PKF Swaziland History
Charmain Young CA (SD), CA (SA) is the owner of PKF Chartered Accountants Swaziland and Business Advisers (“PKF Swaziland) and in this capacity she looks after the practice relating to the firm’s professional services. Charmain is an auditing, taxation and business advisory specialist with over 15 years of experience in undertaking and managing audit and taxation assignments in Swaziland. She is passionate about what she does and about her chosen profession. PKF Swaziland is the first one hundred percent Swazi owned International Firm.
Although formally an international organisation for only 46 years, the origins of the PKF International network can be traced back to 1869 when Mr William Henry Pannell founded the firm Pannell Fitzpatrick in London. In 1911 the firm of Harris, Kerr & Co was founded in the United States of America, followed in 1923 by the firm WJ Forster, which later merged with Harris, Kerr & Co to become Harris, Kerr, Foster & Co. In 1969 these firms, together with two firms from Australia and Canada, created an International Association which from 1980 adopted ‘Panell Kerr Forster’ as a brand name. This was shortened to PKF in 2000, and this is the name under which many member firms now do business, normally as a prefix to their local name.
PKF International Limited (PKFI) administers the PKF network of legally independent member firms. PKFI is the 10th largest global audit; accounting and business advisory The PKFI network has over 300 member firms and correspondents in 440 locations in around 125 countries providing auditing; accounting and business advisory services. PKFI member firms have around 2,200 partners and more than 21,000 staff.
PKF International is a network member of the Forum of Firms, an organisation dedicated to consistent and high quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide.
Our partners are accessible to our clients on each engagement, and are unwavering in our commitment to provide straightforward advice. Our clients acknowledge both our sound business judgment and our innovative and disciplined application of specialist skills, where quality of delivery includes not just technical expertise but also focused attention and a pragmatic, cost-effective approach.