PKF O’Connor Davies Partner George Whitehead Receives ‘Ahead of the Curve’ Award

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Annual award recognizes industry-leading CPAs delivering exceptional client service

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 26th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that Partner George Whitehead has been named a recipient of the “Ahead of the Curve” distinction of the Beyond the Bottom Line Awards. The award, presented by the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, honors CPAs who stay ahead of new legislation and industry trends to provide exceptional client service.

“Delivering the highest levels of service for all of our clients, no matter what it takes, drives all of us at PKF O’Connor Davies,” said Whitehead. “Having a finger on the pulse of recent developments on the legislative front and within the industry helps me achieve that goal. It’s an honor to receive this award, especially in the company of such distinguished leaders in the field.”

With over 20 years of audit, accounting and business advisory experience, Whitehead brings an unmatched level of expertise to the Firm’s middle market clients with a specific focus on companies in the manufacturing, distribution, apparel and construction industries. He has a deep knowledge of the complex issues surrounding due diligence, business combinations and cross-border operations. Whitehead also shares his professional expertise with local organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester and as a Board Member for the Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley, Inc.

“George’s deep experience and outstanding service to clients make him an indispensable leader at PKF O’Connor Davies,” said Kevin Keane, Managing Partner at PKF O’Connor Davies. “This award is a validation of his constant drive to stay current on regulatory trends and shifting industry best practices in order to drive greater value for our clients. We’re thrilled to see him receive this much-deserved recognition.”

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included Don Albert Kiamie, president and CEO, an equity owner and board chairman of Windsor Management Corp.; Frederick Harmon, assistant professor of accounting at University of Bridgeport; and Allison Madison, president of Madison Approach Staffing Inc.

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, 10 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 600 professionals, led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 26 in Accounting Today’s 2016 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 29 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2015 “Top 100 Firms” list and recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." In 2016, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America, and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 11th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and was named the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2016 rankings.

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are intimately involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members employ a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the utmost quality and timely services aimed at helping them succeed. Continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements make the Firm stand out among its competitors.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment.
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