DFK International has eight committees of experts in the world of accounting and beyond, all helping our member firms achieve their full potential.
Each committee meets regularly and produces regular newsletters with key technical updates for the membership. The committees are comprised of members from around the globe who share best practice information and updates from their region.
Find out more about our committees below.
The Assurance Committee helps member firms by providing advice and information on assurance matters worldwide. It is responsible for the development, maintenance and monitoring of the DFK quality programme.
The quality control programme is based on international standards issued by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) which is committed to protecting the public interest by developing high-quality international standards, promoting strong ethical values, encouraging quality practice, and supporting the development of all sectors of the profession around the world.
Our objectives are to ensure that all of our member firms perform quality services of the highest professional standards. Although all of our members are independent accounting firms, they are required to fully comply with the international quality standards from IFAC.
We also provide assistance to our members through our private members site where we share technical knowledge between members, provide sample templates and documents to our members, and issue a bi-monthly newsletter to our members on current developments with International accounting and assurance standards.
The members of the committee are all partner, director or other management level professionals within their firm, with highly advanced technical knowledge of (International) accounting and audit standards and principles, theory and concept.
For more information on the committee, please contact Radlee Moller, Committee Chair.
The DFK Information Technology Committee was formed to share with all member firms best practices in using information technology for small to medium-sized accounting firms.
The committee meets bimonthly to discuss lateste IT best practices and how best to share these with the DFK member firms.
Projects undertaken by the committe include regular surveys of member firms IT arrangements to enable the committee to understand and tailor their work to the needs of the members.
A newsletter is also regularly circulated featuring articles written by our committee members.
For more information on the committee, please contact Robin Davis, Committee Chair.
The DFK International Marketing Committee's (IMC) mission is to help brand the name of DFK worldwide, and to identify and share best practices in marketing and business development with all DFK members.
The members of the IMC, who collectively represent all DFK regions, meet bimonthly and publish a segment in the DFK International quarterly newsletter. These newsletter articles update DFK members as to what the IMC is currently doing, and what the committee has accomplished each quarter.
The bottom line of the IMC is to help all members of DFK generate new business, especially business that is conducted across national boundaries.
For more information on the committee, please contact Catarina Zagalo, Committee Chair.
The Tax Committee helps member firms by providing advice and information on tax matters worldwide. It is responsible for the development, maintenance and monitoring of the DFK quality programme.
Some of the resources available to DFK International member firms and their clients include:
The ITC is ready and able to assist member firms dealing with cross-border transactions.
For more information on the committee, including joining the ITC, please contact Ryan Dudley, Committee Chair.
The purpose of DFK’s Valuation Servies Committee (VSC) is to enhance the knowledge and quality of valuation services of member firms by raising awareness of new valuation issues and sharing knowledge and best practices.
Members of the VSC will accomplish this by identifying and developing certain industries, business types and valuation issues in which they have deep valuation capability and build on that through raising awareness and sharing knowledge across DFK firms. The sharing of ideas, knowledge and best practices will be done through discussion in virtual bi-monthly meetings, in-person training at future international conferences and the use of guest speakers. The VSC will also selectively make contributions to regulators and policymakers of oversight organizations. In addition, the VSC will become a forum for making referrals to DFK member firms based on expertise and geographical area.
For more information on committee, please contact Ron Martindale, Committe Chair.
DFK International Women in Leadership Committee formed on International Women’s Day 2018.
The Committee is comprised of 20 women from 13 countries. The committee meets every few months to plan upcoming projects and to discuss how to make the association more inclusive and the ways it can support females in their career progression.
Vice President - Asia Pacific
Vice President - Asia Pacific
Cheree Woolcock is the chief executive officer of DFK Benjamin King Money in Melbourne, Australia, having joined the firm in 1987.
As VP Asia Pacific of DFK International, Cheree is responsible for representing the Asia Pacific region of DFK at the executive board level and also leading the Asia Pacific Executive Committee. Cheree also leads the DFK Accounting Services Committee. Before being elected to her current role, Cheree was a director on the DFK International Advisory Board, a past Chairperson of DFK Australia New Zealand and a Board Member of Plenty Community Credit Union. She is a founding member of the DFK International Women in Leadership Committee. Cheree holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University.
Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President
Harriet Greenburg is a partner at Marcum in New York, United States, which recently merged with Friedman in New York. Harriet was the Co-Managing Partner at Friedman, having joined there in 1985.
Before assuming the role of immediate past president of DFK International, Harriet served as board president, guiding the organisation through the pandemic shutdown, establishing programs to promote and champion women within the association, and managing the transition of the organisation’s executive leadership. Before becoming president, she was the deputy president of DFK International and a member of the executive committee of DFK USA. Harriet is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from Brooklyn College.