Rodica Pistea Kirschbaum

Manager, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Bachelor of Science

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Five questions for Rodica Pistea Kirschbaum

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.

In December 2019 I qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

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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