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Customer Case: Danish start-up going international

Right People Group is a Danish IT consultant company that in 2016 created a Berlin-based company to leverage the German start-up city for an international expansion. Hecht & Kollegen were selected as partner and advisor in matters related to accounting, tax and auditing. ..

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Hecht and Colleagues specialize in providing bespoke advice and services tailored to your unique situation, thereby allowing you to focus on your core business activities.


Such a service requires a highly-qualified team of service-orientated specialists.

Founded in 1972 by Michael Hecht, our partnership has grown continually due to the high level of client satisfaction which we guarantee. We are trusted by large and small alike, ranging from international concerns, family businesses of long standing, creative start-ups, not-for-profit organizations and private individuals.


Tax advice

We provide expert advice to demanding clients across the entire spectrum of tax law. This includes services such as accounting and the representation of our clients to the tax authorities as well as the development of creative, bespoke solutions for your structures and transactions.
Our strengths lie in the personal service which we offer from qualified and experienced auditors and tax advisors, who can draw on the support of a wide network and a highly-qualified support team in order to produce reliable and pragmatic solutions to your specific needs.

Auditing

We perform all legally-required and voluntary auditing procedures. Our many years of wide-ranging experience combined with a close understanding of your specific business enables us to optimize your operating processes and business structures, thereby producing a first class outcome. Informative and appealing presentations of your audit results are provided as a matter of course.

Accounting

Our bookkeeping services range from the setup of an accounting system to the optimization of existing systems, including financial and payroll accounting. Our team of dedicated professionals are happy to respond to a range of individual needs with various solutions ranging from a full-service package to consultation on individual matters. Such services include the production of annual accounts or the inauguration of reporting structures in accordance with national and international accounting standards. We can provide references from a large number of satisfied customers for whom we have implemented digital and online-based accounting processes.

Our guiding aim is to provide reliable and relevant information for corporate management, presented in a clear and well-structured form.

Business Consulting

We start all our consultancy tasks with an in-depth consideration of the founding business idea: informed by this understanding we are better able to develop a range of expedient concepts up to and including your succession planning. A clear focus of our activities in this area is the identification of opportunities for tax-optimization in your business processes.

Our strength is the holistic approach that we adopt to optimize your structures and business needs. Drawing on the services of a range of experts from different fields, including lawyers and notaries, enables us to provide you with a tailor-made comprehensive solution.


Dipl.-Ök. Peter Hecht

Tax consultant
peter.hecht@hecht-kollegen.de
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Specialisms:
  • Income tax law (especially payroll tax)
  • Accountancy software systems (DATEV)
  • Annual accounts
  • Freelancers

Dipl.-Kffr. Petra Wierzchowski

Auditor and tax consultant
petra.wierzchowski@hecht-kollegen.de
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Specialisms:
  • Income and corporation tax law
  • Representation in all dealings with the financial authorities, courts and the Bundesfinanzhof
  • Inheritance tax law
  • Auditing for international clients (in accordance with national and international accounting standards)

Mag. Robert Zwirn

Auditor and tax consultant
robert.zwirn@hecht-kollegen.de
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Specialisms:
  • Auditing and consulting services for family-run companies
  • Auditing and consulting services for IT companies
  • International tax law
  • Sales tax law (VAT)

Dipl.-Ing. Henry Franz

Auditor and tax consultant
henry.franz@hecht-kollegen.de
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Specialisms:
  • Auditing and Consulting for Real Estate Companies
  • Auditing and funds appropriation audits
  • Start-ups
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Establishing accounting and controlling systems






HECHT & KOLLEGEN GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Steinplatz 2
10623 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21 00 29 30
Fax: +49 30 21 00 29 31





Company information in accordance with §§ 5 TMG, 55 RStV, 2 DL-InfoV

HECHT & KOLLEGEN GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Steinplatz 2 10623 Berlin
Germany

