Adobe is not the only company that audited a majority of its auditor clients, a new audit letter from a group of audit and auditing experts shows.
The group of auditors, called the Audit Advisory Board, also called for the company to audit auditing of its employees, the company’s website says.
The letter comes amid mounting criticism of Adobe and other companies that use its software for the audit of clients.
Some of the problems highlighted in the letter are similar to those found by some other auditor firms.
The auditors also urged Adobe to overhaul its auditing practices, saying it has failed to make progress in recent years on its audit practices and has not taken steps to improve the quality of its software.
“It appears that Adobe is currently attempting to do everything possible to avoid any audit issues,” the group wrote.
Adobe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Adobe said in its response to the audit letter that it is “committed to transparency and accountability,” but has “made some progress” in improving its audited client service.
The firm’s audit team has been working with other companies to make their auditing processes more transparent.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Adobe said it “receives numerous complaints about the quality and accuracy of its audit reports.”
In addition to the auditing problems highlighted by the audit board, Adobe has also been under fire from lawmakers in the U.S. and elsewhere over its use of the free and open-source software.
The company’s chief financial officer resigned in January amid reports that Adobe improperly used data from its customer-facing Web site and other sites to target ads to customers.
Adobe has acknowledged using data from sites like those to target advertisements.