PKF O’Connor Davies Launches Pilot Program Allowing Employees to Work Remotely Through the Rest of 2020

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Updated work from home policy reflects Firm’s commitment to employee safety and work-life balance

“The health and safety of our employees is our top priority,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner at PKF O’Connor Davies. “We transitioned to remote operations to protect all of our employees as the risks associated with COVID-19 grew.

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today a new pilot program allowing eligible employees to work remotely through the rest of 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The voluntary policy, which takes effect at Firm locations as they reopen, builds on the Firm’s success in maintaining superior client service through the transition to remote operations during the pandemic.

“The health and safety of our employees is our top priority,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner at PKF O’Connor Davies. “We transitioned to remote operations to protect all of our employees as the risks associated with COVID-19 grew. I’m proud to say that transition was flawless, and our company culture and commitment to clients has not skipped a beat. This pilot program gives longtime employees and new hires alike the flexibility to work in a way that’s best for their families and for their peace of mind.”

PKF O’Connor Davies is one of the first organizations in the accounting and advisory industry to extend remote work policies through the end of 2020. The policy is designed to allow employees to work remotely while providing the resources and space for valuable in-person meetings with clients and colleagues at Firm offices and other locations. The updated policy also removes the rule requiring that employees work with the Firm for at least one year before working remotely.

“We’ve always prioritized recruiting and hiring employees who are highly self-motivated and share our unwavering commitment to client service,” said Dawn Perri, Chief Human Resources Officer at PKF O’Connor Davies. “This policy reflects our confidence in our team to utilize evolving working solutions without sacrificing the productivity, responsiveness and engagement we deliver to our clients.”

PKF O’Connor Davies has 12 offices in five states and continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions on the East Coast. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires.

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, 12 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island and more than 800 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 a top-ranked firm according to Accounting Today’s 2020 “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.” In 2021, 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 12th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2019 rankings.

PKF O’Connor Davies is enrolled in the AICPA Peer Review Program and has central memberships in the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are closely 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, tax, 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 http://www.PKFOD.com.

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