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Audit Services

The preparation and audit of annual and consolidated financial statements is often a legal obligation, depending on the legal form and the size of the company. In addition, the annual or consolidated financial statements often represent the key business card of the company against third parties (such as banks, potential investors, the general public).

Since the statutory regulations open up legal options in many areas, our exact knowledge and extensive experience are required in order not only to meet a legal requirement, but also to prepare financial statements tailored to the individual company.

In addition, our activities in the preparation or auditing of annual financial statements may reveal weaknesses in the internal control system, accounting, organization or other areas of the company.

Our consulting-oriented audit approach is reflected in the comprehensive information of the company management about the identified weaknesses and specific recommendations for their elimination.

At the same time, the principle of independence is maintained at all times.

In addition to regular and yearly recurring assignments, we also carry out statutory or voluntary special audits for a wide range of tasks.

In addition, quality control checks pursuant to § 57a ff. WPO or the support of professional colleagues in the introduction of quality assurance systems are part of our daily business.

Range of Services:

        Audit of annual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with German commercial and international accounting standards
        Quality control tests according to § 57a WPO
        Restructuring tests
        Prospectus audits according to IDW S 4
        Tests according to the German Transformation Act (for example, merger tests)(UmwG)
        Examinations under the German Securities Trading Act(WpHG)
        Examinations according to the German Banking Act (KWG)
        Examinations according to the German Payment Services Supervision Act (ZAG)
        Examinations according to the German Investment Code (KAGB)
        Examinations within the framework of the dual system Germany (DSD)
        Audits according to the German broker and developer regulation (MABV)
        Audits according to the Financial Intermediary Ordinance (FinVermV)
        Other special audits (for example, according to the German Act on the Budgetary Principles, squeeze-out audits pursuant to § 327c German Stock Corporation Act, other special audits)

Tax advice / business advice

The complexity and fast-paced nature of our tax system requires not only ongoing consultancy but also a competent conceptual advice, which reacts promptly to constantly changing conditions and provides tailor-made answers and solutions to all tax questions at short notice.

In the course of ongoing consultancy, we prepare tax declarations, support our clients in fiscal audits and represent them before the fiscal authorities and before the German tax courts.

While consulting conceptually, we develop the optimal structures for our clients within the framework of the founding, restructuring and termination of companies.

Due to the close interlinking of company and private interests on the one hand, as well as inheritance law and tax law on the other hand, our specialists also develop meaningful and timely successor concepts to ensure the best possible securing of the transfer of assets.

As a result of the increasing globalization of economic and asset transactions, the importance of international tax law has increased significantly in recent years. International holding concepts or the tax-optimized design of transfer prices are only selected areas, which we have been dealing with for a long time.

Choosing the right organizational and legal structures is an important prerequisite for the success of a company in competition. Our specialists analyze your corporate structures and develop tailor-made recommendations for business and tax optimization – during the start-up phase of a company and as part of a restructuring.

Range of Services:

      Advice on setting up or buying, restructuring and termination or sale of companies
      National and international tax planning
      Tax consultancy in inheritance and gift tax matters as well as in the context of succession questions
      Tax Due Diligence
      Preparation of operational and private tax declarations
      Supporting tax audits
      Management of appeals and other legal remedies in front of the German tax authorities
      Representation in financial proceedings in front of the German tax courts
      Consulting for start-ups and company sales
      Consulting for corporate restructuring
      Company evaluations

Accounting Services

Many companies focus on their core competencies and outsource individual service components from activities that they can also obtain from external specialists.

We offer payroll accounting, financial accounting, cost center accounting and the preparation of annual financial statements as a one-stop shop in order to ensure quality, cost-efficiency and timeliness in accounting matters for our clients.

Range of Services:

      Payroll accounting
      Financial accounting
      Monthly and quarterly reporting
      Compilation of annual and interim accounts

Financial Services Desk – Trustee Services

For our clients in the area of ​​closed-ended investment funds (retail and special (professional investor) funds), we offer tailor-made solutions for the administration of bank accounts of the fund companies, the transfer of mailings to investors and master data management. In addition, we support you in the preparation of company meetings. In combination with our services in accounting and tax consulting, we can offer you a comprehensive package of services for the „full service“ administration of the closed-ended investment funds initiated and managed by you.

Range of Services:

      Administration of bank accounts
      Mailings to investors
      Preparation of company meetings

Financial Services Desk – Compliance

The regulatory density in the financial services sector is steadily growing. New legal and / or regulatory requirements require a high degree of specialization, a deep knowledge and frequent adaptation processes in companies. Through an effective compliance management system as a component of risk management, risks in the company can be identified and avoided at an early stage. This leads to higher legal certainty and prevents the violation of legal and / or regulatory requirements, penalties and fines, and reduces the liability risks of the company’s management.

Range of Services:

      Conception, optimization, introduction and testing of compliance management systems
      Takeover of Compliance Officer functions (outsourcing)
      Support for internal compliance officer functions (co-sourcing)
      Creation and improvement of existing internal guidelines
      Identification of weak points and risks, optimization of processes
      Development and introduction of a compliance training concept
      Permanent consulting and support

Financial Services Desk – Internal Audit

In recent years, internal auditing has become increasingly important for corporate governance at BaFin-regulated companies. At the same time, the qualification requirements have steadily increased. Especially smaller companies supervised by BaFin (financial service providers, AIFM, payment institutions and banks) rely on our services in the outsourcing of internal audits, since a full-time position (eg as an in-house solution) is often not required here and outsourcing is more efficient under cost and quality aspects. In addition, we are available as a specialized outsourcing or co-sourcing partner if the in-house internal audit team reaches its capacity limits or would like to benefit from our specific industry experience in individual areas.

Range of Services:

      Outsourcing of the internal audit function
      Support in selected areas requiring special expertise (co-sourcing of the internal audit function)
      Preparation and responsibility for the implementation of (multi-year) internal audit planning
      Independent preparation and execution of internal audits, including preparation of audit reports
      Coordination of audit findings with management and employees
      Follow-up regarding open issues