PricewaterhouseCoopers (Liberia) LLC (PwC Liberia), member of the network of firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, a multinational professional services firm, will officially launch its office in Monrovia on Thursday, October 13 on 9th Street, Payne Avenue, Sinkor.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to grace the occasion as the special guest of honor and address the gathering. 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,” the firm said in a statement. “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,” according to a press release.
“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, and management, and many others.
“We are currently working closely with the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants 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,” the firm said.
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 in Africa.
“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,” the firm said.