Big 4 Auditor Changes week ending 03/24/13

Quite a few auditor changes amongst the Big4 firms this week. The Howard Hughes Corporation, a real estate developer, got things started by choosing their new auditor after conducting a competitive bid process involving, “four national accounting firms.” The winner: E&Y. The loser, Deloitte.

KPMG was also a winner this week, picking up 3 new clients, while losing 2.  PwC lost a couple clients without gaining any.

Here’s the full list:

Filing Date Company Location Old Auditor New Auditor Dismissal / Resignation
3/18/2013 The Howard Hughes Corporation TX Deloitte & Touche LLP Ernst & Young LLP Dismissal
3/18/2013 Connecticut Water Service, Inc. CT PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ParenteBeard LLC Dismissal
3/18/2013 Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. VA KPMG LLP Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Dismissal
3/19/2013 Gold Resource Corporation CO StarkSchenkein, LLP KPMG LLP Dismissal
3/21/2013 HomeStreet, Inc. WA KPMG LLP Dismissal
3/21/2013 Constellation Energy Partners LLC TX PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP KPMG LLP Dismissal
3/22/2013 ADA-ES, Inc. CO EKS&H LLLP KPMG LLP Dismissal

If you’re looking for auditor changes beyond the Big4, visit our sister site, The Auditor Carousel, which covers all auditor changes of SEC filers.

That’s all folks! Come back next week for more of the latest information brought to you courtesy of the Big4 Auditor Carousel.


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