1 YOUR PARTNER FOR SUCCESS
2 EDITORIAL 2 3 WELCOME TO PKF. Experienced personalities who dedicate themselves to supporting our clients, combined with the expertise and efficiency of an accounting and consulting association which operates on both a national and international scale that, in short, is the profile that makes PKF in Germany so special. With this profile, PKF has developed over the recent years into one of the largest German accounting and consulting networks. In the process, we have further established ourselves as partners for numerous large and medium-sized enterprises and corporate groups while continuously expanding our range of services. In this brochure we present the profile and potential of PKF, as well as our credo, in a condensed form. It goes without saying that no brochure is as convincing as a face-to-face meeting or a concrete working relationship. Our credo Page 4 Employees and expertise Page 6 Audit Page 8 Tax advisory Page 10 Management consultancy Page 12 Focal points and specialities Page 14 Network Page 16 Locations Page 18
3 With more than 320 certified professionals in 19 locations throughout Germany and nearly 15,000 staff in more than 120 countries PKF is highly ranked amongst the largest networks in auditing, tax and business advisory service.
4 Today, PKF Germany supports numerous large and medium-sized enterprises and corporate groups in Germany with a broad spectrum of consulting services.
5 OUR CREDO 4 5 OFFER MORE. Quality as we define it has many faces. Professional expertise. The efficiency of an international and well-organised network. Strong personal commitment from our employees. The fact that PKF Germany now supports enterprises of all sizes as well as numerous major corporate groups with a broad spectrum of accounting and consulting services is a direct consequence of how we value quality. A distinctive feature that is much valued by PKF clients is the continuous support that they receive from one partner throughout their relationship with the firm. This partner also remains personally responsible when resources from PKF's German or international network need to be mobilised. With this combination of expertise, personal commitment and efficient networking, we have earned a reputation for quickly delivering excellent, solution-orientated results no matter how complex the task which are geared to entrepreneurial reality and increasing value in the long term. This commitment to excellence motivates us to continue in the same vein. PKF stands for William Henry Pannell, Erroll Kerr and William J. Forster. Between 1869 and 1923 they established their own companies in New York and London, merging to form PKF in From the PKF mission statement: "The concerns of our clients are paramount. We are personally there for them at all times." We develop forward-looking solutions and implement them in consultation with our clients. In doing so we cross over professional, geographical and linguistic borders.
6 EMPLOYEES AND EXPERTISE 6 7 INDIVIDUALS. PERSONALITIES. Advice is a special kind of service. From people for people it is about ability and trust two key elements when delivering a professional service and why we sustain a corporate culture in which professional aptitude and personal integrity are appreciated in equal measure. We are uncompromising when it comes to professional qualities. Many of our employees have successfully completed international studies and training courses to develop their skills and have extensive experience of working abroad and speaking foreign languages. The ability to get to the heart of a client s problem and develop creative solutions is a prerequisite for a career with us. In our view, professionalism is expressed in equal degrees through personal commitment, a sense of responsibility, intellectual independence and integrity all core values in the PKF ethos. From our clients perspective, it is the combination of professional qualifications and the individual personalities of our advisers which truly sets us apart. Over 320 of our 1,000 plus employees are certified accountants, tax advisors and lawyers, many of whom have experience abroad and additional professional qualifications. In order to support our clients efficiently and effectively, we maintain a pragmatic approach, flat hierarchies and short communication channels. We are equally qualified and adept at operating nationally and internationally. PKF offers a wide variety of development opportunities. We support further qualification and assist with the preparation and completion of professional examinations.
7 Advice is a special kind of service. This is why we sustain a corporate culture in which professional aptitude and personal integrity are appreciated in equal measure.
8 The annual audit, one of the foundations of our business to this day, is complemented by a broad range of consulting services to help clients make the right strategic decisions for their business.
