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​Offering more - The PKF philosophy

We provide our clients with a wide range of auditing and consulting services at an uncompromisingly high quality level.

Quality is for us a combination of many facts:

specialist expertise, the capabilities and efficiency of a large international network, a high degree of personal commitment of the employees and the ability to quickly find practical solutions for complex tasks which are in keeping with entrepreneurial reality and sustainably increase values.

We meet this quality standard with approx. 1.300 employees, of which are about 360 professionals (public accountants/auditors, tax consultants, lawyers) – many of them have multiple qualifications. In this context we attach importance to a pragmatic approach, flat hierarchies and short lines of communication, no matter whether we are working nationally or internationally.

Our clients appreciate the continuous support by one and the same partner frequently lasting many years. This partner also remains personally responsible when resources from PKF’s German or international network are mobilised. From us you always receive personal and comprehensive support from one and the same source.

Transparency report 2020

The reliability of financial information is an indispensable pre-requisite for the functional efficiency of capital markets. All market participants, especially institutional or private investors must be able to rely on information and are entitled to be able to satisfy themselves as to the integrity of all those playing an important part in these markets. To a particular degree trustworthiness and integrity must be required of auditors who as annual auditors or experts give an appraisal of the correctness and completeness of financial information.

The transparency report in accordance with Art. 55c of the German Public Accountants’ Code (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung) is stipulated by European law. Capital market participants are hence to be able to gain a picture of those who give an independent assessment of statements of accounts of security issuers. Annual auditors of companies, the transferrable securities of which are admitted to dealings on a regulated market of a member state of the European Communities, are obliged to publish.

The quality assurance system to be described in the transparency report is, nevertheless, not only to be applied in the case of annual audits of listed companies, but to all annual audits at companies from a certain order of magnitude (statutory mandatory audits). We therefore also use the report in order to make our understanding of performance and quality transparent for a wider interested public.

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