Leading Island based Accountancy and Business Advisory Firm FPM, with offices in Newry, Belfast, Dungannon and Dundalk has joined PKF International (PKFI), one of the top 12 Global Networks of Accounting Firms.
FPM will be the only PKFI member firm in Northern Ireland and will also operate as a PKFI member firm in Ireland. PKF-FPM will join London based PKF Littlejohn, Midlands based PKF Cooper Parry and Scottish firm PKF Johnston Carmichael to represent PKF in the UK. In Ireland, PKF-FPM will join PKF O’Connor, Leddy and Holmes. The full PKFI Network includes 300 member firms and correspondents across 385 locations, in around 125 countries.
Feargal McCormack, Managing Director of PKF-FPM Accountants Limited stated “PKF is one of the worlds most respected and recognised brands in global accountancy and this key strategic move reflects the growing importance of supporting our clients as they expand internationally. Being a member of PKFI will allow us to offer our clients global expertise with local knowledge.
We will remain an entirely independent firm and are rebranding as PKF-FPM with effect from 1 June 2014. We are very much looking forward to being able to tap into PKF’s global capability and presence to assist our clients in achieving overseas expansion”.
“We have for some time now been exploring the different options open to us, for improving our international reach, and PKF stood out by some way as the best fit for us”.
FPM’s business operates across a number of core business areas including Corporate Finance, Tax, Audit & Accounts, Business Advisory, Restructuring and Transaction Services and Business Succession. FPM has a strong island client base and is increasingly working at international business and cross border deals and acquisitions.
PKF International CEO, John Sim said “We are really pleased to welcome award winning practice FPM to the PKF International network as both a Northern Ireland and Ireland representative firm. We are looking to recruit another 3 or 4 high quality firms across the UK and Ireland during the next 12 months, to further strengthen the PKF brand in the UK and Ireland. FPM’s strong focus on people and relationships, fits perfectly with the ethos of the network and also meets our strategic objective to recruit firms with significant practices that cover main UK and Ireland commercial regions”.
Feargal continued: “This is a really exciting development for us and one which will truly enhance our skills and service offering to our clients. We are totally committed to becoming number one in all core business areas, and becoming a member of the PKFI network is a big step in helping us to achieve this”.