KPMG fined £18.4m and four staff banned from accountancy profession for deliberately misleading regulators

Auditor submitted ‘false and misleading information and documents’ relating to collapsed construction firm Carillion

Ben Chapman
Monday 25 July 2022 16:34 BST
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<p>Staff at the auditing giant misled the regulator about two audits</p>

Staff at the auditing giant misled the regulator about two audits

KPMG will pay £18.4m and four of its senior staff have been banned from the accountancy profession for misleading regulators over the firm’s botched audits of collapsed outsourcing company Carillion.

An investigation into KPMG’s work found the four former staff members had “made, or connived in or were knowingly associated with making certain false or misleading representations”, to the Financial Reporting Council.

They have been fined a combined £365,000 and been kicked out of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for between seven and 10 years. A fifth member of staff was severely reprimanded.

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