PKF increases its footprint in the Western Cape
01 Mar 2016
PKF South Africa is pleased to announce that as of 1 March 2016, PKF Constantia Valley Cape Town Inc and PKF Saldanha Inc will be part of their national professional services network of chartered accountants and business advisors.
PKF Constantia Valley, formerly Alliott Andersen Nell Inc, is an independent five-partner firm with a 21-year pedigree, while PKF Saldanha is a well-established independent firm servicing the West Coast.
PKF South Africa Chairman, Kevin Gertenbach, says the PKF network is careful to ensure that new memberfirms closely match their needs, in essence seeking, “experienced, dynamic firms with an entrepreneurial culture and a solid reputation in the market.”
Over the past couple of years PKF has handpicked several firms in Johannesburg, Tyger Valley and Knysna, adding to its offices in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Welkom. Internationally, PKF has more than 400 offices in 140 countries.
“We now have a significant national presence. Cape Town and the West Coast are important economic sectors for us to be represented in, and we have a client base of substantial companies that require national representation,” says Gertenbach.
Gertenbach says that the two new member firms, have further consolidated the PKF network’s Top-10 status, and in many of its markets it is a top-three player.
Francois Hofmeyr, managing partner of PKF Saldanha, which is located near the Saldanha Industrial Development Zone, is confident that the move to PKF is the right one, “This will ensure clients operating in and around Saldanha Bay have access to in-depth technical resources to support their business growth.”
Gertenbach says PKF aims to become the 8th largest accounting network in South Africa. “The need in South Africa for an entrepreneurial firm such as PKF is greater than ever, with businesses needing assistance to drive growth and to manage the regulatory labyrinth.”
Kobus Nell and Ken Andersen, joint managing partners of PKF Constantia Valley, believe that the PKF network offer significant benefits to its member firms. “Being part of a large international network, PKF Constantia Valley will benefit from access to a range of specialists, providing clients with a one-stop service. In today’s global business environment and with the changes to auditing practices, we need to offer clients a larger service network.
We have chosen to align with a strong brand that is the best match to our own culture, centered on people, values and independence,” says Nell.
“Our client base is diverse, from entrepreneurs and professionals, to mid-sized businesses and large corporates. We form long-term relationships with our clients to whom we provide a high quality, personalised service, and joining the PKF network will enhance our offering.”