Stacie Shaw has been promoted as PKF’s newest Partner

Stacie Shaw has been promoted as PKF’s newest Partner

PKF Sydney and Newcastle has promoted long-time employee, Stacie Shaw to be a Partner in their firm.

Stacie started as a trainee in the CA Achiever program in 2006, gaining exposure across several business units.

Recalling their experience, Stacie said it’s been joy at PKF to be responsible for someone’s grin.

“PKF gives me the opportunity to do what I love, and I also happen to be good at it. I couldn’t be more grateful,” Stacie said.

“Whether I’m working with clients or the team internally, from the driest positive tax outcome to a holistic system change or just making a silly joke, I’ve done my job if someone’s day is easier, better and I’ve put a smile on their face.”

Stacie said she has not had the traditional journey to become a Partner.

“Becoming Partner for me was ironically not the end goal.”

“After working my way up to a Manager level, I decided for various reasons that I didn’t want to be a Partner in an accounting firm and thought I’d best start looking elsewhere.

“The Newcastle Business Advisory Partners found out, and to my great surprise and in what was a huge compliment, wanted me to stick around anyway, and asked me to write my own job description. The rest is history,” Stacie said.

That history includes an internal strategy and operations role as Commercial Manager, where Stacie furthered her passion for streamlining processes and creating efficiencies.

In 2013 Stacie moved into an internal CFO, HR and Operations role across the Newcastle and Sydney practice for four years, before returning from maternity leave into the Newcastle Business Advisory team.

PKF most recently capitalised on Stacie’s experience managing clients and working across multiple divisions, her intimate knowledge of PKF’s systems, and her relationships across the firm to co-lead the governance team introducing a new tech stack for over 380 users.

The implementation across the 13 divisions of PKF’s Sydney and Newcastle offices involves Stacie working with software champions within each division, liaising with software vendors, and continuously collaborating, gaining feedback, and reporting on all new updates.

PKF’s Director, Andrew Beattie said it was a rare but proud occasion to see one of our people go the whole way from Trainee to Partner.

“Stacie has continued to go above and beyond for her team and our firm, enabling us to become more efficient and effective in everything we do,” Andrew said.

“Most importantly, she has done this with an incessantly positive attitude that has permeated the firm, we couldn’t thank her enough.”

Stacie will work with clients on their own process and system improvements, as well as continue to drive the operational strategy for the firm, but now as a Partner – a true reflection of her development and commitment to the success of herself and those around her.

IMAGE |PKF’s newest Partner, Stacie Shaw.


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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