2-7-502. Short title -- purpose. (1) This part may be cited as the "State of Montana Single Audit Act".
(2) The purposes of this part are to:
(a) improve the financial management of local government entities with respect to federal, state, and local financial assistance;
(b) establish uniform requirements for financial reports and audits of local government entities;
(c) ensure constituent interests by determining that compliance with all appropriate statutes and regulations is accomplished;
(d) ensure that the financial condition and operations of the local government entities are reasonably conducted and reported;
(e) ensure that the stewardship of local government entities is conducted in a manner to preserve and protect the public trust;
(f) ensure that local government entities accomplish, with economy and efficiency, the duties and responsibilities of the entities in accordance with the legal requirements imposed and the desires of the public; and
(g) promote the efficient and effective use of audit resources.