—(1) The auditor shall inspect and audit the accounts and other relevant records of the society and shall immediately draw the attention of the Registrar and the society to any irregularity disclosed by the inspection and audit that is, in the opinion of the auditor, of sufficient importance to justify his so doing. The financial statements submitted by the society after the close of the financial year shall be audited and reported on by the auditor.
(2) The auditor shall report —
whether the financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial transactions and the state of affairs of the society; and
such other matters arising from the audit as he considers should be reported.
(3) The auditor shall state in his report whether —
proper accounting and other records have been kept; and
the receipt, expenditure and investment of moneys and the acquisition and disposal of assets by the society during the year have been in accordance with the by-laws and the provisions of this Act and the Rules.
(4) The auditor may at any other time report to the Registrar and the society upon any matters arising out of the performance of the audit.
(5) The audit of the accounts of a registered society shall include an examination of and report on overdue debts, if any, and an examination of and report on the valuation of the assets and liabilities of the society.
(6) The Registrar may impose additional duties on an auditor, including but not limited to the following:
a duty to submit to the Registrar such additional information in relation to his audit as the Registrar considers necessary;
a duty to enlarge or extend the scope of his audit of the transactions and affairs of the society;
a duty to carry out any other examination or establish any procedure in any particular case;
and the auditor shall carry out such duty or duties.
(7) The society shall remunerate the auditor in respect of the discharge of such duty or duties as the Registrar may impose on the auditor under subsection (6), subject to the written directions of the Registrar.
(8) If an auditor of a society, in the course of the performance of his duties as auditor, has reason to believe that an offence involving fraud or dishonesty is being or has been committed against the society by any officer or employee of the society and —
the offence is punishable by imprisonment for a term that is not less than 2 years; and
the value of the property obtained or likely to be obtained from the commission of such an offence is not less than $20,000,
the auditor shall immediately report the matter to the Registrar.
(9) An officer of a society who refuses or fails, without lawful excuse, to allow an auditor of the society access, in accordance with this section, to any accounting and other records, including registers, of the society in his custody or control, or to give any information or explanation as and when required under this section, or otherwise hinders, obstructs or delays an auditor in the performance of his duties or the exercise of his powers, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $4,000.