German Desk

The PKF O’Connor Davies German Desk, based in New York City, together with more than 40 offices throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, demonstrates our commitment to creating value for our clients from Europe entering the U.S. market and vice versa. In addition, as the lead North American partner in the PKF global network of independent accounting and advisory firms, we provide access to accounting, audit, tax, and business advisory expertise on a global scale at more than 400 office locations in 150 countries worldwide.

German Version

Marketing Profile in German

With in-depth experience across a range of industries, our German Desk specialists leverage their knowledge and expertise to help German companies entering U.S. markets and American enterprises expanding into Germany manage the many elements requisite to expanding their businesses successfully. Fluent in German, they share their understanding of the business, culture, and customs essential to successful operations throughout Germany and other German-speaking countries, such as Switzerland and Austria– all of which makes these specialists ideally qualified to help develop cross-border solutions that support continued growth.

“Leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs eager to expand into new markets rely on us for help navigating international cultures and customs, particularly in the complex tax arena.”

— Ralf Ruedenburg, Principal

Comprehensive Customized Service

From the initial inspiration to investigate new markets, our specialists and their connections are integral throughout the critical planning stage, offering tactical capabilities vital to effective deal structuring, methodical strategy formulation and efficient profit reinvestment or repatriation. For clients considering mergers and acquisitions, their experience is essential to obtaining accurate valuations and due diligence as well as preparing for post-acquisition business integrations and exit strategies.

Our services include:

Accounting and Assurance

  • Accounting Outsourcing
  • Agreed-Upon Procedures (AUPs)
  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations according to US-GAAP, IFRS, and German GAAP (HGB)
  • Preparation or audits of HBII reporting packages
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • IT Audit and Cybersecurity Reviews

Tax Compliance and Planning

  • Employee Benefit Planning and Tax Compliance
  • International Tax Services
  • IRS Representation and Tax Controversies
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • State and Local Tax (SALT)
  • Tax Compliance and Reporting
  • Tax Research and Strategic Planning
  • Trust and Estate Planning
  • Transfer Pricing
  • FATCA and FBAR compliance

Family Office Services

  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Advisory
  • Charitable Giving
  • Investment Monitoring and Oversight
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Planning

Advisory Services

  • Risk Advisory Services
  • Specialty Industry Advisory Services
  • Transaction and Financial Advisory Services
  • Wealth Services
  • Business Site Selection

An Inside Perspective on Tax Compliance

For German businesses entering the United States, meeting far more demanding tax filing requirements can be an unwelcome surprise. Accustomed to filing a single tax return to a single tax authority, businesses must now be prepared to file a U.S. federal tax return and additional returns for each of the 50 states in which they operate. Our guidance is key to helping clients understand all applicable rules such as where and when to register with taxing authorities. We also assist in preparing required documents, making accurate and on time payments. Many businesses also rely on our tax professionals for help identifying and capitalizing on tax savings opportunities.

Contact Us

To explore the many ways our international experience can help your organization know greater value, please contact us directly:

Ralf Ruedenburg, CPA
(212) 286-2600
[email protected]

Leo Parmegiani, CPA, MST
(646) 699-2848
[email protected]