The Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne offices of leading accounting and business advisory firm, PKF, is partnering with RISQ Group’s Risk Advisory & Forensics business to deliver a holistic and integrated fraud investigation and risk consulting offering.
Managing Director of PKF Sydney and Newcastle, Steve Meyn, said that PKF Forensic and Risk Services would provide a range of benefits to clients of both businesses.
“We are always conscience of the need to deliver greater value to our clients. Developing new and additional technical expertise and resources is just one way that we deliver on this. Including Forensic and Risk Services into our broader advisory offering across Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle is about remaining relevant and well positioned to add that value,” Steve said.
“In Newcastle and Sydney we have maintained a Forensic Accounting practice for some time. This new offering is about the inclusion of a very specialised team capable of undertaking in-depth forensic investigations, encompassing fraud, corruption, insider trading, bullying and harassment, IP theft or any other form of misconduct.”.
Executive Chairman of the RISQ Group, Guy Underwood, said the two teams had already been working together quite closely.
“Our Advisory team has been referring clients to PKF and working together on engagements where specific services are required for some time. This alignment with the PKF brand is the next logical step in our relationship, allowing RISQ Group to focus on its core business of employment screening and verification,” Guy said.
“Fundamentally, it delivers two key benefits for our clients and our teams. Obviously it will create even greater synergies and allow us to continue to work closely on current and future engagements. It will also provide a seamless service offering across Business Advisory, Taxation, Audit, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Forensic and Risk Services that clients of neither firm had access to until now.”
“This reinforcement of our working relationship simply makes sense for our businesses and for our clients. It will be business as usual but with the added services on offer if and when clients need them,” Guy concluded.