Financial Accounting Blog

Monday, November 24, 2003

This MSNBC article reports on Hollinger's overstatement of prior year's profit. The article goes on to describes the company's inability to have their top management or auditors sign the financial statements and the trouble this is causing with the SEC.
BUT NEITHER EXECUTIVES nor its auditors signed off on the filing, meaning the numbers are incomplete and the company would have to file an amended report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ... Hollinger also said KPMG has been unable to complete its audit of the financial statements and that the figures in the third-quarter report were not certified by interim CEO Gordon Paris and others in top management. Because of that, “the staff of the SEC will take the position that this Form 10-Q is deficient ... “ the company said in the filing.