The move followed the company’s acquisition of data systems provider Neometrics, which worked as a sub-contractor for Deloitte Consulting. The company may continue to provide services to Deloitte Consulting, and so Natus decided it would terminate its relationship with the auditor to prevent a conflict of interest. ‘Deloitte & Touche has served as our outside auditor for more than 10 years and we have appreciated their professionalism and competency,’ said Steven Murphy, Natus vice-president of finance.
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