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Acceptable Audit Report Formats

The State Controller’s Office (SCO) will accept reports submitted in the following formats:

• Unbound Hard copy

• Electronic copy (Unsecured PDF) 

Electronic report files must be in PDF file format and include the independent auditor’s electronic signature. Electronic reports may be submitted on a CD by mail or transferred electronically via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). For more information about FTP submissions, please see the  File Transfer Protocol (FTP) link in the Submissions section.

The SCO cannot accept report submissions by e-mail due to security protocol. The SCO server may quarantine e-mailed reports without sending an error notification to the sender or a notice to the recipient.