Press releases by PKF International

The PKF International network has further expanded its UK & Ireland presence and size by admission of Francis Clark LLP in the South West of England.

Effective today, PKF Francis Clark joins the PKF network as an independently owned and managed member firm. Earlier this year, PKF Francis Clark announced a merger with Princecroft Willis, a leading accountancy practice in Dorset and Hampshire. The merger also becomes effective from today. Francis Clark is ranked 25th in the Accountancy Age Top 50 Chartered Accountancy practices and 20th in the Accountancy Live Top 60 UK media rankings.

PKF International CEO John Sim said: "It is wonderful to welcome PKF Francis Clark to the PKF global family. The newly merged team of 59 partners and more than 580 staff representing 54,7mUSD (38mGBP) is a very important addition to the PKF UK & Ireland (PKF UKI) practice and we are committed to supporting their clients wherever they may go globally, accompanied by our strong collaboration and teamwork culture. All our member firms like PKF Francis Clark share a collective commitment to exceeding expectations."

Andrew Richards, Managing Partner at PKF Francis Clark added: "PKF is a highly respected international network of independent accountancy firms. We have already had the opportunity to work on several client assignments with other PKF member firms and look forward to continuing to do so in the future. With advances in technology, the world is becoming a smaller place and we are increasingly seeing our clients do business in other parts of the UK and overseas."

With PKF Francis Clark joining PKF UKI, our presence will significantly expand to include more than 30 offices across the UK and Ireland. PKF Francis Clark have a strong reputation across all sectors which complement the strengths of existing independent PKF UKI member firms.

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PKF International Limited has strengthened its global coverage with the admission of KLSA Associates as a member firm in Tanzania.

KLSA Associates’ core services are audit and assurance, accounting, tax and business advisory. The firm has significant industry expertise in agriculture, the financial sector, retail, energy, tourism and telecommunication services, engineering, aid donor and government services.

Strong growth in Tanzania’s natural resources and tourism sector (gold, oil, gas and hotels) has led to PKF responding to client demands for sector expertise by expanding its global presence in Tanzania. In joining the PKF International network, KLSA Associates will be able to tap into shared global resources and expertise to better serve client needs. The firm joins associate offices in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia. PKF in Eastern Africa provides a wide range of services including audit and assurance, business and financial advisory, information technology consulting, human resource consulting, taxation and company secretarial, across diverse industry and client profiles.

Mustansir Gulamhussein, Managing Partner of KLSA Associates says: "PKF is a respected and widely recognised brand in global accountancy and this key strategic move reflects the growing importance of supporting our clients as they expand internationally. High quality work and impeccable ethics in all our dealings with clients, colleagues and stakeholders characterise our values and culture. We combine this with a deliberately informal tone and a staff make-up of dynamic rounded individuals with a positive attitude and lifestyle. PKF is a great fit for us."

PKF International CEO, John Sim, said: "We are really pleased to welcome KLSA Associates to the PKF family as we continue to expand and strengthen the PKF brand. KLSA Associates fits well with our culture and value proposition of Quality with Integrity, and also meets our strategic objective of global coverage with quality firms. The admission of KLSA Associates further strengthens our significant African footprint, allowing us to better serve clients in the important Tanzanian commercial center".

KLSA Associates will rebrand as PKF Associates Tanzania with immediate effect.