Appreciating you



PKF Texas is where you go to grow personally and professionally. We are dedicated to appreciating your career while making you feel appreciated along the way.

Why? Because people are the key to our future®!

At PKF Texas, your voice will be heard, and your career ambitions valued. We believe that in order to delight our clients, we must nurture a culture that concentrates as much on our people as on the numbers. We believe appreciation is infectious, wins should be celebrated, and our team members are our second family.


PKF Texas accounting firm mantra

Accounting is more than just a business – it’s a people business. People like and want to do business with people they can build a relationship with over time, so we believe in investing in our team members’ professional and personal development at all levels with a “people first” approach. By setting the tone for a good culture, our team members are able to thrive in their careers.


Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) welcomes and honors all people from diverse backgrounds, and we strive to cultivate a culture rooted in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We value others’ perspectives and cultures. Our team members bring something different to the table and broaden our horizons with new ideas. Each person is unique and provides potential for valuable insight and diversity in thought, which contribute to the firm’s success.

There is work to be done in many professions, including in the accounting industry, and we are committed to focusing on the below areas, building upon our firm’s foundation of DEI.

  • Embracing diversity by accepting and respecting all
  • Condemning any and all forms of discrimination
  • Providing a safe space for dialogue and conversation around DEI
  • Using our firm and volunteer team members to reach out to underserved communities and working with schools and universities to provide education about the opportunities the accounting profession can offer
  • Continue recruiting top talent of any race, ethnicity, age, gender, socio-economic backgrounds or any other dimension of diversity to provide a platform of career growth based on performance merits


Houston is known as Space City, a city with no limits. With thousands of restaurants, miles of biking trails, a vibrant nightlife, great sports teams, and more, our city is a dynamic place to live, work and play. We love working and living in the city Forbes named one of America’s Coolest Cities and we think you will too!

“What I loved about Houston when I moved here was the diversity. Most people living here don’t seem to be from Houston, which gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. It’s a big city with lots of cultural opportunities, but people still live as if it was a smaller city. Aside from July and August, I like the weather and think Houston offers lots of outdoor activities, so I enjoy all the parks!”

– Cecilia Villagarcia, Audit Manager

“Houston is a dynamic and thriving city with the momentum to be one of the world’s leading global cities for decades to come. I’ve always been impressed by the fact that problems aren’t someone else’s to solve in Houston. Rather, there is a collective desire and will among both companies and individuals to tackle the big issues. Put simply, Houston is solving the problems that matter, and we welcome anyone ready to join us in that mission.”

– Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership

“Anything you want to do, you can. With the abundance of museums, theatres, nightlife and sports teams in the area, no matter what you want your day to look like, Houston has plenty to cater.”

– Eduardo Giovanaz, Audit Team

“So many things to do and eat! We love the zoo and museums, all the parks, events at Discovery Green, and any kind of meet-up or activity you can think of. Houston also has some of the best restaurants, from fancy occasion places to hole-in-the-wall secret finds. Houston is a city where people work hard and play hard.”

– Alicia Welshimer, Manager Tax


There are two philosophies to education: book smarts and on-the-job training. A firm that expects to attract the brightest talent must be able to provide the opportunity to further their professional and personal skills. Intrinsic to our culture is PKF University. From your first day at PKF Texas, this accredited continuing professional education forum offers sessions to enhance your interpersonal, management, leadership and technical skills.

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Our team members take the time to get to know YOU and invest in your success. When we say that we are Approachable Advisors®; we mean it. Our team is available and eager to assist you as you grow in your career. We understand that you have responsibilities and priorities outside of the office and help you maintain a healthy balance. Beyond the office, our involvement in professional organizations not only provides a variety of avenues for you to explore, but also the resources and technical skills to supplement your experience.

PKF International is a global network of accountancy firms. The network’s 220 member firms operate under the PKF brand in 150 countries across 5 regions and encompasses over 20,000 professionals.

Founded in 1999, LEA Global is one of the largest international associations in the world, creating an engaged community of almost 200 firms focused on accounting, financial, tax and business advisory services with specialized knowledge across many industry sectors.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession. Their history of serving the public interest stretches back to 1887.

The Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA) is a professional society representing Texas CPAs and finance professionals in public practice, business and industry, government and education fields, and future CPAs.

TXCPA Houston, a chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, was organized in 1928 and, for nearly a century, has been a trusted professional community for CPAs in the greater Houston area.

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is devoted to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The Center for Audit Quality is the recognized leader – inside and outside of the profession – on all things public company auditing: resource provider, thought leader, and convener.

To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in this unique and complex area, the AICPA has established the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a firm-based voluntary membership center for firms that audit employee benefit plans.

The AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) supports CPA firms in the everyday intricacies of running a practice. PCPS partners with firms of all sizes, creating targeted and customizable practice management resources, networking opportunities and is a strong, collective voice within the CPA profession.

The PCAOB is a non-profit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.

The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) is a national trade association dedicated to promoting excellence and elevating the professional stature of marketing, business development and other practice growth professionals.

CPA Firm Management Association is the one representative voice of the profession. The Association leads CPA firm management by empowering all CPA firms to thrive while expanding knowledge, sharing experiences, achieving through collaboration, influencing leadership and envisioning possibilities.


At PKF Texas, we appreciate being a part of the community. In fact, we encourage it by giving our team members eight hours of paid time off to volunteer per year.

Whether we are volunteering our time, raising money through the PKF Texas Foundation or serving on committees with great organizations, such as the Greater Houston Partnership, YWCA Houston, TXCPA Houston and more, the people of PKF Texas are proud to give back.

Here are some of the organizations we support!


Each year we are proud to earn industry and local awards that commemorate our culture, client service, and dedication to corporate social responsibility. This recognition represents the hard work our team members put forth year after year, to co-create solutions with our clients and deliver lasting results.