9 AUDIT 8 9 OUR TRADE. YOUR SECURITY. PKF Germany covers the entire spectrum of audit and accounting services. The classic annual audit in accordance with all currently valid national and international accounting standards remains a strong foundation of our business. In addition, our consulting services help our clients to make strategically important decisions and changes to their business. For example, we provide specialist advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other capital measures, amalgamations, spin-offs and complex restructuring. An important factor is the international alignment of the global PKF network. Our clients are from virtually all industrial and service sectors and include large corporate groups as well as family businesses, associations, public-sector enterprises, administrations and foundations. PKF covers the entire spectrum of accountancy services, both for capital market-oriented corporate groups and for small and large enterprises. Our clients have more than 120 certified accountants at their disposal. 72 of these are also partners at our 19 locations in Germany. We are represented on the International Accounting Standards Board via our international network and are thus involved in the formulation of accounting standards.
10 TAX ADVISORY SECURITY. TAX STRUCTURING. Tax advice is always focused on safeguarding the future of the business and proves its worth when it effectively supports long term corporate goals. We therefore do our utmost to provide our clients with both individual and corporate advice on their best options within the current tax legislation. We develop creative solutions with sound judgment and contribute in a major way to the long-term securing of our clients' assets. With the rapid growth of the global economy, tax advice is becoming increasingly important and our advisors have to offer a more multidisciplinary and international service. Both our German and international networks are geared to mobilising the specific know-how required by our clients and placing it at their disposal. PKF has developed consistently over recent years into a broadly-aligned tax consultancy network geared to the needs of SMEs, large and internationally active corporations and enterprises. In Germany, the clients of PKF have more than 170 tax advisors at their disposal. We have advisors with many years of experience in the organisation of international business processes. If required, we can draw quickly and specifically on the know-how of tax experts from the global PKF network. We support our clients with a variety of our own publications, knowledge databases and specialised national and international events.
11 In the field of tax consultancy, PKF has developed into one of the leading national and international networks.
12 PKF s management consultancy services help companies to make the right far-reaching decisions and changes for their businesses. A key area of support is in the field of mergers and acquisitions.
13 MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY THE FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUR STRATEGY. Through our consultancy work we gain deep insights into our clients business. As a result, many companies ask us to advise them on how to develop their strategies and put them into practice. Comprehensive management consultancy rounds off our range of services. As management consultants, we are called in to assess companies and parts of companies for restructuring and corporate transactions. We devise business plans and economic efficiency calculations. We develop finance concepts and help to set up group accounting systems and controlling concepts. These are just some examples of how we can help. What links this is our consistently high level of standards when it comes to quality and flexibility, as well as the ability to mobilise resources from other member firms within PKF International. The management consultancy services provided by PKF include company assessments and due diligence investigations for corporate transactions. PKF s accounting services include international reporting, salary accounting and statements for employees, senior staff and board members. PKF experts are sought-after advisors for restructuring and reorganisation. We represent clients on supervisory boards, advisory boards and administrative boards, as well as performing trustee tasks.
14 FOCAL POINTS AND SPECIALITIES EXPERTISE WHICH SETS US APART. Today, specialist industry and professional know-how is essential. Even though accountancy, tax advice and management consultancy services are important disciplines, genuine added value is created for the client by a genuine knowledge and understanding of their industry sector and the specialist skills that it may demand. Our clients are able to draw on know-how which has grown over many years. Our extensive experience in many industries and our efficient network allow us to tap the industrial sector and professional expertise of a large number of colleagues quickly and directly, both in Germany and worldwide. One particular area of our expertise is international financial reporting. We support our clients with the adjustment of their balance sheets to IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standard). In doing so, we advise them not only in terms of the selection and application of different valuations, but also keep track of the consequences for the shareholder s equity. PKF has specialist industry knowledge of the following sectors: trade, real estate, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, telecommunications, media, the construction industry, mechanical engineering, the energy industry, automotive suppliers, banks and financial services, logistics. PKF also advises numerous foundations, societies, and public and religious non-profit organisations. PKF hotelexperts enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide in the hotel industry. PKF monitors the development and updating of the IFRS rules on the International Accounting Standards Board and participates actively in discussions.
15 Every industry comes with its own opportunities and risks, and every company has its own profile within its respective industry. PKF's expertise means that it can identify opportunities and develop suitable solutions and strategies.
16 On many projects, PKF works across borders with PKF International member firms in over 400 locations in more than 120 countries.
