PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Daniel L. Effron as Partner

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Firm strengthens growing tax practice with state and local tax expert

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 26th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that it has named Daniel L. Effron, CPA, a partner in the Firm’s tax practice. Over the last two years, PKF O’Connor Davies has undergone a strategic expansion, adding more than 160 professionals to high-growth practice areas. Effron’s hire demonstrates the Firm’s commitment to helping clients navigate an increasingly complex tax landscape with the highest levels of expertise.

“With over thirty years of experience, Dan brings a level of practical tax know-how that is hard to match,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “We’re in a complex and evolving tax environment, and having someone with Dan’s expertise gives a real boost to an already strong team. He will help keep our firm and our clients ahead of the tax curve and allow us to continue to drive the value that is so critical to every client relationship. We’re excited to have him on the team.”

Prior to joining PKF O’Connor Davies, Effron worked at a Big Four public accounting and advisory firm and served as partner at a national accounting and consulting firm in Philadelphia and New York. With an extensive background in state and local tax matters, Effron specializes in serving corporate, partnership and high net worth individual clients across sectors including technology, manufacturing, real estate, distribution and professional financial services. He is a frequent speaker and writer on tax topics and has been sought out for commentary on state tax issues by media outlets including Bloomberg BNA and the Wall Street Journal. Effron is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a lifetime member of the Texas Exes – the University of Texas alumni association.

“PKF O’Connor Davies is known throughout the industry as a firm that goes the extra step in the service it provides and, perhaps more importantly, in the value it delivers,” said Effron. “Throughout out my career, my priority has been the same -- to help clients uncover maximum value through tax savings. Especially with the developing tax trends we’re seeing, I am excited to join a team that truly shares that vision and drive.”

Effron will be based out of the Firm’s office in Paramus, New Jersey.

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, ten 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. For more information, visit

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