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History of PKF

PKF stands for William Henry Pannell, Erroll Kerr and William J. Forster. Between 1869 and 1923 they established their own companies in New York and London, merging to form PKF in 1969.

August 1869
William Henry Pannell sets up his own accounting firm, W.H. Pannell & Co, in Girdlers Hall, London.

October 1969
The four accounting firms Pannell, Fitzpatrick & Co. (UK), Harris, Kerr, Forster & Co. (USA), Campbell, Sharp, Nash & Field (Canada) and Wilson, Bishop, Bowes & Craig (Australia) amalgamate to form an international network which is open to additional member firms.

September 1980
Member firms around the world agree to use the name “Pannell Kerr Forster” for the network.

January 2000
Pannell Kerr Forster is renamed “PKF International”. The company’s registered office is in London.

May 2001
Dr. Primus Österreicher - Dr. Andreas Staribacher OEG and CENTURION Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H. join the PKF International Limited-Network and contribution of the Dr. Primus Österreicher - Dr. Andreas Staribacher OEG into the

PKF ÖSTERREICHER-STARIBACHER Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH

Change of company`s name from CENTURION Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H. into

PKF CENTURION Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH

March 2004
Foundation of the PKF hotelexperts GmbH and starting point of hotelconsulting in Vienna.

November 2007
PKF Revisionstreuhand Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft m.b.H. situated in Salzburg joins the PKF International Limited-Network.

January 2008
PKF becomes a full member of the “Forum of Firms”

November 2008
Conversion of the PKF ÖSTERREICHER-STARIBACHER Wirtschaftsprüfungs mbH into the

PKF Österreicher-Staribacher Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH & Co KG

a special form of limited partnership in which the unlimited partner is a private limited company

June 2011
PKF Corti & Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfer und Steuerberater situated in Graz joins the PKF International Limited-Network.

October 2018
Change of company`s name to PKF Österreicher & Partner GmbH & Co KG Wirtschaftsprüfung und Steuerberatung.

PKF International has 400 locations in over 150 countries and about 18,000 employees, over 1,700 of which are partners.

PKF in Austria comprises member firms situated in Vienna, Salzburg and Graz with over 100 employees.

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