As of yesterday, Smith Swaine on NSW's Central Coast became part of the PKF network.
For Smith Swaine, accessing resources and PKF's network of advisers and accountants was at the heart of the move.
"The integration makes sense from a strategy and cultural perspective," added managing director of PKF Sydney and Newcastle, Steve Meyn.
PKF partner Andrew Beattie, who originated from the Central Coast, largely facilitated the deal with a view to boost the network's business advisory services to this non-metropolitan area of NSW.
PKF's NSW network now has about 250 employees. Across Australia, PKF has about 80 partners and 750 staff.