KPMG wins Blackburn Rovers audit

KPMG wins Blackburn Rovers audit

Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers swap auditors PM+M for KPMG

KPMG HAS SIGNED A DEAL with Blackburn Rovers FC to become its auditor.

The Premier League club has dropped its contract with its previous auditor PM+M. They had been its auditor for more than 100 years, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.

The change is just one of several handed down by new owners Indian poultry company Venky’s.

Richard Ainscough, partner at PM+M, said: “When a company is acquired, it is quite normal for the auditor of the acquiring company to be appointed.

“Naturally, we are sorry to see the account go, especially because they have been with us for more than a century.”

Two of Venky’s representatives, Gandhi Babu and Mahesh Gupta, were brought onto Blackburn Rovers’ board in January, before chairman John Williams quit after 13 years at the club.

A KPMG spokeswoman confirmed the accountant’s Preston office had been hired as Rovers’ auditor.

Related Articles

Fined by FRC: Grant Thornton next in the firing line

Audit Fined by FRC: Grant Thornton next in the firing line

1m Emanuela Hawker, Reporter
KPMG fined and reprimanded over Ted Baker audits

Audit KPMG fined and reprimanded over Ted Baker audits

2m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
FRC data on Big Four audits may highlight need for industry overhaul

Audit FRC data on Big Four audits may highlight need for industry overhaul

2m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
Ex-KPMG auditor faces six charges over Gupta wedding scandal

Audit Ex-KPMG auditor faces six charges over Gupta wedding scandal

2m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
BDO maintains lead in AIM auditor rankings

Audit BDO maintains lead in AIM auditor rankings

3m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
Another accounting error for BT Group as £500m pension deficit mistake revealed

Audit Another accounting error for BT Group as £500m pension deficit mistake revealed

3m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
FRC finds audit failures in UK pension scheme reporting

Audit FRC finds audit failures in UK pension scheme reporting

3m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
KPMG South Africa hit hard as more clients sever ties following audit scandals

Audit KPMG South Africa hit hard as more clients sever ties following audit scandals

3m Lucy Skoulding, Reporter