Our international presence

We are members of Praxity, the leading international alliance of independent auditing and tax consulting companies with 630 locations in more than 100 countries. We are happy to support German companies abroad and the globalization of their business. Vice versa, German subsidiaries of foreign companies can also benefit from our know-how in international accounting or from our expertise in cross-border consulting.

Our US Desk in Heidelberg is staffed principally by German professionals who also hold the US CPA qualification. This means that we can provide optimal advice to US clients who invest in Germany and equally to German companies with interests in the USA.

We also have special expertise in the area of German-Chinese business relationships. In anticipation of the requirement, FALK established its China Desks in Frankfurt and Heidelberg in 2011. We recently opened another China Desk in Shanghai.

Our international services:

IFRS/US-GAAP

International accounting from IFRS to US-GAAP and vice versa

Our services in the area of IFRS and US-GAAP are:
  • Legal, statutory and voluntary audits of annual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS and/or US-GAAP accounting principles
  • Transition to IFRS or US-GAAP
  • SOX 404 compliance (audit and consulting)
  • International consulting
  • Ongoing IFRS and US-GAAP reporting
China desks

China desks developing rapidly

Our China desk services are:
  • Financial accounting
  • Payroll
  • Tax consulting
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Audit of financial statements
  • Transaction consulting
  • Audit of financial statements
  • Group reporting
SOX 404

Introduction and testing of SOX 404 concepts

Our services in the area of SOX 404:
  • Support with set-up and design of an SOX 404-compliant, internal control system
  • Audits in accordance with PCAOB standards of SOX 404 control systems
  • Consulting by tailored teams of experts (IT auditors, US CPAs)
Cross-border consulting

The ever-growing importance of cross-border consulting

Our services in the area of cross-border consulting include:
  • Final audits in accordance with international accounting standards
  • Transition to international accounting standards
  • SOX 404 compliance (audit and consulting)
  • Cross-border tax, legal and management consulting, if applicable with the involvement of our (foreign Praxity) cooperation partners
  • Outsourcing services
  • VAT services
Expatriate services

Expatriate services from regional level to global level or: Working with no borders - Global mobility

Our expatriate services include:
  • Consulting on international employee assignment
  • Payroll in home country and host country (coordinated globally by our Praxity partners)
  • Calculation of hypothetical tax in home country
  • Consulting on international-assignment-related contractual arrangements and on tax settlement in collaboration with renowned law firms
  • Income tax returns in the home country and in the host country
  • Development and implementation of international assignment policies (in collaboration with law firms)
  • Changing labour contracts and creation of international assignment contracts (in collaboration with law firms)
  • Consulting on social security issues (in collaboration with law firms)

Additional services

Auditing

Auditing: Creating added value rather than just ticking the boxes

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Tax consulting

Tax consulting to your advantage

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Digitalization & IT

Digitalization – certainly, but as secure as possible

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Transaction consulting

Transaction consulting: tailored to you and to medium-sized companies

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International services

Our international presence

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Financial accounting, payroll

Outsourcing –Providing our organisation with key assistance, whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations

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Restructuring & insolvency

Successful restructuring or managed insolvency

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Foundations and other other asset structures

Securing values through consulting, controlling and auditing

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