PKF International, a global accounting and advisory brand, recently announced it will welcome Tacoma-based The Doty Group to its international network, which includes offices in 440 cities, operations in 150 countries across the world, and a network of some 20,000 professionals providing high-quality audit, accounting, tax, and business-advisory solutions.

“We are really pleased to welcome The Doty Group to the PKF family as we continue to expand and strengthen the PKF brand. The Doty Group fits well with our value proposition of quality with integrity and also meets our strategic objective to recruit firms in key economic centers,” PKF International CEO Theo Vermaak said in a statement.

The Doty Group firm has roots that date back to 1918. It was the first CPA firm, then known as Busch & Webb, in Tacoma. Today, the firm provides more than typical compliance offerings, serving as a strategic partner for business owners. The Doty Group offers full-service solutions within the practice areas of tax, audit, accounting services, and litigation and valuation.

Paul Doty, managing partner of The Doty Group, said he is excited to expand the company’s mission of improving the well-being of its people, clients, and community internationally.

“The Doty Group is honored to be welcomed to the PKF International network,” he said in a statement. “We are looking forward to collaboration within the network, as well as making contributions to the strengths and resources of the PKF brand.”