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Aug 2012

DFK Internationals 50th Anniversary Celebrations

DFK International celebrated its 50th Anniversary in Paris at the end of last month.

Many of the firms from around the world met in Paris for what by all accounts was a truely amazing celebration of DFK. A record 340 participants and 184 delegates, from Argentina to Vanuatu, were in attendance. The conference ran for a week and was attended by Anne, Natalie and William from our office.

Ken McQuillan

The late Ken McQuillan who founded McQuillan & Co back in 1955 was the first Irish firm to join DFK, which was then called The Hallett Douglass International Group in 1969.

Ken did so much for DFK International that an award was created in his honour. The Kenneth McQuillan Award was established to "recognise outstanding service to DFK" defined in his spirit "as a cheerful willingness to be involved in work and social activities" of DFK.

Ken is fondly remembered by many of the friends and colleagues he made through DFK over the years and his memory and contribution to DFK was recorded in a special DFK International 50th Anniversary Book where he was hailed a "Hero of DFK".
"He served twice as chairman of the DFK International Tax Committee, as DFK budget officer, on the DFK board of directors and executive committee, and as chairman of the DFK Legal Entity Study Group which led to the incorporation of DFK. He is also credited as an architect of the DFK Members' Agreement.

We are assured that when we said that Ken would never be forgotten, it was true. For 35 years, he immersed himself in all things DFK."

What is DFK?

DFK International is one of the world's leading associations of independent accounting firms and business advisers. Its member firms have been providing high quality services to clients for 50 years, combining their local knowledge and global connectivity to provide seamless service delivery on time and at the right price.

The vision of DFK International is to be recognised as the world's leading association of independent accounting and business advisory firms for the quality of service provided to client cross-border interests.

The mission of DFK International is to enable member firms to provide to their clients accounting and business services to the highest professional standards throughout the world in order to meet their clients' international business needs.