Deloitte accountant censured over Ahold
Accountant failed to fulfill his professional duties, says regulator
John van den Vries, the Deloitte accountant who approved the 2000 and 2001
annual reports of Dutch supermarket group
Ahold, has been censured by Dutch accounting
Van den Vries from
Accountants BV – the Dutch arm of the international firm – was censured for
failing to fulfill his professional duties in the Royal Ahold accounting
According to the
Herald Tribune, The Netherlands’ Institute for Registered
Accountants found Van den Vries approved the company’s 2000 and 2001 annual
reports without sufficient confidence that they were accurate.
Managing partner Huub Wieleman of Deloitte Accountants BV said it was the
firm would appeal the ruling.