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PKF O’Connor Davies welcomes GKG CPAs

08 Jan 2019

Strategic growth initiative expands expertise in transportation, food manufacturing and processing and employee benefit plans

In December PKF O’Connor Davies, New York announced that GKG CPAs, an accounting, consulting and financial services firm based in Chestnut Ridge, NY 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 benefits plans and not-for-profits.

“GKG is a 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, offices 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.


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