Round and round and round…

Nearly four years ago, I grabbed a horse and hopped on the Big4 Auditor Carousel. Over the years, there were nuggets like Ventas and the Scott London/KPMG fiasco, but mostly it was run of the mill auditor changes. KPMG out, PwC in. EY resigns, and Deloitte takes their place. Where am I going with this? I’m jumping off the Carousel; no more Big4 auditor change posts. It’s time to move on.

I learned a lot, had some fun, and met many wonderful people in the process. Thank you for your support.

All the best,



Big4 Auditor Changes week ending 03 Jul 2016

A slow week leading into the Fourth of July holiday. Two companies step into Big4 territory, moving up from smaller audit firms.

Filing Date Company Location Old Auditor New Auditor Dismissal / Resignation
6/28/2016 Kewaunee Scientific Corporation NC Cherry Bekaert LLP Ernst & Young LLP Dismissal
7/1/2016 Ignyta, Inc. CA Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. KPMG LLP Dismissal

Tune in again next week to find out whether the lazy summer days continue.

Round and round and round…

Big4 Auditor Changes week ending 26 Jun 2016

Another week gone by with a number of Big4 auditor changes. Every Big4 firm got involved. Of the six changes, four went from a Big4 firm to a smaller, non-Big4 firm.

Here’s what happened:

Filing Date Company Location Old Auditor New Auditor Dismissal / Resignation
6/20/2016 GI Dynamics, Inc. MA Ernst & Young LLP Moody Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP Dismissal
6/20/2016 Novatel Wireless, Inc. CA Ernst & Young LLP Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Dismissal
6/22/2016 Rocket Fuel Inc. CA Deloitte & Touche LLP BDO USA LLP Dismissal
6/22/2016 Travelzoo Inc. NY Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP KPMG LLP Dismissal
6/22/2016 Man FRM Managed Futures Strategies LLC NY Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Ernst & Young Ltd. Dismissal
6/24/2016 VAALCO Energy, Inc. TX Deloitte & Touche LLP BDO USA LLP Dismissal

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R0und and round and round…