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): October 12, 2018
Live Ventures Incorporated
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(IRS Employer |
|325 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 102|
Las Vegas, NV 89119
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 702-939-0231
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 4.01. Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On October 12, 2018, SingerLewak LLP (“SingerLewak”) informed Live Ventures Incorporated (the “Company”) that it resigned as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
SingerLewak did not audit nor provide an opinion on any of the Company’s financial statements. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, and for the subsequent interim period through October 12, 2018, the Company had no “disagreements” (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K) with SingerLewak on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure. SingerLewak did not audit or provide an opinion on the Company’s financial statements during the Company’s two most recent fiscal years or for the subsequent interim period through October 12, 2018. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, and for the subsequent interim period through October 12, 2018, except as described below, there was no “reportable event” within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 (the “September 30, 2017 Form 10-K”), and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, and September 30, 2018, described the following material weaknesses (which are “reportable events”) relating to the lack of (a) sufficient controls around the financial reporting process; (b) proper segregation of duties within the financial reporting process; (c) adequate controls surrounding management’s review of the income tax provision process; (d) controls surrounding the assessment of certain cash flow and balance sheet classifications; and (e) sufficient controls around the process for business combinations. As noted above, SingerLewak did not audit nor provide an opinion on the Company’s financial statements contained in the September 30, 2017 Form 10-K.
The Company provided SingerLewak with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and requested that SingerLewak furnish a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made by the Company in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K. A copy of that letter, dated October 18, 2018, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this report.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|16.1||Letter of SingerLewak LLP dated October 18, 2018|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, we have duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|LIVE VENTURES INCORPORATED|
|By: /s/ Jon Isaac|
|Name: Jon Isaac|
|Title: President and Chief Executive Officer|
Dated: October 18, 2018