DFK International

220 firms.
419 offices.
92 countries.

Local knowledge. National connections. Global reach.

Doing business globally

DFK Australia New Zealand is a member of DFK International, which enables us to assist our clients overseas with service from other member firms.

DFK is the 8th largest Accounting Association in the world. (International Accounting Bulletin 2023 World Ranking)

When your business expands overseas, you’ll need accountants with the essential combination of global reach and local knowledge. The larger your business grows, the more important it becomes to work with accountants you know and trust without sacrificing the level of service you’re used to.

Our international network gives clients anywhere in the world access to our seamless expertise. DFK’s 200+ member firms in 460+ offices in 90+ countries have more than 60 years’ experience of working together.

Our members each operate owner-managed businesses, no matter where in the world they are. You’ll be dealing with professionals in one of our experienced member firms and they’ll give you access to the local know-how your business needs.

No matter what you want to do or how high you’re aiming, you’ll recognise our excellent personal service. Anywhere.

Case Studies

USA Purchase

Our Australian client who was a partner in a business in Denver Colorado had an opportunity to buy out the fellow USA partner. With the help of the DFK Denver office, we were able to assist our client with the successful purchase of the partnership interest and our client was very happy with the outcome.

UK Set Up

Our Australian client was setting up a new company in UK which required VAT and import duty assistance. Our fellow DFK London member was able to assist our client and still has an ongoing relationship many years later.

Portuguese Office

Our client was manufacturing textiles in Portugal. We needed to set up a Portuguese company and the DFK office in Porto was able to assist us and our client with great success.

Import Business Expansion

Our client was looking to import coffee into PRC (China) and we needed to urgently set up a corporate structure in Hong Kong and PRC. With the help from both the DFK Hong Kong office and the DFK Beijing office, we had both entities incorporated quickly and efficiently.

Headco Singapore Compliance

We have a client who wanted to set up a Headco company in Singapore to raise capital in Singapore. Through our Singapore DFK office, we were able to assist the client to incorporate the Singapore Headco and successfully raise the capital in Singapore. The Singapore DFK office continued to assist us and the client with ongoing compliance requirements including tax and corporate matters in Singapore. Without our DFK Singapore contact, this would have been a difficult engagement to assist our client with.

Intellectual Property Transfer

Our client wanted to transfer Intellectual Property to an overseas entity as their business model was expanding overseas with less business being done in Australia. With the assistance of several overseas DFK offices, we were able to successfully assist our client.

These are just a small sample of the ways in DFK Australia New Zealand member firms have assisted clients to expand and do business globally. We look forward to helping you too.