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Network News - 15/04/2018

PKF offices in Europe enhance their commitment to CSR

Published on Sunday Times of Malta, 15th April 2018

PKF offices in Europe have today committed themselves to make Corporate Social Responsibility an integral part of their corporate philosophy, with numerous offices, including the Malta office, organising events to help other people and entities which are less fortunate.

PKF Francis Clark’s recently raised over £8,000 for Hospiscare.  Seven members of staff at the Exeter branch undertook the Three Peaks Challenge, one of the most challenging mountaineering events in the UK. They raised over £2,000 scaling Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in 24 hours. The Exeter office also organised dress down days, bake sales and Christmas and Easter competitions.

Furthermore as part of the gender equality drive, Ms Claudia Barrera, Finance Manager at the Chile office, has been awarded a CFA Program Women’s Scholarship Award.  The purpose of the Women’s Scholarship Program is to ultimately increase the number of women in the investment management industry, thus improving gender diversity in what is traditionally a male-dominated profession.

PKF-FPM (Ireland) placed at the top in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2018.  Annually the Sunday Times assess and recognises the quality and popularity of companies to work for in the UK, across all sectors and industries. Now in its 18th year, the ‘Best Companies To Work For’ ranking celebrates the elite of Britain’s employers across four different categories: The 100 Best Companies, the 30 Best Big Companies, the 100 Best Small Companies and 100 Best Not-for Profit Organisations,

Over the past years two years, PKF Malta organise two art exhibitions to fund various charities and has committed itself to organise more similar events. For these events, guests were entertained at the prestigious Casino Maltese hall and encouraged to donate for Muscular Dystrophy group and on another occasion for the ALS Group by buying works of art.

PKF is a global family of legally independent firms bound together by a shared commitment to quality, integrity and the creation of clarity in a complex regulatory environment.  They provide world-class analysis and clear solutions in Assurance, Advisory, Taxation and Business Services for companies around the globe. The PKF family is growing and now consists of over 400 offices, operating in 150 countries across five regions. They specialise in providing high quality audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions to international and domestic organisations in all our markets. As an independent firm, PKF Malta actively shares by updating other members with latest country developments and as well assisting each other for training purposes.

For example, the network is providing inputs on how each firm can implement the new General Data Protection Regulation which will come into force on 25 May 2018.  The purpose of GDPR is to strengthen the privacy rights of European citizens by making organisations more accountable for how they collect, store, protect and use personal data.

Published on Sunday Times of Malta, 15th April 2018
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