UBIQUITEL RETAINS KPMG: UbiquiTel, a subsidiary and provider of Sprint communications services throughout midsized markets in the Western and Midwestern U.S., named Big Four firm KPMG as its new independent accountant.KPMG replaces PricewaterhouseCoopers as auditor to the Conshohocken, Pa.-based company. According to a filing, PwC's reports on UbiquiTel's financials for the years ended Dec. 31, 2004 and 2005, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle.
According to the filing, PwC resigned as auditor in July.
AZZ JETTISONS E&Y: Azz Inc., an electrical equipment and components manufacturer, dismissed its auditor, Big Four firm Ernst & Young, and named BDO Seidman as its new independent accountant. The dismissal had been approved by the audit committee of the Fort Worth, Texas-based company.
E&Y's reports on the company's financials for the years ended Feb. 28, 2005 and 2006, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle.
SYNAGRO ENGAGES HEIN & ASSOCIATES: Synagro Technologies, a Houston-based recycler of biosolids and organic residuals, named Hein & Associates as its new auditor, after PricewaterhouseCoopers declined to stand for re-election.
According to a federal filing, Hein & Associates was selected following a request-for-proposal process initiated by Synagro.
PwC said that it would complete its procedures regarding the company's unaudited condensed quarterly financial statements for the quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2006, and the 10-Q.
COACTIVE DISMISSES BDO: CoActive Marketing Group Inc., an integrated sales and promotional agency in New York, dismissed its auditor, BDO Seidman. At press time, a replacement had not been named. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing did not give a reason for the change.
The audit reports of BDO on the company's financials as of March 31, 2005 and 2006, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
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