to the internal control recommendations issued by a CPA.
- Serious instance of false external financial reporting or violating a law, regulation, or bylaw.
- Any material fraud or suspicion of fraud.
- Other condition where the competent authority deems a special audit to be necessary.