PKF O’Connor Davies Honored with 2018 Age Smart Employer Award

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Firm among 6 Organizations in New York City Recognized for Policies that Support Older Workers and Workers of all Ages

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PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation's 28th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it was named a winner of the 2018 Age Smart Employer Awards. The award, presented by the Columbia Aging Center at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, recognizes organizations that hire, retain and engage workers of all ages using top policies and practices.

“At PKF O’Connor Davies, we’ve worked hard to create a culture of inclusion where professionals of all ages and experience levels learn from one another and push each other to be the best they can be,” said Tom Blaney, Partner and Executive Committee Member. “You see that collaboration in action here every day at our firm, and the work we deliver for clients is better for it. We are honored to be among the finalists for the Age Smart Employer Awards because it truly embodies who we are as an organization.”

PKF O’Connor Davies hires talented and experienced partners facing mandatory retirement policies at other accounting firms and prioritizes creating flexible schedules and offering tuition reimbursement for employees. The Firm also uses a 360-degree review program and monthly employee surveys to ensure all team members have a chance to propose ideas and implement positive changes.

“The Age Smart Employers are leaders – ahead of the curve – adopting practices that make work work for their employees,” Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, Associate Director of the Columbia Aging Center and founder of the awards said in the release announcing the awards. “So many of these practices help older, experienced workers stay on the job (or join the firm) AND help younger workers, too.”

The awards were announced at the third annual Age Smart Employer Awards earlier this year. The selection committee is composed of New York City leaders in business, workforce development and academia. Organizations were judged on 10 employment practices that support a smart workplace – great benefits, opportunities for advancement, responsiveness to employees’ ideas to improve the physical work environment, a culture and atmosphere that demonstrates workers are valued, training at all career levels, educational opportunities, flexible work arrangements, job restructuring to accommodate employees’ changing needs, phased retirement, and work or volunteer opportunities for retirees.

Other winners include Lee Spring, National Grid, Silvercup Studios, Urban Health Plan and Riverdale Country School.

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. Twenty-three of its partners are over 50 and began at the staff level before working their way up to their current leadership roles.

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 2017, 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 the 11th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2017 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 over 400 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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