Termination of Professional Services to [Client]
[Accounting Firm] was engaged by [Client] to [insert services provided].
This letter confirms that effective [Date], [Accounting Firm] resigns from all
engagements with or for [Client]. Due to this termination of professional services,
certain aspects of some matters [Accounting Firm] was working on were not
completed. [Accounting Firm] will not provide any further professional services and,
accordingly, is not responsible for completing any unfinished work. [Client]
acknowledges that [Accounting Firm] has not completed some work, and further
acknowledges that all unfinished work is being turned over to [Client and/or Client’s
new accountants] unfinished and “as is.”
[Accounting Firm] agrees to cooperate with [Client’s] new accountants to a
reasonable extent. [Client] acknowledges that all original documents in [Accounting
Firm’s] possession have been returned to [Client].
[Client] also acknowledges that it
has received copies of all tax returns and financial reports prepared or issued by
[Accounting Firm] and has been given copies of all information necessary to meet its
future needs. [Accounting Firm] agrees to give [Client’s] new accountants access to its
workpapers (if access is requested) and provide copies of the workpapers as
[Accounting Firm] deems appropriate. [Client] acknowledges that [Accounting
Firm’s] workpapers are the exclusive property of [Accounting Firm].
Since some professional services remain unfinished, it is important to remember
that some of these matters are time sensitive and require completion and/or filing by a
certain date. In particular, [describe time sensitive assignments and date they must be
completed and/or filed]. If these matters are not completed within the time provided,
there may be adverse consequences, such as [generally describe consequences, i.e.,
penalties, loss of credit line, etc.]. It is [Client’s] sole responsibility to ensure that these
matters are completed and/or filed in a timely fashion, and, as stated above,
[Accounting Firm] is not responsible for completing these tasks or ensuring their timely
completion or delivery.
This sentence could be replaced with “[Client] acknowledges that [Accounting Firm] does not possess
any of [Client’s] original documents.”