Auditors take the lead as PKF promote to the top

Auditors take the lead as PKF promote to the top

PKF has recently announced 19 promotions across their audit and assurance, corporate finance, and business recovery and insolvency teams.

The most notable being that of the promotion of David Hutchison and Kevin Helmers to Principal.

Both David and Kevin are regarded as integral leaders within the firm’s audit and assurance unit.

David started with PKF over 14 years ago, introduced through their REACH program, designed as an introduction to accounting for graduates.

During this time, he has played a key role in the PKF International and PKF Australia data analytics strategy teams, changing the way that audits are delivered and the insights that are provided to clients.

Kevin joined the firm over six years ago, following a career in carpentry where he found that his natural mathematical ability was as valued and essential to success as his cutting and nailing.

Following that numbers route, led him to accounting where he maintains a specialty working with the manufacturing industry including working closely work with one of the largest manufacturers in Australia encompassing over 15 entities.

“I am very passionate about being able to provide value to my clients through analytics and critical thinking,” David said.

“I am excited that through my new role, I can continue to evolve with my team and help form the next era of data driven auditors.”

“It’s all about asking the right questions…” Kevin said.

“An audit is all about an opportunity led process that I provide to my clients. I thrive in working with them to provide workable solutions.

“This is an exciting next step in my career and highlights the dedication to growth that PKF has to offer,” Kevin concluded.

IMAGE | David Hutchison and Kevin Helmers, promoted to Principal positions at PKF (left-right).


At PKF Newcastle we know what it’s like to start small with big ideas about what you want to achieve. We understand the risks for big business and we know what keeps the C-suite awake at night. We are led by our clients every day to help them keep improving and striving for success.

That’s why we do what we do. We advise clients from a diverse range of industries on the full suite of tax, accounting and advisory needs with a little something extra added in. We’re here to help you achieve your goals and see success in their future.

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