PKF O’Connor Davies Named a 2021 “Best Firm to Work For” by Accounting Today
Honor is the latest in a bevy of regional, national, and industry awards touting the Firm’s workplace culture
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms, is proud to announce that it has been named one of the “Best Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. The annual listing and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the top employers in the accounting profession from firms around the country. This is the latest in a long line of regional, national, and industry awards recognizing the Firm’s strong workplace culture and its unique ability to provide ongoing opportunities for employees’ continued professional growth and development.
“There are literally thousands of accounting firms across the country, so to be recognized as one of the ’Best Firms to Work For’ by an industry icon like Accounting Today speaks volumes about the culture we’ve built here,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner at PKF O’Connor Davies. “I am so proud of our team, our culture, and the amazing work we do here at the Firm. It’s nice that the awards keep piling up, but the true validation for me is the happy and engaged people I work with and hear about every day.”
Over the past year, the Firm has been recognized by a host of regional, national, and industry awards programs that collectively speak to the Firm’s core values of collaboration, camaraderie, excellence, and growth. In addition to Accounting Today’s recognition, the Firm has been ranked as one of the “50 Best Accounting Employers to Work for in North America” by Vault, named one of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” by NJBIZ, and named one of “America’s Best Tax Firms” by Forbes.
“We’ve been having a lot of fun with all these awards. Our team has even coined a new term, ‘fourfecta,’ to talk about all the honors we’ve received,” Keane said. “With everything that’s been going in in the world, it’s nice to have moments to celebrate and it’s even better to have a team and culture that makes working together truly enjoyable.”
The Firm continually strives to promote a positive, community-based work environment in which all voices are heard and respected. PKF O’Connor Davies reinforced that commitment throughout the Pandemic, working with team members to keep them engaged and supported amid continuously changing professional and personal dynamics. The Firm also stood by its workforce throughout the turbulent time, making the decision to retain nearly all of its valuable team members despite a prevailing trend in the industry for many firms to make significant layoffs.
Through various diversity and inclusion initiatives, training and mentoring programs, companywide celebrations, and participation in community service events, team members are encouraged to make a difference and to stretch their skill sets. The Firm’s industry-leading “Schedule Your Work Week” telecommuting program, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, empowers the team to decide which days they will come into the office each week and ensures employees’ well-being remains a focus.
“The increasing number of achievements the Firm has amassed over the past year tells us our PKF O’Connor Davies family is as connected as ever,” said Dawn V. Perri, Chief Human Resources Officer at PKF O’Connor Davies. “Although the future of work may be changing, one thing that will never change is the Firm’s commitment to the personal and professional growth of our team members.” Located throughout the East Coast, PKF O’Connor Davies continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with an ongoing focus on top-tier external hires.