The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
On January 21, 2015, Brownie’s Marine Group, Inc. (the “Registrant” or the “Company”) was notified by L.L. Bradford & Company, LLC (“Bradford”) that Bradford has merged its SEC business with RBSM, LLP (“RBSM”). Pursuant to this merger, the Company’s financial statements will be audited by RBSM, LLP and no longer by Bradford. Except as noted in the paragraph immediately below, the reports of Bradford on the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and such reports were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principle.
The reports of Bradford on the Company’s financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 contained the explanatory paragraphs which noted that there was substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern as the Company has reported a net loss for the period then ended and had an accumulated deficit as of the period then ended that raises doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.
During the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 and through January 21, 2015, the Company has not had any disagreements with Bradford on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to Bradford’s satisfaction, would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the Company’s financial statements for such periods.
During the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 and through January 21, 2015, there were no reportable events, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided Bradford with a copy of this disclosure set forth under this Item 4.01 and was requested to furnish a letter addressed to the Securities & Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements.
On January 21, 2015 (the “Engagement Date”), the Company engaged RBSM LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. The decision to engage RBSM as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors.
1.the application of accounting principles to any specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report was provided to the Company nor oral advice was provided that RBSM 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 paragraph (a)(1)(iv) of Item 304 of Regulation S-K and the related instructions thereto) or a reportable event (as described in paragraph (a)(1)(v) of Item 304 of Regulation S-K).
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