Monrovia - PricewaterhouseCoopers (Liberia) LLC (“PwC Liberia”), member of the network of firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, multinational professional services firm, will officially launch its office in Monrovia on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, will grace the occasion as the special guest of honor and will deliver a special address during the event.
The Regional Senior Partner of the West Market Area, Mr. Uyi Akpata, Liberia’s Country Senior Partner, Mr. Taweh Jefferson Veikai, along with scores of dignitaries including government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as local and international partners and heads and representatives of various business houses will be in attendance.
PwC’s return to Liberia is a sign of the significant progress made by the Liberian government in attracting Foreign Direct Investment in an emerging economy. Liberia has a huge potential for growth due to its abundant natural resources and emerging markets.
There are immense potential in several areas, particularly in Assurance, Tax, Advisory, Government, International Development Organizations and Global investments.
We look forward to playing a major role in improving the quality of life of the people of Liberia by opening new opportunities for local businesses as well as providing job opportunities for the talented young workforce.
First, our focus is to quickly build relationships and offer valuable solutions to our clients, based on both our understanding of the Liberian economy and the global trends so that our clients here can get ahead of the business curve as we expect our global clients to invest and expand new markets in Liberia.
We plan to recruit, develop and build the capacity of young Liberian professionals from across various educational backgrounds including chartered accountancy, tax, advisory, law, management, and many others.
We are currently working closely with the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants(“LICPA”) to develop industry ready professionals.
We are here to build long term relationships with clients, people, and the communities in Liberia through our new office. Our plan is to build a team of PwC professionals by recruiting the best and brightest talented young individuals in Liberia and expanding their knowledge base so that they can support an environment that encourages more companies to grow and expand by providing industry insight and helping clients solve important problems.
In Africa, PwC is the largest provider of professional services with close to 400 Partners and over 9,000 staff with 66 offices located in 36 countries. We are proud to also be in Liberia at this time.
We also provide industry-focused audit and assurance, advisory and tax services to both the private and public sectors including Financial Services, Government and International Development Institutions, Energy and Mining, and Consumer and Utilities. Our core values of excellence, teamwork and leadership defines our business and how we serve and provide value to our clients.
As professional advisors, we build trust in society and help our clients solve complex business problems with an aim to enhance their ability to build value, manage risk and improve performance. We add value to our clients’ businesses by helping to improve transparency, trustand consistency of business processes.
The event will take place at PwC Liberia’s offices on 9th Street, Payne Avenue, Sinkor adjacent Hotel Provident.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,468 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
PwC is currently the only big four firm operating in Liberia. PwC is already making headways in the country and reaching underprivileged Liberians as part of the Firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, especially its contributions to the fight against Ebola in the country and other educational initiatives.