A Quarterly Newsletter from the UAE and Oman member firms of the PKF International Ltd.

VOL 14, Issue 04 October 2012

Events and Happenings

Kudos To Our Offshore/Free Zone Division!
PKF have been commended by the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority for our support in introducing companies. A plaque and a certificate were handed over to our Manager – Offshore & Free Zone Services, Mr. Chaitanya Kirtikar, at the conclusion of a business associates seminar held at The Address, Downtown Dubai on 13 December 2011 (see photograph below).

It’s Not All Work…
PKF have done it again. Our team, PKF Rangers, was the runner-up in the ICAI Cricket Tournament organised by the Dubai Chapter of the ICAI (see photograph below). We congratulate the PKF team, and our captain, Ajay Bajaj, on making us all proud by reaching the finals and giving a real tough fight to the champions.

Down Under
Our Managing Partner, Graham Martins, and Abu Dhabi-based partner, B.R.Sudhir, attended the PKF Partners symposium in Sydney, Australia, over the 21 – 25 October 2011 (see photograph below). The symposium was attended by around 130 partners from over 100 member firms.

 

Regional Audit Conference
Graham Martins also participated in a panel discussion on challenges faced by small and medium audit firms operating in the UAE (see photograph below). The conference organized by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), was held at the Meydan Grandstand over the 22 and 23 November 2011 and was attended by around 200 delegates from the region.

Annual Training
Training sessions, attended by all professional staff in the UAE, were held during October, November and December to update the staff on developments in audit and financial reporting standards, and changes in laws and regulations.