PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Yossi Messafi as Partner

Experienced auditor poised to enrich Firm’s Health Care practice

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms, announced today it has hired Yossi Messafi to serve as Partner in the Firm’s Health Care practice. Messafi, who will work out of the Firm’s Woodcliff Lake, NJ, office, will contribute over two decades of audit experience to a dynamic and ever-evolving practice area that’s been a strategic focus for the Firm.

“Yossi’s proven ability to draw upon a wealth of experience while remaining in sync with the expectations, needs, and goals of clients – especially in the not-for-profit space – is a winning approach that will serve both him and the Firm well in his new role as Partner,” said Keith Solomon, Co-Lead Partner of the Firm’s Health Care Practice. “As the health care landscape evolves, I am confident Yossi will amplify our ability to support and serve those clients who make it their mission to keep us all healthy and safe.”

Messafi arrives at the Firm with over 20 years of experience as an auditor, having worked for a number of national accounting firms and most recently serving as an engagement quality control reviewer. His depth of experience encompasses service to clients in the not-for-profit sector, including hospitals, nursing homes, social service organizations, low-income housing groups, higher-education entities and pension plans. He has conducted audits under US GAAP/GAAS, Uniform Guidance (Circular A-133) and ERISA regulations, while planning, directing, and overseeing all aspects of audit engagements. He also serves as a continuing professional education instructor for in-house training sessions and as a consistent mentor to his colleagues.

“Throughout my career, my primary goal has always been to provide my clients with expert advice in addition to meaningful and accurate financial reporting,” Messafi said. “I’ve come to appreciate that, at PKF O’Connor Davies, I will have the opportunity to remain true to that guiding philosophy, as I consistently keep clients top-of-mind and learn from respected experts who I’m now proud to call my colleagues.”

Messafi, a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, additionally serving for the latter as a Not-For-Profit Committee Member.