Auditor resigns from football body

KPMG steps down as scandal-hit Fifa auditor

KPMG has stepped down as auditor of world’s governing body Fifa which is continuing to repair damage caused by allegations of bribery and corruption.

Fifa said in a statement that it welcomed the opportunity to work with a new auditor which will be appointed on a temporary basis until it hires a permanent successor.

The big four accountant has been auditing the organisation for more than a decade but said said it was reviewing the contract.

In a planned reform of its management structure, Fifa is also looking to appoint finance and compliance officers.

It parted company with its finance director Markus Kattner last month last month after 13 years’ service over irregular bonus payments, worth millions of dollars.

Swiss and US authorities are investigating allegations of wrongdoing by former Fifa officials and sports-marketing executives.

They are also looking into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups awarded to Russia and Qatar.


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