PKF O’Connor Davies Promotes New Partner-in-Charge at New York City Office

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Longtime Partner Clare Cella Promoted to Expanded Leadership Role

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PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation's 28th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that it has promoted Clare E. Cella to Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s New York City office. Bottomline magazine recently recognized Cella as one of the most influential women in the industry. She brings more than 25 years of experience with PKF O’Connor Davies to her elevated leadership position at one of the Firm’s key strategic locations.

“Clare has a stellar track record with PKF O’Connor Davies, and we’re so excited to expand her leadership at our office in the city,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “We’re always looking for opportunities to give current partners a larger role in shaping the future and direction of the Firm. Clare has been a committed and skilled recruiter and mentor, so promoting her to Partner-in-Charge was a natural fit.”

In her expanded role as Partner-in-Charge, Cella will oversee day-to-day operations of the New York City office. She will also continue to co-lead the Hospitality Practice, providing accounting and auditing services for both private and publicly held hospitality, real estate and commercial clients. Additionally, she will serve on the Firm’s Administrative Committee.

PKF O’Connor Davies now has nine offices in four states and continues to expand with mergers and acquisitions in the Northeast and Washington, D.C. region.

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, nine offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 700 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 28 in Accounting Today’s 2017 “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 28 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2017 “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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