PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes GKG CPAs

Kevin J. Keane

New York-based PKF O’Connor Davies (FY17 net revenue of $160 million) announces that Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based GKG CPAs has joined the firm.

The move is part of PKF O’Connor Davies’ efforts to deepen the firm’s expertise in key practice areas. GKG brings experience in transportation, food manufacturing and processing, employee benefit plans and not-for-profits.

“GKG is perfect fit for the firm’s strategic growth goals,” says MP Kevin J. Keane. “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.”

Six partners and about 40 employees will join the firm. Some will move to PKF O’Connor Davies’ Woodcliff Lake, N.J., office and others will remain in GKG’s Newburgh, N.Y., 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,” says GKG MP 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.