The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has made public previously confidential quality control criticisms from its 2009 inspection of Ernst & Young LLP after finding that the firm failed to address them to the board’s satisfaction.

On Thursday, the PCAOB released the nonpublic portions of its July 2, 2010 report on the U.S. firm. The deficiencies included problems with E&Y’s audits of management’s estimates, including evaluating the reasonableness of management’s assumptions at several of the firm’s audit clients.

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