2017 Tennessee Code
Title 7 - Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities
Local Government Functions
Chapter 69 - Tourism Development Authority Act
§ 7-69-109. Annual audit -- Annual report -- Budget.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 7-69-109 (2017)
  • (a) The board of directors of each authority shall cause an annual audit to be made of the books and records of the authority. With prior approval of the comptroller of the treasury, the audit may be performed by a licensed certified public accountant selected by the authority. If a licensed certified public accountant is employed, the audit contract between the authority and the licensed certified public accountant shall be on contract forms prescribed by the comptroller of the treasury. The cost of any audit shall be paid by the authority. The comptroller of the treasury, through the department of audit, shall be responsible for determining that the audits are prepared in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and that the audits meet the minimum standards prescribed by the comptroller of the treasury.
  • (b) In the event the governing body of the authority fails or refuses to have the audit prepared, then the comptroller of the treasury may appoint a licensed certified public accountant, or direct the department of audit, to prepare the audit, the cost of the audit to be paid by the authority.
  • (c) Each authority shall prepare an annual report of its business affairs and transactions. A copy of such report and a copy of the annual audit referenced in subsection (a) shall be filed annually with the governing body of the municipality granting permission to the authority to organize.
  • (d) Before the commencement of each fiscal year, each authority shall adopt a budget for such fiscal year and file such budget with the municipality granting permission to the authority to organize.
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