§6-9-2. Uniform system of accounting and reporting for local governmental offices and agencies; form and uniform system for receipts; additional power and authority.
The chief inspector shall formulate, prescribe and install a system of accounting and reporting in conformity with the provisions of this article, which shall be uniform for all local governmental offices and agencies and for all public accounts of the same class and which shall exhibit true accounts and detailed statements for all public funds collected, received and expended for any purpose by all local governmental officers, employees or other persons. The accounts shall show the receipt, use and disposition of all public property under the control of local governmental officers, employees or other persons and any income derived therefrom and of all sources of public income, the amounts due and received from each source, all receipts, vouchers and other documents kept or required to be kept and necessary to identify and prove the validity of every transaction, all statements and reports made or required to be made for the internal administration of the office to which they pertain and all reports published or required to be published for the information of the people regarding any and all details of the financial administration of public affairs. The chief inspector shall prescribe receipt forms for all local governmental offices and agencies and shall formulate, prescribe and install a uniform system with respect to the utilization, processing and disposition of receipts given as evidence of moneys or property collected or received by local governmental offices and agencies. The chief inspector shall also formulate, prescribe and install a system of accounting for the civil accounts of the offices of the magistrates, which shall exhibit true accounts and detailed statements of the services rendered, the name and address of the persons for whom rendered, the charges made and collected therefor and other information as may be necessary to identify the transaction.
The chief inspector is vested and charged with the duties of administering and enforcing the provisions of this article and is authorized to promulgate and to enforce such rules as may be necessary to implement the administration and enforcement. The chief inspector shall use due diligence to ensure that all reports and audits are issued in a timely manner and to comply with all federal audit and bonded indebtedness requirements so as not to jeopardize the entity's funding. The power and authority herein granted shall be in addition to all other power and authority vested by law in the State Tax Commissioner as chief inspector or otherwise.