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PKF appoints tax partner with 2 decades of experience


The firm said it is the first of several appointments with “other senior professionals from the big four to join over the coming months.”

By Josh Needs 12 minute read

PKF has appointed former KPMG and Deloitte employee Matthew Lane as a tax partner in its Brisbane office. 

Managing partner of PKF’s Brisbane firm, Liam Murphy, said with the growing demand from clients he is glad the organisation has been able to bring someone of Mr Lane’s experience to the business.

“The single greatest challenge facing our business is finding staff at the right level at the right time. Demand for our services has been at record highs and we see no signs of that changing any time soon,” said Mr Murphy. 


“We have had to be very flexible within the business as we continue to support clients in very uncertain times.” 

“We are pleased to be able to attract someone of Matthew’s calibre. We expect other senior tax professionals from the big four to join over the coming months, as they realise that the big four experience isn’t the only game in town for a long-term career.” 

PKF said Mr Lane brings with him over 20 years of experience in commercial organisations and big four firms and will have a focus on tax advisory services for corporate and international clients, as well as supporting those with significant family-owned businesses. 

Mr Lane said he is excited to join the firm at a time of growth and change within the profession. 

“I’m pleased to join PKF Brisbane at a time when there is so much opportunity for our clients and staff,” he said. 

“There’s a lot of public focus on our profession at the moment and with many businesses seeking tax advisory services outside of the Big four firms, PKF Brisbane will continue to grow and advise our clients with consistency, integrity and the highest degree of professionalism.”

Mr Lane’s appointment took the leadership team at PKF Brisbane to 12, with nine partners and three directors. The firm now has over 90 staff.

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Josh Needs

Josh Needs


Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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