Paul Hadiwinata, the founder of PKF Hadiwinata, is the Managing Partner of Paul Hadiwinata, Hidajat, Arsono, Retno, Palilingan & Rekan, a member firm of PKF International Ltd. He graduated from the University of Indonesia, a Registered Public Accountant of Indonesia and also gained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the State of California, United States of America. Since 1973 he has been an active member of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants .
He assumed a lot of position in the board of the Institute, such as : Secretary of AFA conference, AFA Council member, member of the Auditing Standards, Head of the Education Dept and Advisor to the quality control board. Now he is also member of the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountant.
Commencing his career since 1970 as a research assistant LPEM in faculty of Economy of University of Indonesia, he has experience working in Development Bank of Indonesia (Bapindo) and lecturing at University of Tarumanagara. He later worked for eight years at Touche Ross & Co in Jakarta and two years in Los Angeles, California, USA as managing partner before leaving the firm to start PKF Indonesia.
He has expertise in accounting system reviews, general audit, financial due diligence, internal control reviews and management audit predominantly in securities companies, money brokering companies, hospitality, tourism & travel, contractors and manufacturing.
He is a member of the Honorary Committee (Dewan Kehormatan Profesional) and an advisor in the Indonesian Parliament (tenaga ahli di DPR).