PKF LITTLEJOHN has hired three partners and five other professionals from inward investment specialists Fitzgerald & Law.
The team, who join PKF Littlejohn on 8 February, include Dominic Fiore and Keith Steele – both outsourcing partners with strength in the US inward investment market. Jonathan Boyfield is a tax partner specialising in expatriate and non-domiciled individual private tax issues. He also brings a team of five tax professionals.
Managing partner, Carmine Papa, said: “These appointments fit well with the increasingly international focus of the firm. Dominic, Keith and Jonathan have ambitious plans to grow their practice areas and their contributions will help the firm to grow from its current income of £22m to its target income of £25m for 2017 and £40m for 2018.”
Over the last 18 months, PKF Littlejohn has hired a forensic and counter-fraud team from BDO led by Jim Gee, acquired boutique business restructuring practice, Geoffrey Martin & Co, based in London and Leeds and headed up by Stephen Goderski, Peter Hart and James Sleight, and appointed two partners in the not-for-profit sector also from BDO, Ian Mathieson and Karen Thompson.
Dominic Fiore became a partner at Fitzgerald & Law in 2002. He specialises in providing outsourced accountancy services to UK and internationally owned UK companies. He has strong track record of attracting clients from North America.
PKF Littlejohn rebranded from Littlejohn in July 2013 after taking its place in the PKF network, following the merger of the eponymously-named firm with BDO.
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