A Quarterly Newsletter from UAE and Oman

VOL 22 ISSUE 4 October 2019

Events & Happenings

Global Gathering, Rome

Stany Pereira, Hoshedar Cooper and Shajan Abraham from Dubai and B. R. Sudhir from Abu Dhabi attended the PKF partners Global Meet in Rome, Italy from 16 September to 20 September 2019 which also marked the 50th anniversary of PKF International Network.

Accountants role

James Hickey, CEO of PKF International, has been featured in leading trade publication Accountancy Age, discussing how accountants can move from a focus on compliance to an advisory role – and what this means for international accountancy networks. Accountancy firms need to believe in themselves, and to have value-added conversations with their clients in order to become trusted advisors, rather than simply providing accounting, tax and audit services.

Network security

Pen (penetration) testing is testing of a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. Member firm PKF Audit Azerbaijan now offers this service, making use of the unique expertise of local cybersecurity specialists.

Another accolade

Mr. V.T.V. Damodaran of Abu Dhabi Office was honoured by the Elite Populace of Payyanur (Damodaran’s home town) for his socio-cultural and humanitarian activities at a public function. Damodaran received a memento from the Chairman of Payyanur Municipality, Adv. Sashi Vattakkovval. Also seen in the picture are Mr. Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, former Global President of UAE Exchange, Dr. V.C. Ravindran, and other freedom fighters and dignitaries.