17 NETWORK CLOSE AT HAND. WORLDWIDE. With ten member firms at 19 locations and more than 1,000 employees, PKF is one of the most efficient consulting and auditing networks in Germany. We are present all over the world with over 15,000 partners and employees at over 400 locations in more than 120 countries. This set-up places us in a position to take direct care of our clients worldwide. Our network allows us to bundle resources and expertise from different countries and disciplines. We can therefore also devise efficient solutions for highly complex issues, thereby helping our clients achieve sustainable success, especially when it comes to time-critical tasks. In crisis situations, our strong network proves itself invaluable. Here too, the following applies: short communication channels, flat hierarchies, a pragmatic working relationship geared to the client's needs and a shared understanding of good advice create the basis for international operations. The immediate personal support from one partner still remains the special hallmark of PKF in an international context. Daily exchange with our colleagues worldwide and the professional review of matters relating to international financial reporting or international tax law are a matter of course for us. In total, we work in this worldwide network with more than 15,000 employees, of whom over 1,500 are partners. This makes PKF one of the few globally aligned accountancy and consultancy networks. A list of all the PKF International member firms worldwide is available at
18 LOCATIONS YOUR LOCAL PARTNER. With 19 offices in Germany, we are represented in the major conurbations and in every region always close at hand. Rostock Oldenburg Osnabrück Herford Duisburg Hamburg Braunschweig Haldensleben Magdeburg Berlin Helmstedt Halle/Saale Leipzig Köln Frankfurt Würzburg Tauberbischofsheim Nürnberg München All the German offices in the PKF network are available during normal office hours. In crisis situations our clients can reach us around the clock. PKF Germany has been growing constantly since its foundation. In addition to growing organically, its nationwide presence is being continuously expanded with the inclusion of further locations. You can obtain further information about our offices, partners and local specialisations at
19 No brochure is as convincing as a concrete working relationship. Yet we only want to be judged on one thing: being your partner for success.
20 Keine Broschüre ist so überzeugend wie die konkrete Zusammenarbeit. Dabei wollen wir uns nur an einer Sache messen lassen: Partner für Ihren Erfolg zu sein. PARTNER FÜR IHREN ERFOLG
21 YOUR LOCAL PARTNER With 19 offices in Germany we are represented in the major conurbations and in every region always close at hand. PKF Pannell Kerr Forster GmbH (accountancy firm) is formed by 10 companies. Berlin PKF PIOREK THUM STENGER BEIER Platanenallee 11 D Berlin Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Braunschweig PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Theodor-Heuss-Straße 2 D Braunschweig Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Duisburg PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Schifferstraße 210 D Duisburg Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Frankfurt PKF TREUROG GMBH Feuerbachstraße 8 D Frankfurt am Main Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Haldensleben PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Hagenstraße 38 D Haldensleben Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Halle/Saale PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Bernburger Straße 4 D Halle/Saale Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Hamburg PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Jungfernstieg 7 D Hamburg Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Helmstedt PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Bötticherstraße 51 D Helmstedt Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Herford PKF VOGT & PARTNER Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Jahnstraße 12 D Herford Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Köln PKF HERFORT VAN KERKOM STREIT Offene Handelsgesellschaft Gereonstraße D Köln Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) PKF Germany is a member of PKF International Limited, an association of legally independant member firms.
22 Leipzig PKF HERFORT VAN KERKOM STREIT August-Bebel-Straße 61 D Leipzig Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Magdeburg PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Klausenerstraße 29 D Magdeburg Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) München PKF INDUSTRIE- UND VERKEHRSTREUHAND GMBH Maximilianstraße 27 D München Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Nürnberg PKF SOZIETÄT DR. FISCHER Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte Rankestraße 56 D Nürnberg Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Oldenburg PKF ZINK & PARTNER Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte Moslestraße 3 D Oldenburg Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Osnabrück PKF OSNABRÜCK WMS TREUHAND GMBH Rheiner Landstraße 195b D Osnabrück Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Rostock PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE LANG UND STOLZ PARTNERSCHAFT Am Vögenteich 26 D Rostock Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Tauberbischofsheim PKF ISSING FAULHABER WOZAR ALTENBECK Pestalozziallee 13/15 D Tauberbischofsheim Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0) Würzburg PKF ISSING FAULHABER WOZAR ALTENBECK Oeggstraße 2 D Würzburg Phone: + 49 (0) Fax: + 49 (0)