Article 3. Reports And Financial Statements of California Financial Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 3.

(a) On or before the 15th day of March of every year, each industrial loan company shall file with the commissioner an audit report containing audited financial statements together with such other relevant information as the commissioner may require relating to the company and to each place of business of the company. The audited financial statements shall include a balance sheet of the company prepared as of the last day of the preceding calendar year and statements of income and of surplus for such calendar year.
  (b) The reports and financial statements referred to in subdivision (a) shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and shall be accompanied by a report, certificate, or opinion of an independent certified public accountant or independent public accountant, and shall contain such relevant information as the commissioner may require. The audits shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and the rules and regulations of the commissioner.
  (c) For good cause and upon written request, the commissioner may extend the time for compliance with subdivision (a).
  (d) If the report, certificate, or opinion of the independent accountant referred to in subdivision (b) hereof is in any way qualified, the commissioner may require the company to take such action as he or she deems appropriate to permit an independent accountant to remove such qualification from the report, certificate, or opinion.
  (e) The commissioner may reject any financial statement, report, certificate, or opinion filed pursuant to this section by notifying the company required to make such filing of its rejection and the cause thereof. Within 30 days after the receipt of such notice, the company shall correct such deficiency, and the failure so to do shall be deemed a violation of this division. The commissioner shall retain a copy of all filings so rejected.
Each industrial loan company which has issued and which has outstanding investment certificates shall:
  (a) Post in a conspicuous and prominent place in each business location a condensed statement of its financial condition, and
  (b) Furnish to a person prior to such person's investment in an investment certificate a copy of its latest condensed statement of its financial condition. Each year a copy of the condensed statement shall be furnished by mail or hand-delivered to each investment certificate holder.
  (c) Maintain and have available for public inspection a copy of its latest audited financial statement required by subdivision (a) of Section 18405 in each of its business locations. Any person shall, upon request, be permitted to inspect the statement during regular business hours.
  (d) The statement required by subdivisions (a) and (b) shall set forth such information and be in such form as may be required by the commissioner.
An industrial loan company shall, when requested by the commissioner, submit its unaudited financial statements, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and consisting of at least a balance sheet and a statement of income as of the date and for the period specified by the commissioner. The commissioner may require the submission of such reports on a monthly or other periodic basis.
An industrial loan company shall make other special reports to the commissioner as the commissioner may from time to time require.
The commissioner shall make and file annually with the department as a public record a composite of reports filed by industrial loan companies, and any comments thereon that he or she deems in the public interest.
For the purposes of the composite report provided for by Section 18409, an industrial loan company shall furnish statistical information as is reasonably required by the commissioner, including information for each place of business of the company and as to any parent, subsidiary or affiliated company.
The commissioner may by rule or regulation specify the form and contents of the financial statements, reports, certificates and opinions required to be filed pursuant to this article, and may require that such reports and financial statements be verified in such manner as he may prescribe.
Each report required under this article shall be filed with the commissioner at the time that the commissioner by regulation or order may require. If any industrial loan company fails to make any report required by this article at the time specified by the commissioner, or fails to include in that report any matter required by this article or by the commissioner, the commissioner shall assess and collect a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day which that report is delayed or withheld by the failure or neglect of that industrial loan company.