The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has identified deficiencies in eight audits performed by Big Four firm Deloitte during an inspection of the firm conducted over a six-month period in 2006. The audit overseer said that in some cases, the audit deficiencies "were of such significance that it appeared to the inspection team that the firm, at the time it issued its audit report, had not obtained sufficient competent evidential matter to support its opinion on the issuer's financial statements." The audit clients are not identified in the PCAOB's inspection report. A response letter to the board by the Big Four firm raised objections to the findings in two of the audits. Deloitte said that it was committed to "the highest standards of audit quality." The firm said that it has already begun work to address the board's concerns over the remaining audit reports. The report can be accessed at: http://www.pcaobus.org/Inspections/Public_Reports/index.aspx

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