Big4 Auditor Changes week ending 09 Feb 2014

Nearly all the Big4 auditor changes involved Ernst & Young this week. A dismissal, a client win, and a couple de facto resignations when EY declined to stand for reappointment.

In the back and forth between Big4 and 2nd tier firms, the Big4 came out on top this week, taking two clients from the smaller Grant Thornton.

Filing Date Company Location Old Auditor New Auditor Dismissal / Resignation
2/4/2014 American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust, Inc. NY Grant Thornton LLP KPMG LLP Dismissal
2/6/2014 Brunswick Corporation IL Ernst & Young LLP Deloitte & Touche LLP Dismissal
2/7/2014 PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 IL Ernst & Young LLP Decline To Stand
2/7/2014 BLDRS Index Funds Trust IL Ernst & Young LLP Decline To Stand
2/7/2014 Weis Markets, Inc. PA Grant Thornton LLP Ernst & Young LLP Dismissal

That’s all for this week. You can have updates automatically emailed to you by clicking on the Follow button below and to the right. You can also follow our regular updates on the twitter feed.

Round and round and round…

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