Johnston Carmichael joins PKF network

TOP 20 FIRM Johnston Carmichael has joined the PKF international network.

PKF International’s move to work with Scotland’s largest independent firm comes after the PKF firm was merged into BDO. PKF Littlejohn was the first firm recruited by the international network to replace PKF.

Johnston Carmichael will not take on the PKF moniker at the front of its name, but some of its international work will be undertaken through ha subsidiary known as PKF Johnston Carmichael. The firm will also retain its membership of the Leading Edge Alliance accounting association for “the time being”, said a spokeswoman.

Sandy Manson, chief executive of Johnston Carmichael, said: “PKF is one of the world’s most respected and recognised brands in global accountancy and this key strategic move for us reflects the growing importance of supporting our Scottish based clients as they expand internationally.

“PKFI is a network of top quality firms who operate to very high standards and we are delighted to be able to tune into their global capability and presence to assist our clients achieve overseas growth.”

Johnston Carmichael has revenues of over £33m, 53 partners and over 550 staff based in 11 offices across Scotland. It won the British Accountancy Awards National Firm of the Year in 2012.

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