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): September 28, 2023
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53 Forest Avenue, Suite 102
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On September 28, 2023, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Global, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the engagement of Wolf & Company, P.C. (“Wolf”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, effective immediately, and dismissed BDO USA, P.C. (f/k/a BDO USA, LLP, “BDO”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

BDO’s audit reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles.

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 and the subsequent interim periods through September 28, 2023, there were (i) no disagreements (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) between the Company and BDO on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which, if not resolved to BDO’s satisfaction, would have caused BDO to make reference thereto in their reports on the financial statements for such years, and (ii) no “reportable events” within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K, other than a material weakness in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting previously reported in Item 9A to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10 K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 14, 2023. The material weakness related to the design and implementation of internal controls over the revenue recognition process, specifically the failure to properly evaluate whether the Company was to be considered the principal or the agent in a non-routine transaction involving a discretionary bonus paid by the Company on behalf of a customer, which resulted in an understatement of revenue and direct contracting costs and reimbursed expenses for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2022 and the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022. This reportable event was discussed among the Company’s management, the Audit Committee, and BDO. BDO has been authorized by the Company to respond fully to the inquiries of Wolf, the successor accountant, concerning this reportable event.

The Company provided BDO with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that BDO furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made herein. A copy of BDO’s letter dated October 4, 2023, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 hereto.

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, and the subsequent interim periods through September 28, 2023, neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf has consulted with Wolf regarding (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements or the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, and neither a written report nor oral advice was provided to the Company that Wolf concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue, (ii) any matter that was the subject of a disagreement within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or (iii) any reportable event within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

(d) Exhibits


16.1        Letter of BDO USA, P.C., dated October 4, 2023

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 Jeffrey E. Eberwein
 Chief Executive Officer
 Dated:October 4, 2023


October 4, 2023
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
We have been furnished with a copy of the response to Item 4.01 of Form 8-K for the event that occurred on September 28, 2023, to be filed by our former client, Hudson Global, Inc. We agree with the statements made in response to that Item insofar as they relate to our Firm.

Very truly yours,
/s/ BDO USA, P.C.

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