Being more than accountants

Interview with Mrs Donna Greaves Bonello

 As published in the Alta Business Weekly on Thursday the 27th of June 2013


This year¸ PKFis proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its formation which now stands as a leader in audit¸ accounting¸ local and international taxation¸ consultancy and business advisory services. The firm brings together the global expertise of PKF International’s independent members¸ who are all highly regarded¸ professional and reputable firms in their own local markets.

Today¸ the firm has four partners providing accounting¸ tax¸ audit and business advisory services to meet the needs of middle-market companies and their principals. Other practice areas include financial services solutions¸ mergers and acquisitions and liquidation services.

“Our business model is based on each partner’s commitment to deliver high quality business advice to our clients with a personal touch¸” said Donna Greaves Bonello an audit partner. “We all enjoy what we do¸ and that attitude tends to be infectious with our staff.”

The firm will be hosting an anniversary event for clients at the Cavalieri Hotel panoramic suite with the motto “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap¸ but by the seeds you plant.”

PKF has the depth and breadth to help businesses compete effectively and successfully locally¸ internationally or cross-border. Our drive for professionalism¸ quality¸ integrity and innovation combined with global reach have realised substantial growth in our 25-year history. “We were passionate about being more than just an accountant to our clients¸” Donna said.

Some background on my working career

Ms Greaves was appointed partner two years ago after joining PKF in 2006 where she gained experience in audit assignments¸ both locally and abroad. The purpose of an audit is to enhance the degree of confidence of intended users in the financial statements users in the financial statements. This is achieved by the expression of an opinion by the auditor on whether the financial statements are prepared¸ in all material respects in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework¸ either International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union or with the Accountancy Profession (General Accounting Principles for Smaller Entities) Regulations¸ 2009. Working at PKF¸ Ms Greaves has been involved in enterprise operation at all stages from their incorporation¸ throughout their business operation and even at the final stages of an enterprise’s existence. Also¸ she assisted companies to understand local and international tax structures and align the tax function with business objectives. Within the area of international tax¸ the aim of any organisation should be to align global effective tax rate reduction and efficient global cash utilisation with overall business strategy.  She helped multinational clients integrate tax planning into their overall business strategy and comply with both local and international regulatory requirements¸ whether a company is engaged in a merger or acquisition&