Cree names new accounting firm

LED lighting company Cree has decided to switch accounting firms.

The Durham-based company reported Monday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it has replaced Ernst & Young by naming PricewaterhouseCoopers as its new accounting firm.

The switch, which took effect Nov. 25, was a decision by the Cree board of directors’ audit committee.

The decision followed a competition held by the committee among accounting firms invited to participate in the process. Ernst & Young was one of the firms invited to compete for the business.

Cree and Ernst & Young have separately notified the SEC that there were no disagreements between them “on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure.”