Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes GKG CPAs
December 17th, 2018
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that GKG CPAs, an accounting, consulting and financial services firm based in Chestnut Ridge, NY has joined the firm. The move is part of PKF O’Connor Davies’ ongoing strategic growth initiative focused on deepening the Firm’s expertise in key practice areas. GKG brings experience in key industries, including transportation, food manufacturing and processing, employee benefit plans and not-for-profits.
“GKG is perfect fit for the Firm’s strategic growth goals,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “We’re eager to work with like-minded individuals with a strong dedication to serving clients, and GKG has demonstrated that commitment over the years. “We welcome the GKG team and look forward to their efforts to expand the Firm’s knowledge and services in critical practice areas.”
Six partners and about 40 employees will join the Firm. Some employees will move to PKF O’Connor Davies’ Woodcliff Lake, NJ, office and others will remain in GKG’s Newburgh, NY, location. For 25 years, GKG has provided comprehensive business consulting, tax and estate planning, auditing, reviews and compilations, and accounting and financial management services to middle and large-market businesses and individuals with complex needs.
“PKF O’Connor Davies has a strong reputation for its industry-leading practices and unmatched focus on client service,” said GKG Managing Partner, Donald R. Karlewicz. “We’re thrilled to join forces with an established and internationally renowned firm.”
Joe Tarasco, CEO of Accountants Advisory Group, facilitated and advised both firms on the transaction.
PKF O’Connor Davies has nine offices in four states and continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions in the Northeast and Washington, D.C. region. It’s supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires.