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Whether a company or a private person, each client is individual, and poses his own requirements for an auditing and accounting firm. Regardless of the tax, commercial law or business law issues which confront you, you’ll always find the right contact in our offices. Our over 50 experts have broad technical knowledge in their specific areas and are available to assist you with their expertise.

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Simona Bachmeier

Assistant Administration, Master of Arts

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Marco Schlembach

Manager, Business degree, tax consultant

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Patrick Ladwig

Assistant Tax/Audit,

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Jean-Pierre Garden

Assistant Tax/Audit, Master of Science

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Corinna Matejicek

Marketing and HR, Master of Arts (Political Science)

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Gordana Serbanovic

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist

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Bernadette Lohmeier

Assistant Tax/Audit, Bachelor of Arts (Business)

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Gerhard Goppold

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant, specialist in international tax law

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Agnieszka Raster

Assistant Administration, Master's degree (BWL – MBA)

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Madlen Eidam

Assistant Tax/Audit, Bachelor of Science (BWL) Bachelor of Arts (VWL)

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Katja Michael

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist, tax clerk

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Christiane Berger

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist, tax clerk

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Jenny Stecura

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist

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Christine Polenz

Assistant Accounting, Work-study student

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Gabriele Becker

Partner, Business Administration graduate, tax consultant, certified public accountant

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Patrick Ladwig

Assistant Tax/Audit,

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Melanie Miess

Senior Tax/Audit, Degree in Business Studies (technical university)

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Ulrike Hagenauer

Manager, Business Administration graduate [MBA] (FH)

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Detlef Ortseifen

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant

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Rupert Galler

Assistant Tax/Audit, Business graduate

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Johanna Kolar

Manager, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Deniz Deliduman

Assistant Accounting, Tax clerk

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Bernhard Fleischmann

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant

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Anita Scholz

Manager – Authorized Representative, Business Management graduate [MBA] (FH), tax consultant

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Kerstin Herz

Assistant Tax/Audit, Master of Arts (Taxation)

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Mario Zedler

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist

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Markus Manglkammer

Manager, Tax advisor

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Harry Schierl

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant

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Eva Herder

Manager, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Rodica Pistea Kirschbaum

Senior Tax/Audit, Bachelor of Science

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Alexander Hermann

Trainee as a tax clerk

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Melanie Stapp

Senior Tax/Audit, Degree in Business Studies (technical university)

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Antonia Ernst

Accounting Assistant, Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, specialism Tax)

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Regina Mayrock

Manager, Tax advisor

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Dr. Heinz Höfling

Partner, Lawyer, tax consultant

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Anna Wieser

Senior Tax/Audit, Master of Taxation (MA)

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Alexander Scholz

Senior Tax/Audit, Lawyer

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Arthur Hermann

Manager, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Christine Schierl

Manager – Authorized Representative, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Andrej Nazarenus

Accounting Assistant, Tax Specialist

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Alexander Kochs

Manager, Tax specialist, IT specialist

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Armin Wendelstein

Partner, Auditor, lawyer, tax consultant

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Thomas Englmann

Senior HR, Salary clerk

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Carsten Ruder

Partner, Lawyer, tax consultant, specialist in commercial and corporate law, tax law specialist

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Tanja Gruber

Senior Accounting, Accountant, tax specialist

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Julia Wackerbauer

Accounting Assistant, Tax Specialist

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Liza Gaebel

Assistant Administration, Bachelor of Science (Business)

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Monika Püschmann

Assistant Administration, Office clerk

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Yvonne Ziesemer

Assistant Administration, Office clerk

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Anke Rathje

Senior HR, Tax Specialist

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Stephan Fendl

Senior IT,

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Simona Bachmeier

Assistant Administration, Master of Arts

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Five questions for Simona Bachmeier

Which areas do you mainly work in?

Fee invoicing, staff and client administration as well as general internal organisation. In addition, I create various statistics and evaluate them.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I answer all questions connected with fee invoicing.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

A pleasant working climate as well as family-friendly, nice colleagues and superiors.

What has been your career path?

I gained a degree in Modern German Literature, French and General Pedagogy. I’ve been working at HLB Linn Goppold for 10 years.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The free division of work, how we deal with superiors and colleagues, the understanding of family life and, in general, flexibility.

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Marco Schlembach

Manager, Business degree, tax consultant

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Five questions for Marco Schlembach

Which areas do you mainly work in?

My focus is on tax advice. I also have years of experience in consulting and assisting international companies as well as individuals.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

As a generalist, I advise individuals as well as medium-sized companies in all tax and accounting-related issues. I also assist with operating audits, especially in an international context. A special area of focus for my work is holistic consulting for companies expanding in Germany and abroad.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is particularly characterised by a generalist consulting approach with far-reaching specialisation, a modern approach and a particular emphasis on quality. We can assist our clients as well with cross-border issues from one source through our international HLB network.

What has been your career path?

I studied business at the University of Bamberg, and obtained a Business degree in 2011. Then I began my professional career in a medium-sized, international firm law firm in Munich as an accounting and audit assistant. I was promoted to tax consultant in 2015, and was also active in the audit area as an audit director. Since moving to HLB Linn Goppold in 2018, I’ve been working as a manager in the tax consulting department.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I’m particularly motivated as a consultant to develop an individual, custom solution in dialogue with clients, and to make a contribution to their success. Personal contact with clients and colleagues is essential in this regard, and is also a great source pleasure for me.

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Patrick Ladwig

Assistant Tax/Audit,

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Five questions for Patrick Ladwig

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I am mainly responsible for the preparation of business and private tax returns, net income and financial accounting.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I support my clients in fulfilling and complying with tax obligations arising in the private and professional sector.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is characterized by its high quality standards in tax and economic advice. The law office is internationally networked, modern, and offers continuous employee development as well as very good career opportunities. In addition, there is an excellent working atmosphere.

What has been your career path?

During my studies of business administration with a focus on taxes and auditing, I completed my practical semester at one of the large accounting companies ("Big Four") and continued to work there as a working student.
Since October 2018, I have been working for HLB Linn Goppold as a tax and audit assistant.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The varied tasks and daily challenges that arise when working with clients.

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Jean-Pierre Garden

Assistant Tax/Audit, Master of Science

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Five questions for Jean-Pierre Garden

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I work in the field of tax consultancy and auditing.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I provide support in all issues regarding taxes and commercial law. Both nationally and internationally, we are the first point of contact for our clients.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Thanks to many years of experience, first-class references, and continuous, responsible, and personal advice, HLB Linn Goppold has been successfully associated with most clients for many years.

What has been your career path?

After my studies at the University of Bochum and the University of Hohenheim, I was initially employed as a professional in the field of Indirect Tax at one of the big accounting companies "Big Four". In September 2018, I joined HLB Linn Goppold as a tax and audit assistant.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The nice team and to master new, varied, and exciting challenges every day highly increase my motivation.

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Corinna Matejicek

Marketing and HR, Master of Arts (Political Science)

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Five questions for Corinna Matejicek

Which areas do you mainly work in?

Marketing and HR.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

By recruiting motivated and well-educated staff, I can support our teams in their client-friendly work.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

The atmosphere of a medium-sized law firm with the highest quality standards in the area of professional knowledge, IT infrastructure and work with clients. All those involved – from administration to partners – pull together and support one another. This makes it fun to work, and ensures personal and efficient implementation.

What has been your career path?

After studying for my Master’s in political science with minors in European law as well as occupational and organisational psychology, I worked for a number of years in personnel and corporate consulting. I joined the firm in 2014 with responsibility for marketing and HR in the administrative team.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Helping our “brand” become known, and bringing people closer so that we can assist them with difficult tax issues. The friendly and helpful manners of my colleagues and superiors.

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Gordana Serbanovic

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist

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Five questions for Gordana Serbanovic

Which areas do you mainly work in?

My focus is on financial and payroll accounting, as well as creating annual reports and individual as well as corporate tax returns using DATEV software.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I am in particular responsible for internal bookkeeping as well as conducting payroll accounting for production companies.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Client-oriented thinking, a pleasant working atmosphere and very good opportunities for continuing education. In addition, clients and staff are satisfied, and it is possible to find and build on your own strengths.

What has been your career path?

I've worked at HLB Linn Goppold as a tax specialist since February 2011. I bring years of professional experience which I gained in several tax firms, and have attended in-service training in accounting.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Client satisfaction and working with numbers, being able to help clients and offering them solutions.

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Bernadette Lohmeier

Assistant Tax/Audit, Bachelor of Arts (Business)

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Five questions for Bernadette Lohmeier

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I focus on the areas of financial accounting, creating corporate and private tax returns and advising start-ups

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I support my clients by fulfilling their tax obligations, undertaking bookkeeping and doing administrative work.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold has been a reliable and skilful partner for medium-sized companies for more than 60 years in the areas of tax advice, auditing and legal consultation.

Years of experience and our quality orientation make it possible for us to provide personal and extremely competent consulting for very many client groups.

What has been your career path?

I began at HLB Linn Goppold as a work-study trainee during my business studies with a focus on tax and auditing. Since completing my Bachelor’s degree in February 2018, I have worked as an tax and audit assistant at HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Seeing that I can help clients in fulfilling their tax obligations and with other concerns.

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Gerhard Goppold

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant, specialist in international tax law

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of focus are in tax consulting and international tax consulting, taxation of property, auditing, founding companies, transaction and succession consulting, entrepreneur coaching as well as designing and international accounting

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I ensure that our clients receive optimal tax, commercial law and business law support from us. As a partner responsible for clients, I deal with all the concerns of my clients – from fulfilling their obligatory tasks such as annual reports and taxes, to questions about tax and legal structures and support in business decisions, to strategic corporate consulting, entrepreneur coaching as well as advice in questions related to corporate leadership, organisation and restructuring and succession.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We are basically geared towards medium-sized companies and are generalists, and our common denominator is tax law. As regards technical and special industries and corporate structures, we also deal with a series of well-known special areas. For this, and for international activities, we can reach out to various networks, including the German and international HLB network. So we bring together the benefits of a medium-sized-oriented tax law firm with those of an international, larger auditing and consulting firm. And last but not least, our offices bring years of experience, contacts and reputation. Our clients feel these benefits, because they often receive unexpected advantages.

What has been your career path?

After completing my studies in Passau, I worked as an assistant in Düsseldorf – first at a medium-sized, and later with a large WP company (Peat Marwick/KPMG), where I then completed my professional exams. In 1991, I succeeded the founder of this law firm. Since then, I've been involved not only with client consulting, but also with management, the growth of our offices, and staff training – throughout the HLB network in Germany.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I’m particularly motivated by the variety of activities which arise within our generalist and interdisciplinary consulting activities, and which continue to challenge me. They motivate me to find new areas, to growth, and to gain new ideas. Both my profession and my hobby is life-long learning as well as collaborating with people from different generations and with diverse (and cultural) backgrounds. Due to my many stays abroad and work for a large, international concern, I speak fluent English, but also reasonable Spanish and Japanese.

 

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Agnieszka Raster

Assistant Administration, Master's degree (BWL – MBA)

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Five questions for Agnieszka Raster

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I am responsible for administration.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

As the starting point, I find the right contact for our clients.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

A broad spectrum of consulting services, certified processes and our international skills.

What has been your career path?

I concluded my business studies at the University of Stettin and obtained a Magister (master’s) degree. Then I worked in sales and marketing for years, and now in tax law.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Having satisfied clients and staff, as well as successfully completed tasks.

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Madlen Eidam

Assistant Tax/Audit, Bachelor of Science (BWL) Bachelor of Arts (VWL)

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Tax consulting and auditing.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

Creating annual reports and tax returns, ongoing bookkeeping, support with various tasks and issues – in German, English and Russian.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

The employees’ skills are extremely varied.

What has been your career path?

I studied at the Technical University of Munich (with a focus on finance, accounting and IT), and have worked as a tax and audit assistant at HLB Linn Goppold since October 2016.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

New, interesting issues, challenges and a nice team.

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Katja Michael

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist, tax clerk

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Five questions for Katja Michael

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I focus on the creation of bookkeeping systems, tax returns, annual reports as well as salary and wage calculations.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I always process their requests as quickly as possible.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

The good opportunities for continuing education, varied activities and the good family and work life balance.

What has been your career path?

Training as a tax assistant at HLB Linn Goppold (completed in 2003), then training as a tax specialist in 2007.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The team and my colleagues.

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Christiane Berger

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist, tax clerk

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Tax consulting

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I focus on financial and payroll bookkeeping, annual reports, tax returns as well as budgets for small- to medium-sized corporations in Germany and abroad in areas of gastronomy, the automotive industry with and without outsourcing, the food industry, retail and wholesale, property leases, corporate consulting and other areas. In addition, I create tax returns for individual entrepreneurs, physiotherapists and artists, as well as for individuals.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

A broad spectrum of technical knowledge as well as the latest in IT tools, which makes it possible for us to process client requests simply and in an uncomplicated manner.

What has been your career path?

I completed my education as tax clerk in 2002, and completed my studies to become a tax specialist in 2007. I have been at the firm since the integration of Schierl accountants in 2012, where I had worked since 2009.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The straightforward implementation of everyday work using state-of-the-art tools, the ability to work well with managers and colleagues, constant challenges when working with different clients, as well as a variety of opportunities for continuing education.

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Jenny Stecura

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Financial and payroll accounting, as well as creating annual reports and tax returns

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I offer assistance in implementing bookkeeping, and look for opportunities to optimise and digitise bookkeeping processes. I am also responsible for payment transactions for clients.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is specifically characterised by very good opportunities for continuing education, the variety of clients as well as a good working environment, and cohesion between colleagues.

What has been your career path?

I first completed my studies as a tax specialist, which I completed in 2005. I've been at HLB Linn Goppold since 2012 after the integration of the Schierl accounting firm, where I had started in 2007.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

My colleagues and the confirmation provided by satisfied clients.

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Christine Polenz

Assistant Accounting, Work-study student

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

I primarily work in the areas of creating annual reports and tax returns, as well as financial and payroll accounting.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

For foreign clients, communication with authorities is frequently a challenge. I enjoy assisting with this. By providing various programmes, we can assume payment transactions for clients, for example, saving them time.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

The professional skills of my team members, the collaboration between colleagues and a great working atmosphere. In addition, moving between studies and work is very good, than to the support I get from HLB Linn Goppold.

What has been your career path?

After I completed my specialist A levels at Wirtschafts-FOS in Munich, I completed various work placements. I’ve been working at HLB Linn Goppold since June 2015. I’ve been studying for a dual Bachelor’s degree since October 2015.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

What I learn in my studies, I can practically implement at HLB, and I can increase and broaden my knowledge. I enjoy the good working atmosphere and varied tasks.

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Gabriele Becker

Partner, Business Administration graduate, tax consultant, certified public accountant

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Five questions for Gabriele Becker

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I work in the area of tax consultation. My main work involves assisting owner-managed family companies with various legal structures, and their shareholders. I have specialist know-how in the area of international tax law (especially business taxation and transfer pricing) as well as in tax advice for foundations and non-profit organisations.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I try to solve all areas which the client presents to us. In addition, I show our clients how they can best use tax structure alternatives, and also always work on personal challenges.  I've developed foundation models, for example, consulted on transfer prices and successfully managed legal remedies.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is a medium-sized law firm in which the various areas such as auditing and tax advice work together closely, and the client can basically receive everything from one source. Also, for legal topics beyond what are dealt with by an auditing and tax consultancy firm, we can give advice thanks to our close collaboration with first-class external partner lawyers at our firm.

What has been your career path?

After studying business studies at LMU Munich with a focus on taxes and auditing, I first worked in various medium-sized auditing and tax consultancy offices. After completing my exams as a tax consultant and CPA, I worked in Munich in a cross-regional auditing and tax consultancy firm, then as the director of the tax department in one of the ten largest auditing firms in Germany.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The constant new challenges in tax law and close contact with our clients motivate me. Also, the friendly, collegial environment in our offices is a motivation.

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Patrick Ladwig

Assistant Tax/Audit,

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Five questions for Patrick Ladwig

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I am mainly responsible for the preparation of business and private tax returns, net income and financial accounting.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I support my clients in fulfilling and complying with tax obligations arising in the private and professional sector.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is characterized by its high quality standards in tax and economic advice. The law office is internationally networked, modern, and offers continuous employee development as well as very good career opportunities. In addition, there is an excellent working atmosphere.

What has been your career path?

During my studies of business administration with a focus on taxes and auditing, I completed my practical semester at one of the large accounting companies ("Big Four") and continued to work there as a working student.
Since October 2018, I have been working for HLB Linn Goppold as a tax and audit assistant.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The varied tasks and daily challenges that arise when working with clients.

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Melanie Miess

Senior Tax/Audit, Degree in Business Studies (technical university)

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Five questions for Melanie Miess

Which areas do you mainly work in?

My focus is mainly in tax advice, but also in auditing.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

My clients’ problems and issues are as varied as tax law itself. It begins with simple questions of how and whether you can adjust current tax payments, covering to questions about ongoing legislative changes and their effects on respective clients. Through constant participation in seminars, I can be proactive with clients to make them aware of these topics.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is a medium-sized law firm which is very family-like with a flat structure, and personally satisfying in the collaboration between colleagues and with partners. Because we work almost exclusively electronically with suitable IT support, it's possible to structure the work flexibly, which makes part-time work easier in particular. If you like to work on your own in a proactive way, you're given the freedom personal development.

What has been your career path?

I've been at HLB Linn Goppold since August 2008. Immediately after completing my studies in Business Administration with a focus on taxation and auditing at Munich University of Applied Sciences, I started as a tax and auditing assistant. In my time at HLB Linn Goppold, I have deepened and broadened my professional knowledge above all in the areas of taxation and of capital income, creating annual reports for corporations and individuals as well as auditing annual reports as an audit manager.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Every day is different, as tax law continues to pose new issues due to ongoing adjustments. It is a highly varied activity which continues to challenge me. That’s motivation and aspiration at the same time.

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Ulrike Hagenauer

Manager, Business Administration graduate [MBA] (FH)

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Managing annual report audits, creating annual reports and tax returns for medium-sized companies of all legal types, as well as for individuals, and active support for medium-sized companies, especially breweries and the beverage industry.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

Using my specialist knowledge, I assist clients in their annual obligatory audits and provide support for accounting problems and financial statements to unburden my client base. A further area of focus is business consulting in the context of brewery analysis, in which possible problem areas are identified, and the way is paved to optimisation.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is a medium-sized firm with a pleasant working atmosphere and a specialised team.

What has been your career path?

After completing my studies in business administration (specialising in auditing and taxation) in Augsburg, I worked as an accounting and audit assistant, and later as an audit director at a medium-sized audit and accounting firm in Freising/Weihenstephan. I've been working at HLB Linn Goppold as an audit director and manager in the brewery skills team since January 2011.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Nice colleagues and very good relationships with my clients.

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Detlef Ortseifen

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

I’m primarily active in the area of auditing and consulting with small- and medium-sized companies, especially subsidiaries of foreign parent companies. Further areas of focus are sales tax consulting and my field of action around foundations and NPOs as well as freelancers.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

Ideally, solving problems should not be the focus of my advice. Consulting should instead be structured in such a way that as many problems as possible are recognised early and avoided. This requires close contact with local management as well as their (foreign) superiors and shareholders.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We are professionally and technically up to date, and we want to remain that way. That is the only way that we can retain the trust of our existing clients and remain attractive to new ones.

What has been your career path?

I graduated as Business Administration graduate at the University of Cologne in 1982. Then I worked in an auditing and tax consultancy firm in Düsseldorf until 1992, with a “big four” company among others. Over this period, I became a tax consultant in 1987 and an auditor in 1992. I’ve been a partner at HLB Linn Goppold since the middle of 1992. I've been the CEO of HLB Deutschland GmbH in our international network since 2012 as well as the alternate (deputy) in the Council of HLB International.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Training and motivating young people again and again and advising clients together with them to create client satisfaction.

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Rupert Galler

Assistant Tax/Audit, Business graduate

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My primary activities are auditing and creating annual reports, as well as preparing private income tax and assessment returns for property companies.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

We help our clients to find their way through the jungle of ever-more complex tax and legal obligations.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We are a medium-sized firm in Munich. Our size allows us to work individually with clients. We have the right contact for every problem in our firm, and our partners and employees work hand in hand. Our partners in the HLB network gives us the ability to work across regions and borders, and to support complex mandates.

What has been your career path?

I've been at HLB Linn Goppold since March 2017. I gained the knowledge I need for my current position through my degree in technology- and management-oriented business management at the Technical University of Munich and KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux. I then deepened my training with doctoral studies at the University of Graz, Austria. Working in controlling, the automotive industry and health care has given me a perspective in various industries.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

My greatest motivation here is the good environment with colleagues and collaboration with our clients, many of whom have been working with the firm for years. My motivation is to find custom solutions for individual issues.

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Johanna Kolar

Manager, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of focus are consulting with international corporations as well as NPOs.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

We support our clients in particular in their international activities. This includes areas such as sales tax with cross-border issues, selection of a legal form, transfer pricing structures and documentation for these procedures. If needed, we can also bring in the knowledge of foreign HLB partners. A further area of focus is the implementation of outsourcing projects, so that our clients can focus on their core business.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

In particular in my area of focus, the involvement of our international HLB network is significant. We are in contact with member firms worldwide, so can quickly answer questions with an international aspect.

What has been your career path?

After doing business studies, I began my career as an audit and tax assistant with a well-known Munich tax consultancy and auditing firm. I completed my tax consultancy exams in 1997,  then worked as a manager in the tax department of one of the ten biggest auditing firms in Germany. I've worked at HLB Linn Goppold as a manager since 2016.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

My everyday work provides me with varied and interesting insights into many companies.

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Deniz Deliduman

Assistant Accounting, Tax clerk

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Financial and payroll accounting, creation of business and private tax returns as well as annual reports and income surplus accounting.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I work with our clients, including individuals as well as small- to medium-sized companies in Germany with all issues related to financial and payroll accounting, as well as annual reports. In addition, I assist entrepreneurs in creating tax returns.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Trust, skill and contacts. Solutions are created with the assistance of skilful and experienced colleagues. In addition, our thinking is oriented to our clients; we have a pleasant working atmosphere and good opportunities for continuing education.

What has been your career path?

I have worked at HLB Linn Goppold since September 2009, and started my education in office communication here. After completing my studies, I worked as a specialist in office communication for a year, and decided on a second area of study as a tax specialist, which I also successfully completed. I've been a tax specialist at HLB Linn Goppold since 2016.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I’m motivated by customer satisfaction, good collaboration with bosses and colleagues, and the fact that we can help our clients and provide solutions for them.

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Bernhard Fleischmann

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My focus is in consulting with and auditing owner-managed, medium-sized companies, especially in the brewery and beverage industry as well as the construction, property and motor industries.

In the area of founding, transactions and successions, I consult in investing in or selling a company or property, as well as asset transfers to the next generation. This includes in particular structuring, due-diligence services and valuations of companies, property or other assets.

In the area of accounting and auditing, I provide support for annual reports and consolidated financial statements, structuring and auditing internal control systems and compliance management systems and IT-supported bookkeeping systems. Also, the organisation of outsourcing (of parts) of bookkeeping as well as consulting in questions of accounting and financial statements as per HGB and IFRS are part of my areas of activity.

In the context of business consulting, I support the creation and verification of business plans, planning and forecast calculations as well as the structuring and implementation of key figure analyses in the context of effective corporate controlling.

In addition, I am responsible for our breweries skills team.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

We support our dynamic, medium-sized clients to gain an overview of ever-more complex legal requirements. This allows them to focus on their core business, with the assurance that experts are focusing on the structure and compliance with all framework conditions.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We have personal contacts who have an overall view of each client's situation, but also experts who bring profound technical knowledge in their respective specialist fields. This allows us to provide custom, optimised, customer-oriented support – with our HLB network and, if needed, also on a global basis.

What has been your career path?

Assisting owner-managed companies, also with an international orientation, has always been a focus of my professional activities. After starting out in business as an auditing and tax assistant at a medium-sized Munich law firm, I completed the tax consultant exam in 1999 and the auditing exam in 2000. After that, I spent some enjoyable years as a partner in a top-10 auditing company in Germany and with a fast-growing international network. In April 2016, we joined forces as a team of experts in the area of auditing and taxes with the HLB Linn Goppold group, to concentrate more on holistic support for our medium-sized customers. My industry focus is in breweries and the beverage industry, as well as the property, construction and aviation/automotive sectors.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Addressing again and again decision-relevant topics for our clients, thereby supporting and assisting in their growth path. So this remains an exciting learning process.

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Anita Scholz

Manager – Authorized Representative, Business Management graduate [MBA] (FH), tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of focus are tax consulting, tax returns, annual reports and audits, supporting medium-sized family companies (GmbH and GmbH & Co. KGs) from various industries and their shareholders, as well as supporting clubs, individuals and property assets.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I unburden our clients with recurring annual tax obligations. We always use the latest software to deal with the increasing challenges of digitisation. Our clients need not personally deal with the statutory and technical requirements which change yearly.

I communicate with tax authorities and always look for the most-advantageous solutions for our clients. I strive to clarify complex tax issues.

Using a generalist approach, I provide an overview of the tax needs of our clients to discover individual problem areas.

Using internal quality controls, modern IT, current software solutions and motivated staff, we work as a team to deal with the ever-more quickly changing requirements stemming from the law, digitisation and globalisation.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

In our firm, a generalist approach plus the use of our colleagues’ specialist knowledge plays a large role. Mutual exchange of expertise is also promoted by our good working atmosphere among colleagues. Each individual employee is treasured. In addition, uniform standards provided by certification and the two-person principle ensure our quality. We work in a pleasant working environment in bright rooms with modern IT tools. HLB Linn Goppold is a forward-thinker, and does not hide from digitisation or the future. Our staff and the entire firm is typified by relationships of trust with long-standing clients. With our networking in the HLB circuit – nationally and internationally – we can quickly offer our international business clients contacts in our HLB offices in every country.

What has been your career path?

After attending secondary and technical school, I started my Business Administration studies at the University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf, and graduated in business studies [MBA]. I started as a tax and auditing assistant at HLB Linn Goppold in 2000. I was appointed to tax consultant in 2003. Since 2006 I have been manager in the auditing and tax consulting department. I’ve also been a Prokurist [authorised officer] since 2011.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Learning something new nearly every day, trusting collaboration with long-standing clients, and productive exchange with colleagues spur me on. And of course, I’m also motivated by the feeling of success when I can solve problems for our clients.

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Kerstin Herz

Assistant Tax/Audit, Master of Arts (Taxation)

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My activity at HLB Linn Goppold extends from financial accounting to preparing and assisting in creating annual reports and tax returns. I work primarily with international clients.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I ensure timely delivery of various tax returns such as payroll or sales tax, and create monthly financial statements for these purposes. In addition, I prepare business assessments which inform clients about the business situation of their companies. In addition, I work on tax issues, and represent clients to the tax authorities for issues or questions.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We offer a wide range of services, and have adapted to the changing needs of digitisation. Client-oriented thinking and action are key here. HLB Linn Goppold stands strongly behind its employees, and promotes professional development, such as through training. You can always bring your own ideas to internal meetings, and there is a good working environment in the firm.

What has been your career path?

I began my studies in 2012 at the University of Konstanz for a Bachelor of Science in Business Science, which I completed in 2015. I then worked in a tax firm at Lake Constance until I decided to continue studies in Munich to advance in tax studies. I have been studying while working at the Munich University of Applied Sciences since 2016 for my Master’s of Taxation degree. I've been working at HLB Linn Goppold since March 2017.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The area of tax consulting offers new, interesting areas of work time and again, It's interesting to learn about our clients’ business ideas, and how we can help implement them as a firm – whether to found a new company, or to deal with current business events. The variety of the profession and the opportunity to develop personally and professionally are indicators which I enjoy in my everyday work. I’m also motivated by satisfied clients and the good working environment in the firm.

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Mario Zedler

Senior Accounting, Tax specialist

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Financial accounting, as well as creating annual reports and tax returns

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I support my clients with everything related to taxes – mainly in German tax law, but also for negotiations with foreign tax authorities.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

The work atmosphere among colleagues, which is maintained despite intense work by all employees, as well as skills and synergy.

What has been your career path?

I successfully completed training as a tax clerk after A levels. I've been working in this field for 10 years now. I’ve been working at HLB Linn Goppold since June 2017.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

My nice colleagues.

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Markus Manglkammer

Manager, Tax advisor

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Payroll and financial accounting, creating business and private tax returns, annual reports and income excess calculations as well as tax advice. I focus in particular on supporting our clients with topics related to outsourcing as well as in advising freelancers.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I assist my clients in their first set-up of financial and payroll accounting, and with optimising their financial accounting processes, so that the processes in this area are automated, wherever possible, and the client is unburdened and more efficient in his everyday tasks. In addition, I advise my clients on tax optimisation in the private and corporate areas. Furthermore, I support my clients with external tax audits, so that they can continue to focus on their core businesses.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We have different client groups and a particular emphasis on quality (certification, training and continuing education). In addition, we pay special attention to modern methods and technical developments. We offer a comprehensive, flexible and reliable consulting from one source; each client has a direct contact.

In addition, training and continuing education of trainees and work-study students is significant for us. This shows our ability as an employer to provide flexible work division and structures.

What has been your career path?

I started at HLB Linn Goppold as an trainee to become a tax specialist. After completing my education, I worked as a tax specialist, and completed my training as a certified tax consultant. I passed my exam as a tax consultant in 2016, and have been a manager since then at HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I am motivated by making my clients happy with a results-oriented service and tax law advice. A satisfied client is a happy client.

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Harry Schierl

Partner, Business Administration graduate, auditor, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

The core area of my activities is tax advice to companies and entrepreneurs. A further area of focus is auditing and creating annual reports, specifically taking into account accounting policies. Consulting with technology start-ups and financial service providers, as well as all topics related to outsourcing is also a central area for me.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I show my clients how they can use opportunities for tax optimisation, and avoid tax risks.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We are a modern, medium-sized tax consultancy and auditing firm with a strong international network and high quality standards.

What has been your career path?

After finishing my business studies at the University of Regensburg, I first worked as a tax assistant in a medium-sized tax law firm. After my tax consultancy exams and approval as a tax consultant, I was an audit director in a large (big four) auditing firm. I took my auditing exam and was approved as an auditor. Then I founded and built up my own auditing and tax office in Munich, which was integrated in 2012 with the auditing and tax office of HLB Linn Goppold; I've been a partner here since then.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The opportunity to accompany successful entrepreneurs and companies on their journey, and make my own contribution to positive development.

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Eva Herder

Manager, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

I work in tax consulting and auditing, with a special focus on the area of corporate valuations, succession structures and business consulting. I’ve been assisting companies in the brewery and beverage industries as well as property companies for many years.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I support my clients through business analyses (make-or-buy, amortisation calculations and financial planning) for strategic decisions. To create tax-optimised succession plans, I assist them in a number of areas, including tax advice, corporate valuations and in general in succession planning. I consult with my clients in an active, reliable and efficient manner.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

The firm offers a comprehensive consulting approach with clients at the centre.

What has been your career path?

After doing business studies at the University of Bayreuth, I worked for five years with a medium-sized production company (about 700 employees) as the director of accounting and controlling. Then I moved to tax consulting services, and have worked at HLB Linn Goppold since 2002 as an audit director, tax consultant and manager.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I am particularly motivated by the enjoyment of joint success and long-term collaboration with clients.

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Rodica Pistea Kirschbaum

Senior Tax/Audit, Bachelor of Science

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

I focus on auditing annual reports and consolidated financial statements, ICS audits and data analysis. Furthermore, I create annual reports and tax returns, assist international companies and provide support and training in industry-specific IT applications. In addition, I work with some aspects of internal quality control.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

My analytical approach provides me with a good overall view and allows me to make an objective judgement about the position and business course of companies in the context of legally prescribed annual report audits. In determining faults in accounting, I communicate with clients.

I conduct solution-oriented audits of internal procedures, and offer our clients individual consulting for optimisation, modernisation and digitisation of processes as well as mechanisms in their companies.

Using the latest software, I offer our clients IT-supported data analyses to discover irregularities in companies – including in regard to upcoming operating audits.

Communication between companies and tax authorities is sometimes very difficult for our international clients due to our complex tax system; I take over the negotiations and consultation with non-German speaking clients.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We are a modern firm in a conservative industry, and are very interested in the newest trends, digitisation and future-oriented optimisation of processes. Data security is always very important here.

Our flat hierarchy provides a good working atmosphere, and encourages exchange between employees and superiors. Independent working and thinking are desired and encouraged.

We're always up to date on changes in laws. New items are discussed and taught in internal and external training courses. The HLB network also provides a direct exchange on special topics with our global partner firms.

What has been your career path?

After my training as a clerk in wholesaling and exports, I completed Business Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)(B.Sc.) then worked for two years as an audit and tax assistant at HLB partner Keil und Partner in Saarbrucken. I moved to Munich in May 2013, and changed firms within the HLB network. At HLB Linn Goppold, I manage internal tasks such as training and support in the application of different software in addition to audit and accounting activities. In addition, I push for modernisation in the context of digitisation as well as compliance with quality standards.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Independent work and a modern environment are particularly motivating for me. Also, the good working environment provides for pleasant exchanges with colleagues.

My work is always interesting and full of variety with my auditing and consulting with companies in very different industries.

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Alexander Hermann

Trainee as a tax clerk

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My activities focus on financial and payroll accounting as well as creating tax returns and annual reports.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I advise our clients in income tax as well as sales tax handling of business processes in relation to financial accounting and on their tax returns.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We stand for trust, skill, contacts and solutions in collaboration with skilled and experienced colleagues.

What has been your career path?

Since completing my studies at a business college in 2017, I have been completing training as a tax clerk at HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The pleasant working environment.

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Melanie Stapp

Senior Tax/Audit, Degree in Business Studies (technical university)

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Tax consulting.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

My task areas extend from a focus on creating annual reports, creating tax returns and dealing with tax issues for partnerships.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Interdisciplinary collaboration between tax consultants, auditors and lawyers, with areas of speciality with individual employees, the the work-life balance thanks to flexible work times, and the opportunity to work in the home office as well as interactions between colleagues.

What has been your career path?

I studied at University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, and have been with HLB Linn Goppold since 2015.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The field of tax advice is very complex. The interplay between business, tax law and commercial law makes this profession interesting. A variety of legal changes and ongoing financial legal cases provides a constant challenge to our profession; in addition, we are confronted with increasing digitisation. This makes the profession varied and demanding.

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Antonia Ernst

Accounting Assistant, Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, specialism Tax)

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In which areas are you primarily active?

-    Financial accounting
-    Drafting business and private tax returns
-    Drafting annual reports and net income statements
-    Preparing the brewery business analysis

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I draft income tax returns for clients, deal with their questions, and make sure the correct entries are made for financial accounting purposes.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Because HLB Linn Goppold looks after clients from different sectors, the work is highly varied and diverse. And with clients from all over the world, the work has an international dimension and is really exciting. So even someone like me, who is studying while working, can get a taste of lots of different things. Also, HLB Linn Goppold is flexible about working hours, so people are able to study at the same time.

What has been your career path?

Having completed various placements abroad in Australia and Ecuador, I finished my degree in Business Administration (specialist topic: Tax) at Munich University of Applied Sciences and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts. Immediately afterwards, I carried on studying for a Master of Taxation at Munich University of Applied Sciences, in partnership with Banners, and have been working in the Tax department at HLB Linn Goppold since then, while studying at the same time.

What motivates you in your daily work?

I am motivated by the opportunity to support clients through the work I do every day. I am also motivated by the chance to learn about new areas and tasks on a daily basis, which helps me keep building on what I know.

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Telephone: 089/179093-41
E-mail: Antonia.Ernst@lgtreuhand.de

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Regina Mayrock

Manager, Tax advisor

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of work include creating annual reports and tax support for medium-sized corporations and partnerships as well as individuals and freelancers.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

There are frequent issues about tax optimisation and tax handling of special topics in the context of tax advice. As a consultant, we support our clients to find the best-possible tax solution, and also help them when communicating with financial authorities.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

People at HLB Linn Goppold have very different areas of focus (auditing, accounting, financial accounting and legal consulting) and work closely together. This allows us to fully support our clients, and provides a broad area of services from one source.

What has been your career path?

After doing business administration studies at the University of Regensburg, I worked for around 15 years as a tax consultant and finally as a manager in a tax department in an international audit firm. I've worked at HLB Linn Goppold as a manager since April 2016.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Advising various companies and individuals means that you're always confronted with very different tax issues. My everyday work is therefore exciting and full of changes.

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Dr. Heinz Höfling

Partner, Lawyer, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of focus are tax advice, especially in tax structures, in corporate legal consulting and succession consulting. In addition, I have years of expertise in assisting medium-sized family companies with a focus on breweries and the beverage industry as well as on property companies.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I develop concepts and prepare solution approaches for clients in the brewery and beverage industries to overcome current and future problems, and to solve them.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We provide all-round consulting, an individual contact, great technical skill and fast solutions.

What has been your career path?

I am a lawyer and tax consultant, and have been a partner at HLB Linn Goppold since 1993.

From 1981 to 1992, I was an employee, then a partner at Linn Goppold and Partner, which was brought into Linn Goppold Treuhand GmbH in 2004.

I concluded my studies in law at the University of Würzburg in 1976 with two state exams and graduation. Subsequently, I was a civil servant and area manager at the Bavarian Tax Administration until1979. I was then employed by Landestreuhand Weihenstephan.

As a lawyer and tax consultant, I've been working in the firm from the beginning with breweries and companies in the beverage industry in the areas of tax, commercial and corporate law. I lead the long tradition of the company’s skill in this industry.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The commitment and positive work with employees.

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Anna Wieser

Senior Tax/Audit, Master of Taxation (MA)

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Tax consulting and auditing.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

At HLB, our everyday activities involve communicating with clients as well as with tax authorities, communities or various officials. Sometimes we serve as a mediator between tense parties. An example is our support in operating audits if the opinion of our clients doesn’t agree with that of the tax authorities.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Varied and independent work is very important to HLB Linn Goppold. There are people here who work with a variety of specialisations. We therefore have very good professional exchanges. In addition, we have a flat hierarchy, which provides for a pleasant working atmosphere. Our introduction of a complete data management system provides us with up-to-date work tools. You could say that HLB Linn Goppold is an open-minded, dynamic and future-oriented law firm.

What has been your career path?

I've been at HLB Linn Goppold since October 2014. After my training as tax consultant, I completed business studies at the Technical University of Munich (BA), then worked for two years as a consultant in one of the big four auditing firms in the Corporate Tax Department. I completed a Master of Taxation (MA) degree while working from July 2014 to July 2016, also at the Technical University of Munich.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The independent work and close collaboration with clients from very different industries makes my work enjoyable and full of variety. I'm always learning new things and refreshing or expanding my knowledge through the wide variety of issues.

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Alexander Scholz

Senior Tax/Audit, Lawyer

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of focus include successor advice for corporate and private assets, gift and inheritance tax as well as valuing companies and property assets. In addition, I assist with tax structure questions as well as formal appeals before tax authorities and courts.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

In the area of asset succession, our primary goal is to retain assets and meet the requirements of those involved. I develop complete concepts with our clients which optimise all areas and are coordinated with one another.

Consulting means to me that the ideas and wishes of our clients – either in civil law or tax law – are implemented, and barriers are overcome. The goal of my activity is to recognise problems upstream, and to offer solutions and improvements to clients which can implement these in practice.

As soon as the justified legal tax interests of our clients are not taken into account by the tax authorities, I attempt, through contacting the authorities as soon as possible, to argue for the concerns of our client base as quickly as possible. This early action often prevents conflict early on.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Close exchange and collaboration between colleagues who are highly qualified in all areas of tax law. There is probably no other medium-sized office which is so far-advanced in IT and technology which can meet the very highest demands.

What has been your career path?

After studying law in Munich and Verona, I completed a clerkship at the Upper State Court in Munich. I worked in legal offices in Munich and abroad during my studies. After my first professional steps as a lawyer in a German-Italian commercial law practice, I joined HLB Linn Goppold in 2015. Thanks to my international activities, I can consult with my clients in English and Italian.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

No issue and no client is the same as any other. I have the constant opportunity in my profession to encounter new things.

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Arthur Hermann

Manager, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My areas of focus are on annual report audits, tax and business consulting as well as corporate valuation.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I produce and audit individual financial statements and consolidated financial statements as per HGB and IFRS as areas of personal focus. I don't see this, however, as purely processing numbers. Rather, I try to provide added value, while working with tax and operating issues and problems within the context of a holistic approach. This general overview makes it possible for me to recognise faults or risks early, to point them out, and to steer away from them in coordination with my clients. At the same time, I assist our clients in event-related corporate valuations for individual valuation purposes.

My areas of activity are rounded out by specific business issues. If requested, I also perform mass data statistical analyses.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold is characterised by a holistic consulting approach. This means that our experts work as true all-rounders, with thorough knowledge and far-reaching specialisation. In addition, HLB Linn Goppold is characterised by a collegial working style in developed teams.

What has been your career path?

After completing my business studies in Augsburg then working as an assistant auditor and tax consultant in a large Munich auditing firm, I passed my accounting exam in 2015. I then joined HLB Linn Goppold as a tax consultant, and have been a manager since 2018.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

No issue and no client is the same as any other. I have the constant opportunity in my profession to encounter new things, and to develop custom and sustainable solutions together with our clients.

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Christine Schierl

Manager – Authorized Representative, Business graduate, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Tax advice for companies and entrepreneurs, as well as creating annual reports and tax returns for corporations and individuals. A particular area of focus for me is supporting start-ups and freelancers. In addition, I also assist our clients with topics related to outsourcing.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

We are a reliable partner to our clients, and fulfil their tax obligations, which frees them to focus on their business. In addition, we are known for consulting on future issues, such as tax structures in regard to legal and case law changes.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We are a modern, medium-sized accounting and auditing firm with a very strong international network.

What has been your career path?

I studied business at the University of Regensburg then worked as a tax and auditing assistant in a Munich auditing firm. After passing the tax consultancy examination, I established an accounting firm in Munich which was integrated into HLB Linn Goppold in 2012. Since then, I’ve worked as a manager and Prokurist (authorised officer). I am also a teacher for our trainees.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Being able to contribute in the area of tax, and to assist in business development by creative and innovative entrepreneurs in various industries.

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Andrej Nazarenus

Accounting Assistant, Tax Specialist

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In which areas are you primarily active?

Financial accounting / payroll accounting / business and private tax returns / annual reports and net income statements.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I assist our clients with their tax affairs.

What makes HLB Goppold special?

Employees are recognised and valued for what they do, and the career opportunities are very good. HLB Linn Goppold is a very modern firm and places tremendous emphasis on quality.

What has been your career path?

Having trained to become a tax specialist, I was given the opportunity to work for HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your daily work?

Delivering good results for our clients. 

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Alexander Kochs

Manager, Tax specialist, IT specialist

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

In our firm I focus on the areas of IT sourcing and consulting, quality management and administration.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I advise our clients in connection with their IT-supported business processes in the area of accounting and financial accounting. I also implement IT projects of our clients in connection with financial accounting, HR and controlling.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Our consultants and experts are well-versed in all areas of tax and commercial law. This means that there are no challenges which we as a team cannot rise to.

What has been your career path?

I began my training as a tax specialist at HLB Linn Goppold in 1998. I continued my training as a tax specialist and have many certifications in the IT area. I started my professional studies in 2015. I am also a manager at HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I’m particularly motivated by interesting tasks in an environment which requires performance, learning continuously and developing personally and professionally.

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Armin Wendelstein

Partner, Auditor, lawyer, tax consultant

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My tasks include assisting in M&A transactions in legal and tax areas, including conducting due diligence processes, restructuring companies, advising in corporate legal issues, corporate succession structuring as well as legal form and corporate tax questions.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

We offer companies and their owners and shareholders medium-sized-business-focused, global support in legal and tax matters.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

It's practically oriented, current, forward-looking.

What has been your career path?

After studying law and becoming a lawyer, and later a tax consultant and auditor, I was in senior management at Landestreuhand Weihenstephan GmbH, a subsidiary of Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, for a while. In addition, I was a government advisor at the Bavarian Tax Authority. Since 2009, I have been an independent lawyer and tax consultant in my own practice, and since 2010 also Managing Director at HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

The variety of problems which always pose new challenges that are associated with them, as well as working with committed staff.

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Thomas Englmann

Senior HR, Salary clerk

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Payroll and salary accounting, salary taxes and social security, certification, posting and staff controlling.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I support my clients by setting up and implementing payroll and salary accounting. It’s important for me to optimise salaries under payroll tax aspects.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Independent and flexible work is very important for me. HLB Linn Goppold makes both possible in a modern and trusting work environment. They also place great value on the use of new technical methods and modern working tools.
HLB Linn Goppold offers permanent training and continuing education, so that I’m well prepared for future tasks.
The working environment is exemplary.

What has been your career path?

I came to HLB Linn Goppold in 2013 in a career change. I worked in various industrial and commercial companies before then.
After graduation, I completed a traineeship as an industrial clerk. While working, I also obtained further qualifications as an HR clerk.
I have work experience in payroll and salary accounting, HR management and staff controlling.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I am motivated by the opportunity to accept everyday challenges and solve them, so that our clients and I are satisfied at the end.

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Carsten Ruder

Partner, Lawyer, tax consultant, specialist in commercial and corporate law, tax law specialist

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

My activities include tax and legal consulting, with a particular focus on sales tax consulting, international tax law and founding companies and succession advice. I also focus on the topic of outsourcing.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I assist my clients in setting up and restructuring companies as well as providing structuring consulting in the area of sales tax and international tax law. Furthermore, I create tax-optimised succession models from civil as well as tax legal standpoints. In addition, I assist my clients in the area of external tax audits, as well as in outsourcing business processes.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

As a generalist structured, independent and medium-sized auditing and tax consultancy practice, we offer a broad spectrum of services and specialities related to them. Through the international HLB network, the company can also assist and structure cross-border transactions and issues. In addition, we have a particular focus on quality (certification, training and continuing education), and place great value on being up-to-date and technical developments. We offer complete, flexible and reliable consulting from one source, with each client appointed a direct contact.

What has been your career path?

After studying law at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Lausanne, I completed my legal traineeship in Bamberg and Capetown. I started my professional activities at HLB Linn Goppold as a lawyer and tax consultancy assistant in 2001. I was formally qualified as a tax consultant in 2005. In addition, I completed my qualifications as a specialist in tax law and as a specialist in commercial and corporate law. I've been a partner at HLB Linn Goppold since 2013. I now serve as a contact for HLB Linn Goppold within the HLB network.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I’m particularly motivated by my clients, not only in terms of highlighting legal and tax law issues, but also collaborating actively and results-oriented on finding a solution. Making a client happy by contributing added value is especially rewarding for me in my work.

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Tanja Gruber

Senior Accounting, Accountant, tax specialist

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Which areas do you mainly work in?

Financial and payroll accounting, annual reports and tax returns.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I offer assistance or take over the management of payroll accounts, and am a contact for all questions related to salary (such as questions about health insurance, salary taxes and social security). In addition, I answer questions about monthly accounting (such as expense receipts, travel cost invoicing or sales tax-related issues). In addition, I communicate with the tax authorities (such as to extend deadlines, with petitions for leniency, to secure reductions or make appeals) and payment transactions (above all for foreign clients).

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We always think a step ahead, which is shown in our work without paper and electronic processing, among other things. By using software such as online companies, account debt managers or DMS, we work efficiently and with future-oriented tools.

In addition, HLB Linn Goppold offers their staff flexible work times as well as the opportunity for part-time and home office work.

What has been your career path?

I completed my studies to become a tax consultant, then continued studies to become an accountant. I've been an accountant for over 10 years, and have worked at HLB Linn Goppold since December 2008.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Client satisfaction and knowing that I've helped clients. Internally, how the colleagues work with one another, and good opportunities for further education, such as to become an tax consultant or paralegal.

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Julia Wackerbauer

Accounting Assistant, Tax Specialist

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5 questions for Julia Wackerbauer

In which areas are you primarily active?

Accounting and tax.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I help them create ongoing accounts and also help them draft annual reports and both private and business tax returns.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold Treuhand special?

The pleasant atmosphere at work and the satisfaction we give our clients.

What has been your career path?

I started the training programme for Tax Specialists at HLB Linn Goppold Treuhand in September 2014. Since successfully completing my training in October 2016, I have been studying Business Administration at Munich University of Applied Sciences and continue to work for the firm while studying.

What motivates you in your daily work?

The opportunity to develop as a person through practical experience – alongside my studies – and the knowledge I am helping clients with the work I do.

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Liza Gaebel

Assistant Administration, Bachelor of Science (Business)

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Five questions for Liza Gaebel

Which areas do you mainly work in?

Creating fee invoices and various administrative activities.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

Among other things, I ensure payments are settled problem-free.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

A good working environment, intensive training and good opportunities for further development.

What has been your career path?

I started working in the administrative team at HLB Linn Goppold after studying business administration.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I’m particularly motivated by my super-nice colleagues.

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Monika Püschmann

Assistant Administration, Office clerk

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Five questions for Monika Püschmann

Which areas do you mainly work in?

Administration and reception.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I ensure quick placement or assignment of the client to the respective clerk.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

Professionalism and collegiality.

What has been your career path?

I first completed my training as an office clerk. Then I worked in various companies and industries until I joined HLB Linn Goppold in 2011.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

I am particularly motivated by my variety of activities and the collegiality within the law firm.

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Yvonne Ziesemer

Assistant Administration, Office clerk

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Five questions for Yvonne Ziesemer

Which areas do you mainly work in?

Administration.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I assist when we need to find the right contact for clients, or find the right representation. I also assist with questions related to clients’ incoming or outgoing emails.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

HLB Linn Goppold offers opportunities to progress and for continuing education, as well as great collaboration inside and outside the team. Our team leaders and partners are happy to answer questions and explain individual cases in an understandable way.

What has been your career path?

After completing my studies as an office clerk, I joined HLB Linn Goppold.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Contact with clients, the variety of the work and nice colleagues.

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Anke Rathje

Senior HR, Tax Specialist

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5 questions for Anke Rathje

In which area are you primarily active?

Payroll accounting, correspondence with health insurance providers and tax offices, support for audits.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

All the problems that occur when settling accounts, including communication with officials, authorities, and health insurance providers.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

I find HLB to be a very modern and forward-looking firm.

What has been your career path?

Training to become a Tax Specialist, then specialising in payroll accounting.

What motivates you in your daily work?

Mostly the day-to-day dealings with other people.

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Stephan Fendl

Senior IT,

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Five questions for Stephan Fendl

Which areas do you mainly work in?

I work in the areas of IT sourcing, PC workplaces, network and Internet security.

What problems do you solve for your clients?

I work with connecting systems, communications problems, system access as well as installing hardware and software.

What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?

We work in a service-oriented and innovative way.

What has been your career path?

After my training as a communications electronics technician at Siemens and subsequent training as a government-certified technician (IT), I worked at several firms as a support manager. I've been at HLB Linn Goppold since 2005.

What motivates you in your everyday work?

Client satisfaction and innovation.

Would you like to be a member of our team?

As a dynamic, medium-sized law firm, we are always looking for new employees who are burning to assist our clients from many different industries for every tax, commercial law or business law challenge. Come joint our team. Enjoy not only the variety and fast-changing spectrum of activities, but also a secure job with a lot of room for personal growth and continuing education.

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