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PKF expand tax team with familiar face in the line up

It’s all about expansion and growth for Newcastle business advisory and accounting firm, PKF, as they are set to welcome back alumni, Victoria Dawes, to their specialist tax team as a Principal.

Adding to the firm’s strong tax presence, Victoria joins Darren Shone, a well-known Newcastle personality known for his expertise in complex tax matters, that few others can address. The tax team in Newcastle work closely with firms across the Hunter.,

Beginning her career in Newcastle, Victoria first made the step to PKF in early 2017. Having completed the firm’s Thrive and Lead program, she thrived in the mid-tier environment, managing a large portfolio of clients and a team within the firm’s business advisory offering.

Even after moving to Sydney, Victoria maintained her Hunter-based client portfolio and continued to be part of the Newcastle team, despite her physical and social presence in the firm’s Sydney office.

“It is very exciting that I get to be a part of the PKF team again. Having not only a local, but global network of knowledge, and a team that values collaboration, is something that every professional looks for, in helping to grow their career. I have well and truly found my place at PKF and look forward to taking on this new role with the support of the firm.” said Victoria.

It was Victoria’s passion for all things culture, teamwork, and client success, that fueled her return to PKF, this time from a base in Adelaide. Victoria will once again take on the challenge of managing client priorities whilst working remotely, with the odd visit thrown in.

“We are so excited to have Vic back on the team. Some people are truly made for the tax and advisory world, and she is one of them.” said Tax Partner, Darren Shone.

“Focusing on the growth of our team has been the number one priority this year and we are glad to see top talent making the return to the firm.” said Darren.

The tax team in Newcastle will expand further with the hire of Troy McIntyre, dedicated tax adviser of over 10 years’ experience, joining the team.

Troy will be making the shift from the Australian Tax Office (ATO), bringing along an extensive profile of commercial experience and unique insight.

“Having inside knowledge from the ATO, is extremely valuable for our firm. This expansion of our tax team is evident of our constant dedication to providing only the best service to our clients” said Tax Partner, Darren Shone.

The firm look forward to leveraging this further gradient of knowledge into the business Victoria advisory team, and ultimately for the benefit of their clients.

About PKF


PKF Newcastle and Sydney, started in very humble beginnings, in suburban Newcastle. The values instilled by our founder continue to form the foundation of who we are, how we treat our people, and how we service our clients. Today, PKF is a mid-tier practice and a national award-winning audit, tax and business advisory firm which provides a comprehensive range of specialist business services to organisations committed to success, across a broad range of industries. We employ over 240 people and are passionate about helping our local community.


PKF Australia is a Top 15 Accounting firm.

With over 90 partners and over 750 staff located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Tamworth, Walcha, Central Coast and Rockhampton.


PKF International is a global family of legally independent firms bound together by a shared commitment to quality, integrity and the creation of clarity in a complex regulatory environment.

Our family consists of over 400 offices, operating in 150 countries across five regions. We specialise in providing high quality audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions to international and domestic organisations in all our markets.

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