Telefon: +49 30 21 00 29 30
Telefax: +49 30 21 00 29 31
hecht.wpstb@t-online.de

Registered head office of company: Berlin

Handelsregister: Berlin-Charlottenburg District Court, Reference number: HRB 87512

VAT identification number: DE 226169536

General partner:

Dipl.-Ök.
Peter Hecht
Tax advisor

Dipl.-Kffr.
Petra Wierzchowski
Auditor
Tax advisor

Mag.
Robert Zwirn
Auditor
Tax advisor

Dipl.-Ing
Henry Franz
Auditor
Tax advisor

Supervisory authorities responsible:

Wirtschaftsprüferkammer (German Chamber of Auditors)
Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Rauchstraße 26
10787 Berlin
www.wpk.de

Steuerberaterkammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Tax Advisors)
Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Wichmannstraße 6
10787 Berlin
www.stbk-berlin.de

The statutory professional designations of the company and the professional designations of the natural persons mentioned on the pages/websites were awarded in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditors)
All the persons designated as Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditors) are eligible to work as such in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the German Chamber of Public Auditors.

Statutory professional regulations for Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditors)
The profession of Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditor)/vereidigter Buchprüfer (chartered accountant) is largely subject to the following statutory professional regulations:

  • Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 17 May 2006 (directive governing auditors of annual financial statements)

  • Recommendation of the EU Commission of 6 May 2008 on external quality assurance for auditors of annual financial statements and auditing companies of public interest

  • Recommendation of the EU Commission of 5 June 2008 on the limitation of the liability under civil law of auditors of annual financial statements and auditing companies

  • Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (WPO = German Auditors’ Code)

  • Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsverordnung (WPBHV = Auditors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance Directive)

  • Professional statutes for Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditors)/vereidigte Buchprüfer (chartered accountants) (BS WP/vBP)

  • Quality control statutes

  • Procedural code for unsolicited special investigations

  • Code of conduct for members of the profession (authorised German translation)

All regulations can be viewed in their current versions on the website of the German Chamber of Public Auditors at www.wpk.de.


Steuerberater (tax advisors)
All the persons designated as Steuerberater (tax advisors) are eligible to work as such in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the Berlin Chamber of Tax Advisors (Steuerberaterkammer Berlin).

Statutory professional regulations for Steuerberater (tax advisors)

  • Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG = Tax Consulting Act)

  • Directive for implementation of regulations governing Steuerberater (tax advisors), Steuerbevollmächtigte (tax agents) and Steuerberatungsgesellschaften (tax consulting firms) (DVStB)

  • Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung (StBVV = Tax Advisors’ Fee Directive)

  • Professional code of the German Chamber of Tax Advisors (BOStB)

You can view these regulations on the website of the German Chamber of Tax Advisors at www.bstbk.de.


Applied General Terms and Conditions:
Allgemeine Auftrabgsbedingungen für Wirtschaftsprüfer und Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften vom 1. Januar 2002

Professional indemnity insurance
The professional indemnity insurance for Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditors) and Steuerberater (tax advisors) is provided by HDI-Gerling Firmen und Privat Versicherung AG, Riethorst 2, 30659 Hannover. The area of validity of the insurance coverage encompasses services at least in the member countries of the European Union and meets the requirements at least in:

  • § 67 Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG = German Tax Consulting Act) in conjunction with §§ 51 et seq. of the directive for the implementation of the regulations governing Steuerberater (tax advisors), Steuerbevollmächtigte (tax agents) and Steuerberatungsgesellschaften (tax consulting firms) (DVStB) and

  • § 54 Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (WPO = German Auditors’ Code) in conjunction with the directive governing the professional indemnity insurance for Wirtschaftsprüfer (auditors) and vereidigten Buchprüfer (chartered accountants) (Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsverordnung - WPBHV = Auditors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance Directive).


Party responsible for content pursuant to § 55 II RStV

Dipl.-Ing.
Henry Franz
Wirtschaftsprüfer
Steuerberater


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