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Shea Labagh Dobberstein is DFK International Firm of the Year 2017

One of the oldest and most well-respected accountancy firms in San Francisco, California has been presented with DFK International’s Firm of the Year Award.

Shea Labagh Dobberstein (SLD) was announced as the Firm of the Year for 2017 at DFK International’s Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The award recognises the firm which has most contributed to the development of DFK International throughout the year.

SLD, which serves as an accountant and trusted advisor to its clients in the San Francisco Bay area and around the globe, became a member of DFK International in 2012 and has since been actively involved in the organisation.

The award was presented to Bill Wright, Principal at SLD, by Martin Sharp, Executive Director of DFK International, at the Annual Conference’s gala dinner.

Managing Principal of SLD, James Dobberstein, said: “It is a great honour to receive this award from DFK International. We value the organisation and its role in transforming our clients’ businesses. This award reflects our firm’s strong commitment to and collaboration with member firms across the globe. We believe that we can only get out what we put in.

“SLD is committed to putting in the mileage to visit other member firms both domestically and internationally. This means that if our clients require services outside of our geographical area, even thousands of miles away, we can confidently direct them to firms we know have the local expertise our clients need.

“We strive to be as responsive as possible when other firms approach us with a client need or request for advice on a technical matter.

“In an increasingly globalised world, DFK is an essential resource for sharing information and best practices. We look forward to continuing to assist with the organisation’s development.”

Martin Sharp said: “We are delighted that Shea Labagh Dobberstein was selected as the DFK International Firm of the Year 2017.

“The firm has been active in promoting DFK in its local marketplace and heavily engaged in supporting clients referred from members in all parts of the world. SLD has been equally active in referring their clients to DFK members worldwide, including the U.K., Germany, Canada, India, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan.

“Moreover, principals and staff from the firm have actively participated in DFK International events. Over the past year, they’ve made presentations at conferences in London, Milan and Honolulu, and attended conferences in Dublin and Hanoi.

“They have also been at the forefront of a marketing and HR initiative, which they have shared with other members of DFK in the spirit of open learning and developing best practice.”

Following the awards ceremony, Bill Wright, Principal at SLD, said: “Receiving such a prestigious award is a terrific achievement. We are excited for what the future will bring as SLD continues to support opportunities which benefit both our clients and the member firms of DFK.”

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