PKF adds members firm in New Zealand and Fiji

06 September 2018 Consultancy.com.au

Accounting and consulting network PKF has in recent months significantly expanded its presence in Oceania with the addition of members firms in New Zealand and Fiji.

In New Zealand, PKF in the summer bolstered its footprint with Kendons, based in Wellington, and PKF Hamilton, based in Waikato. 

John Sim, CEO of PKF International, said: "We are really pleased to welcome these member firms to the PKF family as we continue to expand and strengthen the brand. They meet our strategic objective to recruit firms with significant practices to enhance our positioning as PKF New Zealand amongst the top ten networks.”

The 40-strong team of Kendons services both private and public companies across a wide range of sectors, providing business development, technology, tax and assurance services and solutions. Commenting on the joining of forces, Kendons CEO Steve Graves said: “PKF has a widely respected reach and is specifically strong in our and the Australian market. We relate very closely to the network’s values of quality, independence and responsiveness, and the focus on people and clients. It is a great fit for us, our clients and our team.”

PKF adds members firm in New Zealand and Fiji 

Meanwhile, PKF Hamilton, formerly a member firm of the BDO network, also has a team of around 40 professionals, including 5 partners. The firm specialises in tax, assurance and corporate finance services, supporting clients in sectors such as farming, financial services, healthcare and not-for-profit organisations. 

In Fiji, an archipelago of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific, PKF admitted Aliz Pacific as an independent member firm its network. The accounting and advisory firm has two offices, one in Suva (head office) and another in Nadi, with the three partners boasting a combined professional experience of over 100 years. Managing Partner Nur Bano Ali commented, “Being part of the PKF family is a great opportunity for us. Our clients will benefit from strong international relationships combined with the existing expertise in the network. Our expertise pool widens and provides us with the ability and capability to undertake and better service global and local business.”

Globally, PKF operates in 150 countries across five regions with 400+ offices, generating an aggregate fee income of over US$1 billion.

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