Below are the documents cited in Unaccountable 00016: Deloot. This is the first of four Unaccountable profiles that focus on the ‘Big Four’ audit firms- Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC. All these firms play a systemic role in economic crimes and state capture. In July, Open Secrets released the report, The Corporations and Economic Crime Report Vol. 2: The Auditors, this profile and the next four draws on research in the report.
The ‘Big Four’ audit firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC – all play a systemic role in economic crimes and State Capture. The evidence suggests that these firms have prioritised profit over professional duties and the law. Accountability and reform of the industry are thus essential.