ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCW) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying AccountantItem 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
Effective November 16, 2017, Hein & Associates LLP (“Hein”), the independent registered public accounting firm for ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (the “Company”), combined with Moss Adams LLP (“Moss Adams”). As a result of this transaction, on November 16, 2017, Hein resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company. Concurrent with such resignation, the Company’s audit committee approved the engagement of Moss Adams as the new independent registered public accounting firm for the Company.
The audit reports of Hein on the Company’s financial statements for the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended June 30, 2017 and through the subsequent interim period preceding Hein’s resignation, there were no disagreements between the Company and Hein on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Hein would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the Company’s financial statements for such years.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended June 30 2017 and through the subsequent interim period, there were no reportable events (as defined in Regulation S-K Item 304 (a)(1)(v)), except that as of June 30, 2017 and 2016 the Company's internal control over financial reporting was not effective due to the existence of material weaknesses as more fully described in Item 9A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.The Company concluded that material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting existed related to its insufficient information technology and accounting infrastructure. The Company is currently in the process of remediating these materialweaknesses.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended June 30, 2017 and through the subsequent interim period preceding Moss Adam’s engagement, the Company did not consult with Moss Adams on either (1) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed; or the type of audit opinion that may be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and Moss Adams did not provide either a written report or oral advise to the Company that Moss Adams concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (2) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or a reportable event, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company has provided Hein a copy of the disclosures in this Form 8-K and has requested that Hein furnish it with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the Company’s statements herein. A copy of the letter dated November 22, 2017 is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 4.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.