Tax advice and commercial law consulting services
Our employees in Oldenburg cover all classic areas of tax advice and related commercial law consulting services. We handle the preparation of financial statements and tax returns for our clients and provide reliable support during tax audits.
One focus of our consulting work is on tax optimisation and tax structuring for our clients, with the aim of keeping the tax burden low in the long term.
Accounting and financial accounting
As the corporate environment becomes increasingly dynamic, BDO Oldenburg GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft assists its clients as a partner throughout the entire spectrum of accounting: financial accounting and financial statements form the foundation for the crucial next step – detailed business management consulting. Analysing figures, recognising strengths, drawing the right conclusions: these are some of our core skills and, at the same time, deliver added value for our clients.
The accounting system in your company is one of the key factors in success. We can provide you with a range of service options in this respect. This could be arranged as a complete package or as partial service modules or carried out in-house at your company or externally in our office. You specify the type and scope of our services.
Personnel management Payroll accounting
Preparing wage and salary statements with the relevant reports and documentation now involves considerable effort and specialist knowledge. Personnel accounting ties up capacities as a result.
Free yourself and your employees from personnel administration tasks.
With our specially trained employees, we can handle the payroll accounting for your company – from support for complicated questions on a specific matter to the complete handling of all accounting processes and reports. The use of modern software enables us to offer you fast and cost-effective processing.
We cover the entire range of auditing services. Audits of financial statements, from the classic annual audit of single-entity companies in accordance with commercial law principles, to the audit of IFRS-based consolidated financial statements of listed companies – these form a fundamental pillar of our business.
An efficient audit service includes detailed audit preparation and a qualified audit team that conducts the audit with a high level of commitment. For these purposes, industry experience counts just as much as specialist knowledge of complex accounting processes or IT solutions. We also offer a wide range of different qualifications that advance the audit process significantly. Our tax consultants and auditors in Oldenburg provide first-class service on site. We additionally have the option of calling in experts from the Industry Expertise Centres located throughout Germany and specialist departments of BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. With interdisciplinary teams of experts, more than 400 individual services can be offered across all divisions, tailored precisely to meet your particular requirements.
Corporate finance consultancy
Our corporate finance team includes experts with many years of experience, dedicated to your specific needs. We provide competent advice on all transaction and financing issues and carry out due diligence procedures (tax due diligence, commercial due diligence, IPO due diligence, real estate due diligence, IT due diligence and environmental due diligence) and company valuations. This specialist department comprises services from the Valuation, Transaction Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Services and Restructuring divisions.
We assist you in achieving your business objectives, no matter whether this involves national or international projects. In addition to our local experts, you benefit from access to our international BDO network, consisting of about 1,200 corporate finance specialists in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Knowledge of our clients' industry is essential and forms the basis of our approach to providing services.
BDO Oldenburg GmbH & Co KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has been actively involved in shaping the rise of the renewable energy sector since the early 1990s. We are a founding member of the Oldenburg energy cluster (OLEC e.V.), which operates nationwide. We are also a member of the relevant industry associations within the German Association of Renewable Energy (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien, BEE e.V.). We use these powerful networks with qualified partners to bring together strands of knowledge and guarantee our clients a broad spectrum of industry expertise.
We are now successful in providing consulting and services for companies and projects with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. We combine tax and legal expertise, specialist financial knowledge, economic and strategic know-how under one roof.
Our clients include municipal energy companies, other fund companies, fund initiators, project planners and project management companies, issuing houses, banks, associations and federations oriented towards the energy industry as well as manufacturers, traders and service providers in the following market segments: wind, photovoltaics, CHP technology, biomass, geothermal energy and energy trading.
Through close cooperation with our colleagues in the Energy Industry Expertise Centre at BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, we are able to meet the challenges of the conventional energy sector and energy-intensive industries, as well as other large companies and institutions that use a lot of power.
We rely on the expertise of BDO Technik- und Umweltconsulting GmbH for technological issues.
For many years we have been organising the "Renewable Energies" forum with high-calibre external speakers at our offices in Oldenburg. This event is an established meeting point for industry and networking. It is documented in a review (https://www.bdo.de/de-de/insights-de/weitere-veroffentlichungen/energieversorgung/nachlese-zum-8-forum-erneuerbare-energien-2019).
Logistics and maritime business
Despite a difficult market environment globally, the maritime industry is one of the most important branches of the economy, especially in northern Germany. In many sub-sectors it is still an industry of the future. The importance of the industry becomes clear in view of the annual turnover of around EUR 50 billion and the estimated 400,000 jobs in this sector. Our employees in Oldenburg have specialised in maritime sector consulting for many years. We are also supported by the Industry Expertise Centre for Logistics & Maritime Business at BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. A variety of experts are available there to integrate further specialist knowledge into our services if required.
Our Shipping Forum can now look back on a tradition spanning more than ten years as a meeting point for industry and networking. In the first few weeks of each year, a number of industry representatives meet in Oldenburg and Hamburg at our invitation, for a lively exchange of ideas and for discussions at interesting presentations. The event is summarised and documented in a review (https://www.bdo.de/de-de/insights-de/weitere-veroffentlichungen/logisitk-maritime-wirtschaft/nachlese-schifffahrtsforum-2019) .
Once a year our "Coastal Radio" series of events takes place in cooperation with the law firm Dr. Schackow & Partner Rechtsanwälte and Bureau Veritas. We come to a location near you for these events. In the past we have been in Bremen and Hamburg. Scheduled dates for the event lasting around two hours will be announced in good time. For further information, please visit our website on Coastal Radio. (http://kuestenfunk.net/de-de/microsites/kustenfunk/kustenfunk/kustenfunk-2019)
The Industry Expertise Centre for Real Estate Services offers you tailor-made solutions for mastering the current situation in the real estate markets throughout Germany. The Centre is part of BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, based in Berlin. For the property market around Oldenburg, we have specialists locally who not only have specific knowledge of the regional situation, but also good networking in the industry. We have particular expertise in structuring and optimising the tax liability on real estate assets and in preparing comprehensive financing proposals.
If required, we additionally call in other specialists such as real estate economists, experts in property valuation, construction experts, architects, construction and industrial engineers, business economists, geologists, chemists, interior planners and geographers.
We held a forum for the real estate sector this year for the first time, with very positive feedback. The forum, which we will repeat on an annual basis, included topical presentations, interesting discussions and stimulating professional dialogue.
We have been committed to advising company founders in the north-west of Germany for decades. Through our access to the national and international BDO network, we can find the optimal solution for all phases of your business start-up, specific to the market and industry in which you operate. Since our firm was established, we have been cooperating closely with the Weser-Ems-Bremen business angels. We are an active member of the regional start-up scene, the Go! Start-up Centre, the Technology and Start-up Centre and the University of Oldenburg's Founding and Innovation Centre. This makes us very well networked in the start-up scene.
You can also benefit from this networking and our expertise in various areas, such as business administration, tax law and corporate strategy. It would be our pleasure to assist you in setting up the next successful company in the region.
BDO Oldenburg GmbH & Co KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, a German limited partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.