Annual financial statements

The result of accounting at the end of a fiscal year is the annual financial statement and is the basis for entrepreneurial and operational decisions. We prepare annual financial statements for companies of all legal forms and are familiar with the industry-specific accounting rules for a wide range of sectors. At the same time, the annual financial statement informs interested third parties (customers, suppliers, banks and tax authorities) about the economic situation of the company. For the tax authorities, the annual financial statement is the basis for taxation and the basis for all tax returns of a company.

Our services:

  • Preparation of revenue and surplus accounts
  • Preparation of annual financial statements according to commercial and tax law
  • Preparation of the tax balance sheet
  • Advice on the annual financial statement
  • Advice on balance sheet policy
  • Consulting on tax structuring
  • Balance sheet analysis – comparison with industry indicators (benchmarks)
  • Balance sheet disclosure for e.g. credit institutions
  • Support in bank negotiations for investments or expansions
Problem solutions tailored to your needs

Case studies from practice

Succession planning for a medium-sized manufacturing company (approx. 40 million turnover) within the family by means of a mixed donation
  1. Preparation of a schedule
  2. Preparation of a business valuation to determine a purchase price and gift value
  3. Determination of the provision for the transferring shareholder
  4. Extensive discussions with the family members involved
  5. Drafting of the transfer agreement
  6. Redrafting of the articles of association
  7. Establishment of an advisory board with the involvement of the transferring shareholder
  8. Tax support of the company and the shareholders during the entire transfer process
  9. Tax optimization of the transfer to the next generation
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Transfer of a sole proprietorship (approx. 4 million turnover) to an external successor (advising the buyer)
  1. Structuring of the purchase process with the establishment of a purchasing company
  2. Preparation of a company valuation to determine a purchase price
  3. Conclusion of a letter of intent (LOI)
  4. Accompaniment of bank negotiations to finance the purchase price
  5. Execution of tax, economic and legal due diligence
  6. Negotiation and drafting of the company purchase agreement
  7. Tax optimization of the company acquisition and the subsequent structure
  8. Support of the acquired company in all tax, economic and legal matters
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Restructuring of a group of companies (approx. 20 million turnover) in preparation for company succession and to avoid disclosure of annual financial statements
  1. Restructuring of the group of companies while optimizing the tax implications
  2. New formation and integration of a new company as well as inclusion of an additional personally liable partner to avoid disclosure of annual financial statements
  3. Elaboration and implementation of the contract design
  4. Accompanying the restructured company vis-à-vis the tax authorities with regard to the tax consequences of the restructuring, including obtaining binding information
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Accompaniment of the settlement of a community of heirs
  1. Determination of the value of the estate with valuation of individual estate items
  2. Determination of the interests of the individual members of the community of heirs
  3. Optimization of the tax effects of a settlement of the community of heirs
  4. Implementation of the contractual arrangement of the settlement
  5. Preparation of the required tax returns with assistance in the tax proceedings vis-à-vis the tax authorities
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Assumption of an executorship for the fair implementation of the testator’s will
  1. Drafting of the will with the client with appointment of executor
  2. Occurrence of the succession
  3. Taking over the execution of the will
  4. Communication with the probate court
  5. Information and coordination with the heirs
  6. Preparation of an estate inventory
  7. Preparation of the inheritance tax return
  8. Implementation of the testator’s instructions within the framework of the execution of the will, in particular the disposition of the estate and distribution to the beneficiaries in accordance with the testator’s wishes
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Restructuring of a group of companies in the context of a shareholder dispute
  1. Advising and assisting a shareholder in a company split with various legal and tax issues
  2. Contractual implementation of the separation
  3. Restructuring of the acquired part of the company
  4. Preparation of a business plan
  5. Accompaniment of the financing discussions
  6. Ongoing support of the company in tax, legal and business management matters
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Support of a medium-sized company with several foreign subsidiaries
  1. Comprehensive tax, legal and business management advice to companies and shareholders
  2. Accompanying the acquisition of companies in Asia – close cooperation with the specialist advisors in Asia
  3. Business management consulting during the integration of the new acquisition with review of product calculations, etc.
  4. Introduction of a controlling reporting system for the group of companies
  5. In addition to the preparation of the annual financial statements of the German companies, preparation of group financial statements including the foreign companies
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