Deloitte fined $1.1M for SIG audit lapses


Deloitte received a penalty of 906,250 pounds (U.S. $1.1 million) for evidence failures regarding supplier rebates and cash uncovered in its 2015 and 2016 financial year audits at British-based specialist building product distributor SIG.

The Big Four firm was reprimanded by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on Thursday. It received a 27.5 percent discount on an initial penalty of £1,250,000 (U.S. $1.5 million) for admission and cooperation, including a declaration its FY2015 and FY2016 audit reports at SIG did not meet relevant requirements.

Simon Manning, the Deloitte engagement partner on the audit, received a discounted penalty of £36,250 (U.S. $43,600) and reprimand from the FRC.

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