PKF Deutschland

Accountants &
business advisers

Client-focused

We particularly advise small to medium-sized businesses
and have strong corporate expertise. We understand
entrepreneurs and help you implement your strategies.

Partner managed

Our audit and consulting teams are partner-managed.
One of the partners remains in constant contact with you.

Efficient

Industry experience, highly-qualified teams, full-scale consulting,
specialist knowledge of law, business administration and IT –
PKF can draw on the most diverse qualifications.

High-performing

With eight large auditing firms and about 1,260 staff,
PKF ranks among the top ten auditing networks in Germany.

International

PKF operates internationally.
With 14,000 staff in 150 countries, we are
an audit firm with a truly global presence.

Transparency report 2017

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.