PKF Tauranga Limited is a local Bay of Plenty Chartered Accountancy firm. The firm was initially known as L B Dawson & Associates Limited, which was first established by Les Dawson in 1999. Prior to that Les operated the same firm as a sole practitioner from 1986.
The firm was run by Les for 20 years until the inclusion of Jason Manning and Virginia Warner as directors on 1st April 2006. Since then the firm has grown significantly, gaining clients and increasing staff experience. It was also during this time that Les wished to gradually retire from the day to day compliance services of the firm to a purely consultancy role. After 37 years in the accountancy profession Les formally retired from the firm on 31st March 2010.
A desire to further broaden the commercial experience of the firm saw the inclusion of Russ Browne as a director on 1st April 2011 and the renaming of the business to Manning Warner Browne. Russ’s experience from a range of public and private sector commercial accountancy roles complements the significant accountancy experience already held at PKF Tauranga.
The firm’s business has significantly grown after inclusion of Charlie since February 2014. Charlie started as a manager and an associate role then stepped up as a director on the 1st April 2017. Charlie has particular expertise in setting policies on accounting systems, tax planning and monthly management accounts.
In 2020, after 15 years with the company, Virginia Warner retired from Manning Warner Browne and continues to maintain a working relationship with clients and staff through a consultancy role .
In March 2021 Manning Warner Browne was accepted into the PKF network following a rigorous due diligence process from both parties. PKF is a global family of independent professional services firms bound by a shared commitment to quality, integrity and the creation of value-added service and support to our clients. We continue to be owned locally, while now having access to a network operating in 440 cities across 150 countries.
The decision was made to rebrand and the name of the company changed to PKF Tauranga in April 2021.
At PKF Tauranga we have a great team of staff, many who have completed or are completing formal qualifications. All of our staff have many years experience in the accountancy profession, and some also have experience within other industries including banking and insurance.
It is with the level of experience and loyalty held within the team at PKF Tauranga, that we are able to offer clients an average length of service of staff of more than 10 years with the firm. This allows us to work closely with clients to focus on creating value through commercially focused advice that is both practical and decisive.
Our goal is to assist, grow, maintain and protect our client’s businesses through our supporting statement – your business. your asset. your future.