BDO Indonesia is pleased to announce a merger with one of country’s PKF offices, in the city of Tangerang – the largest city in Banten province and the third largest urban centre in the greater Jakarta region.
This consolidation adds 6 CPA partners, 2 CPA directors, 2 advisory directors, 2 tax directors and 110 professional staff with credentials in several listed companies, foreign direct investment, banking, insurance, property, airlines, jewellery manufacturing and other specific industries. It includes an established Korean business desk to better serve BDO’s Korean clients and companies operating in Indonesia.
Head of the Banten office Michell Suharli said: “The team and I have observed the recent transformation of BDO in Indonesia and welcome the opportunity to be part of the firm’s future success. We are uniquely placed in Banten as the largest group of public accountants servicing one of the fastest-growing industrial corridors in Indonesia. Having a BDO office in this industrial area will significantly help to drive the firm's growth to meet its ambition.”
Welcoming Suharli and his partners and staff to BDO, CEO Asia Pacific Stephen Darley notes that the new BDO Banten office was until recently part of the PKF member firm in Indonesia, adding that “This is particularly welcome, given the established Korean desk and, with a relatively new and vibrant Korean member firm in Seoul, I am confident of continued growth in winning more international business in this corridor.”
Darley also makes the point that “BDO Indonesia has posted a 34% growth in its audit business over the last year, the highest growth rate amongst even the top 10 firms in our network and firmly reinforcing its number 5 positions in Indonesia. This is importantly significant as Indonesia is projected to be amongst the top 5 GDP countries by 2030.”
BDO Indonesia deputy CEO Thano Tanubrata said: “In addition to this expansion in West Java, we will soon open new offices in both Surabaya and Makassar, two of the more significant business centres in East Indonesia, in a further effort to grow our reach and services across the nation. At present BDO Indonesia has 45 partners and more than 700 professional staff, all committed to our vision to be the leader for exceptional client service in Indonesia.”