The Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle offices of PKF have partnered with RISQ Group’s advisory and forensics business in an attempt to deliver a holistic fraud and risk offering to clients.
Norman Draper, PKF Melbourne managing partner, said that PKF Forensic and Risk Services would allow greater opportunities, benefits and synergies to clients of both businesses.
"The implementation of Forensic and Risk Services into our broader advisory offering across Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle is about remaining relevant and well positioned to add value to all of our clients,” he said.
“While PKF has maintained a forensic accounting practice for some time, this is about the inclusion of a very specialised team capable of undertaking in-depth forensic investigations. These investigations encompass fraud, corruption, insider trading, bullying and harassment, IP theft or any other form of misconduct,” Mr Draper added.
Guy Underwood, executive chairman of the RISQ Group, said the two teams had already been working together quite closely.
“Our advisory team has been referring clients to PKF and working together on engagements where specific services are required for some time. This alignment with the PKF brand is the next logical step in our relationship, allowing RISQ Group to focus on its core business of employment screening and verification,” he said.
“This reinforcement of our working relationship simply makes sense for our businesses and for our clients. It will be business as usual, but with the added services on offer if and when clients need them.”