PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Bruce Desrosiers as Tax Partner

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Industry-leading cost-segregation analysis expert strengthens firm’s robust tax team

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“Bruce has built his career on delivering solutions clients depend on to minimize tax impact and anticipate and address compliance challenges,” said Ned McCrory, Partner-in-Charge, Rhode Island.

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today it has hired Bruce Desrosiers to serve as Partner in the firm’s tax practice. Desrosiers has 25 years of experience helping clients navigate complex tax and compliance challenges and has expertise in the areas of estates and trusts, income tax compliance, cost-segregation analysis, and estate administration. This hire reflects PKF O’Connor Davies’ commitment to continually deepening and enhancing its offerings and expertise in core business areas, including tax strategy and compliance.

“Bruce has built his career on delivering solutions clients depend on to minimize tax impact and anticipate and address compliance challenges,” said Ned McCrory, Partner-in-Charge, Rhode Island. “As the world gets a little more uncertain every day, he’s exactly the kind of expert we’re looking to add to our strong tax team in Rhode Island and beyond. We’re excited to have him aboard.”

Desrosiers began his career at a Big Four accounting firm and more recently served as tax partner and director of tax services for noted accounting and advisory firms in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in advising partnerships, corporations, individuals, estates, trusts, not-for-profit organizations and private foundations, as well as navigating complex real estate investing, operation and construction issues, including the complexities of estate administration following the death of an owner.

“Over the course of my career, I’ve always prided myself on delivering superior solutions and peace of mind to clients, whether that’s in the midst of an IRS audit or during a complex real estate transaction,” Desrosiers said. “PKF O’Connor Davies has some of the best tax experts and advisors in the business. I’m looking forward to joining a terrific team and getting to work solving the unique challenges of our clients.”

Desrosiers is a frequent lecturer and established thought leader on a wide range of tax issues and evolving tax law. He is the co-author of “The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis: Maximizing Tax Benefits for Building Acquisitions and Construction.” He earned his Master of Science in taxation from Bryant University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Rhode Island and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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 rankings, 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.

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