That a new section 4 of Part I of Canon VI, as follows, be approved:
- 1. The Synod shall appoint an auditor, being a chartered accountant, on nomination of the Administration and Finance Committee, to hold office until the next session of the Synod or until his successor is appointed.
- 2. The auditor shall report annually to the Synod, or to the National Executive Council in the years in which the Synod is not meeting, whether in his opinion the financial statements referred to present fairly the financial position of the Synod and the results of its operations for the period under review, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a basis consistent with that of the preceding period.
- 3. The auditor shall have access at all times to all records, documents, books, accounts and vouchers of the Synod and shall be entitled to require from the officers of the Synod such information and explanations as in his opinion may be necessary to enable him to report as required.
- 4. The auditor shall be entitled to attend each session of the Synod or the National Executive Council, and shall receive all notices and other communications that the members of the Synod are entitled to receive, and shall be entitled to speak during any part of the business of the session which concerns him as auditor.'
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[Recorded as No. 59 in Acts of Synod, p. 68. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]