SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2017
NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)|
|5920 N. Florida Avenue
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (352) 489-6912
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. is referred to herein as “we”, “us” or “our”.
Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
On February 28, 2017, our Board of Directors’ Audit Committee approved the engagement of Accell Audit and Compliance, PA (“Accell”) as our independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, effective immediately, and recommended dismissal to our Board of Directors of Scrudato & Co., P. A. (“Srudato”) as our independent registered public accounting firm.
On February 28, 2017, our Board of Directors dismissed Scrudato as our independent registered public accounting firm, effective as of that date. Scrudato was engaged as our independent registered public accounting firm’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014. Scrudato’s dismissal was prompted by the revocation of its registration with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”). The revocation of Scrudato’s registration was part of a sanction handed down by the PCAOB based upon findings that Scrudato violated PCAOB rules and standards in connection with the audits of five of its issuer clients, which five issuer clients did not include us.
Scrudato’s audit reports on our consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and 2015 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 fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015, and the subsequent interim periods through February 28, 2017, there were (i) no disagreements (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) between us and Scrudato on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure
We provided Scrudato with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that Scrudato furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made herein. A copy of Scrudato’s letter dated February 28, 2017 is filed as Exhibit 16.1 hereto.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|16.1||Letter from Scrudato & Co., PA to Securities and Exchange Commission|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, INC.|
|Date: March 1, 2017||By:||/s/ Louis Paveglio|
|Chief Executive Officer|