2017 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 14 - Higher Education Accountability Act of 2004
§ 49-14-102. Creation of audit committee -- Employment of internal auditor.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-14-102 (2017)
  • (a) The board of regents and each state university board created under chapter 8, part 2 of this title and the University of Tennessee board of trustees created under chapter 9, part 2 of this title shall each create an audit committee. Each board is authorized to select one (1) or more certified public accountants or other qualified citizens who are not members of such board to serve on the audit committee.
  • (b) Each audit committee shall employ a person qualified by training and experience to serve as the chief internal auditor. The chief internal auditor shall report directly to the audit committee and respective board and shall be removable only for cause by a majority vote of the respective board. The internal auditor shall file a report on the audit work with the audit committee at least annually.
  • (c) An audit committee created pursuant to this chapter shall also be subject to the State of Tennessee Audit Committee Act of 2005, compiled in title 4, chapter 35.
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