Harry Potter Printer Reveals “Serious” Accounting Errors

Aug 30, 2006

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


British printing firm St. Ives, best known for printing the Harry Potter book series, has been “hit by a major scandal” after “serious accounting errors” were revealed. The errors occurred in the firm’s point-of-sale division (customers include Marks & Spencer and WH Smith Bookseller) and resulted in the firing of the person responsible. The errors reduce the St. Ives’ annual profits by £2.8 million, which caused the company’s shares to tumble by 10%.

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