Press releases by PKF International

O’Connor Davies Expands Global Reach as Lead North American Firm in PKF International Network

O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with PKF International, becoming the lead North American firm in the growing global network of independent accounting and advisory firms. The move immediately provides O’Connor Davies’ clients with preferred access to experts and firms in 440 cities and 150 countries around the world, while establishing the firm as the primary referral point for international businesses with needs in North America. The expanded relationship is a reflection of O’Connor Davies’ strong growth and the ongoing demand for international expertise among businesses in the U.S. and abroad.

The expanded relationship with PKF prompted O’Connor Davies to align its name and strategic brand focus and elements, including logo and tagline. The firm will now be known as PKF O’Connor Davies, emphasizing its standing in the network. A newly created logo also showcases the PKF name prominently while featuring two interlocked Os to symbolize the strength of the firm and the deep connections it creates with clients and partners. The firm’s new tagline, Know Greater Value™ reinforces PKF O’Connor Davies’ commitment to continually creating the highest level of value possible for clients. The move comes amid a period of unprecedented growth for PKF O’Connor Davies with the firm expanding from 450 professionals to more than 600 in less than 18 months.

"Everything we do is focused on creating value for our clients and in today’s global environment the ability to deliver top-notch expertise no matter where clients are in the world is integral to that process," said Managing Partner Kevin J. Keane. "Our expanded role in the PKF International network ensures our clients have seamless access to top accounting and advisory expertise around the world and helps put our firm on a level playing field with some of the largest in the industry. The partnership, our new name and our new branding are exciting steps in the evolution of this firm and demonstrate how bright the future is for PKF O’Connor Davies and our clients. I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished and I’m even more excited to start this next chapter in our history."

Sajjad Akhtar, Global chairman of PKF International said "I am delighted that O’Conner Davies LLP is rebranding as "PKF O’Connor Davies" and taking on the role of the Lead North American Firm in the PKF International network. The relationship between PKF O’Conner Davies and PKF International has spanned many years, grounded on shared values and a passionate commitment to creating value for clients. This move will strengthen the firm’s ability to provide clients with consistently high quality service around the world through the PKF network’s members and represents a significant advance in the PKF network’s growth in North America.
Along with the new strategic brand elements, the firm launched a new web presence at In line with the firm’s commitment to value creation the new web site features an enhanced resource section where clients, prospects and industry professionals can access an extensive library of thought leadership materials from topical articles to industry trend pieces and timely commentary on relevant industry issues. The site also features a user-friendly interface designed to enhance the experience for visitors regardless of how they use the site or what type of device they access it on.

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"Since we began our relationship with O’Connor Davies it’s been clear that we share a passion for driving value with clients and for valuing the people we work with," said John Sim, Global CEO of PKF International. "As our network evolved we sought a lead partner to anchor our presence in North America and O’Connor Davies was the natural choice. Beyond the cultural alignment, they have a strong leadership team and a deep team of experts across disciplines that is hard to match. The recent growth only underscores the strength of the firm and reinforced the decision to expand the relationship. We are excited about the value of this partnership for our clients and the network in general both today and moving forward."

PKF International welcomes BBA, Chartered Accountants as new member firm in Jersey, Channel Islands

PKF International Limited has strengthened its global coverage with the admission of BBA, Chartered Accountants as a member firm in Jersey, Channel Islands.

BBA was established in 1989 is a leading Jersey firm with a team of 23 staff. The firm has a policy of only hiring fully qualified staff, which enables them to constantly deliver high-quality services to their clients. BBA provides a full range of assurance, tax and advisory services to both private and public companies across a range of sectors. This addition expands the PKF network’s presence to cover the Channel Islands.

PKF International CEO, John Sim, said: "We are really pleased to welcome BBA, Chartered Accountants to the PKF International network as we continue to expand and strengthen the PKF brand. BBA fits well with our value proposition of Quality with Integrity, and also meets our strategic objective of global coverage with highly knowledgeable firms. We warmheartedly welcome Mark, his partners and their team to the PKF family."

The firm will remain owned and managed by the present partners and will retain all existing staff. Mark Godel, a director of BBA, said "This is a very exciting time for our firm and we are delighted that we have been invited to join such a prestigious and professionally recognized network. Joining PKF gives us access to a vast range of resources and international expertise. We are able to provide solutions to our clients through any of the numerous PKF member firms globally with the confidence that they will receive the same high standard of service that we provide. We will be able to offer the services of a PKF network member for the first time in Jersey."
BBA, Chartered Accountants will re-brand as PKF BBA Limited with effect from 1 February 2016

PKF Littlejohn hires team from Fitzgerald & Law

Accountancy firm PKF Littlejohn, the London member firm of PKF International, announces the appointment of three partners and five other professionals from inward investment specialists, Fitzgerald & Law as part of its ongoing growth strategy. The team will join PKF Littlejohn on 8 February 2016.

These hires, the first in 2016, follow on the heels of a series of appointments in 2015 to acquire new service expertise and build on areas of existing strength. All three partners have an impressive track record of supporting international businesses.

Dominic Fiore and Keith Steele are outsourcing partners with particular strength in the inward investment market, especially from the USA. Jonathan Boyfield is a tax partner specialising in expatriate and non-domiciled individual private tax issues. He brings with him a team of five tax professionals.

Managing partner, Carmine Papa, said: "These appointments fit well with the increasingly international focus of the firm. Dominic, Keith and Jonathan have ambitious plans to grow their practice areas and their contributions will help the firm to grow from its current income of £22m to its target income of £25m for 2017 and £40m for 2018."

Over the last 18 months, PKF Littlejohn has hired a forensic and counter-fraud team from BDO LLP led by Jim Gee, acquired boutique business restructuring practice, Geoffrey Martin & Co, based in London and Leeds and headed up by Stephen Goderski, Peter Hart and James Sleight, and appointed two leading partners in the not for profit sector also from BDO LLP, Ian Mathieson and Karen Thompson.

Dominic Fiore became a partner at Fitzgerald & Law in 2002. He specialises in providing outsourced accountancy services to UK and internationally owned UK companies. He has strong track record of attracting clients from North America.

Keith Steele led the outsourcing team at Fitzgerald & Law LLP. He has extensive experience of advising subsidiaries of foreign multinationals.

Jonathan Boyfield is a tax partner specialising in advising expatriate and non-domiciled private clients, and advising international businesses on global mobility. Jonathan and his team will join PKF Littlejohn’s expatriate US tax team.