Consultants

Steuerberater Gilz Reisen & Partner

Andreas Gilz

Tax consultant, partner
Diplom-Finanzwirt (FH)

 

Practice Areas

  • Tax law of the company purchase
  • Advising on audits, opposition proceedings and legal proceedings
  • Business start-ups and restructuring
  • Insolvency Tax
  • International tax law
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • succession planning
  • Tax law of private asset management, especially of real estate
  • Intern responsible for in-house training courses

 

Additional qualification

Lecturer in Tax Law at the Academy Abels Kallwass Stitz, Cologne

 

Professional background
1990-1993
Studied at the Fachhochschule für Finanzen, Nordkirchen,
With degree Diplom-Finanzwirt

1994 – 2006
Employee / Partner and Head of the tax department of the company Abels Decker Kuhfuss & Partner Düsseldorf

1997
Appointment as a tax consultant

2005 – today
Lecturer in tax law

2007 – 2011
Individual practice in Düsseldorf

2011 to today
Partner of the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Harald Reisen

Tax consultant, partner
Fachber. f. International tax law
Diplom-Kaufmann

 

Practice Areas

  • International tax law
  • Corporate tax law for corporations and partnerships
  • Groups-/Affiliation taxation
  • Tax law of the company purchase
  • Advising on audits, opposition proceedings and legal proceedings
  • business foundations and restructuring
  • Real estate transfer tax law
  • Tax-optimized company financing

 

Additional qualification

Consultant for International Taxation

 

Professional background

1989-1994
Studies of economics at the University of Essen with a focus on company taxation, business law and accounting, graduation as a Diplom-Kaufmann

1994-1998
Employee in the tax department of the WirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaftPrice Waterhouse GmbH, Düsseldorf

1998
Appointment as a tax consultant

1998-2006
Later, senior manager and authorized officer in the tax department of the auditing firm Ernst & Young AG, Düsseldorf

2006-2010
Tax consultant, authorized signatory in the internationally active tax consultancy company WTS AG, Düsseldorf

2010
Appointment as specialist consultant for international tax law

2010-2011
Individual practice in Düsseldorf

2011 to today
Partner of the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Patricia Klüsener

Certified Public Accountant (CPA Germany) Auditor, Tax Consultant, Partner
Business Graduate

 

Practice Areas

  • Consolidated accounting according to German Commercial Code (HGB) and IFRS
  • Financial Due Diligence investigations
  • Advice in connection with company acquisitions and disposals
    (Merger & Acquisition advice)
  • Modelling of planning of scenarios
  • Development of remediation concepts
  • Crisis management of companies
  • Financial modelling, deviation and plausibility analyses
  • Consulting in the field of optimization of accounting and bookkeeping systems
  • Audits of annual financial statements, confirmations of value,
  • Certificates according to Section 16 of the Makler u. Bauträgerverordnung (MaBV) (German Brokers and Property Developers Ordinance)
  • Company valuations according to IDW (German Institute of Public Auditors) S1

Industry focus: Plant construction, industrial and automotive sector, public companies, especially energy supply, real estate

 

Professional background

1986–1991
Studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne, focus on Industrial Management, Auditing and Tax Law, graduated as Diplom-Kauffrau (Graduate of Business Administration)

1991–1997
Activity in the audit department of KPMG Peat Marwick, Düsseldorf, renamed KPMG DTG AG, Düsseldorf

1996
Examination and appointment as tax consultant

1997–1999
Employee of Ernst & Young AG, Frankfurt, Senior, Manager/Prokurist (Authorized Signatory)

1999
Appointment as auditor

1999–2009
Manager/Authorized Signatory of Ernst & Young AG, Düsseldorf, in the Audit Department

Since 2009
Individual private practice in Meerbusch

Since April 2019
Partner of the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Manfred Vieten

Tax Consultant (Of Counsel/Freelance)
Sworn Auditor

 

Practice Areas

  • Comprehensive advice in tax, commercial and business matters
  • Advice and support in tax audits, objection and lawsuit proceedings
  • Corporate tax law, in particular partnerships
  • Consulting services in the field of accounting optimization and bookkeeping systems
  • Assistance and support of discussions and negotiations with banks and funding agencies
  • Consultant and expert activities

 

Professional background

1970–1973
Training as Assistant Tax Consultant

1973–1981
Tax and fiduciary activities in Düsseldorf tax consulting and auditing firms

1980
Examination and appointment as tax representative

1981
Independent Tax Agent with a sole proprietorship in Düsseldorf-Wersten

1984
Examination and appointment as tax consultant

1988
Examination and licence of sworn auditor

2008 – March 2019
Foundation of Vieten & Unterberg, Tax Consultancy, Partnership Company
(Now continued by Gilz Reisen & Partner)

Since April 2019
Freelance work for the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner (Of Counsel)

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Julia Borack

Steuerberaterin / tax consultant

Diplom Finanzwirtin (FH) / Graduated in tax administration

 

Practice Areas

  • Inheritance tax law / gift tax law
  • Value-added tax law
  • Tax planning
  • Consultation on tax audits, opposition proceedings and legal actions
  • Private and operational (business) tax returns

 

Professional background

 

2011-2014
Combined study programme at Fachhochschule für Finanzen (University of Applied Sciences for taxation), Nordkirchen

2014-2018
Tax assistant in the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

2018
Appointment as a tax consultant

2018 to today
Tax consultant as employee pursuant to Art. § 58 StBerG in the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Alois Laininger

Tax consultant
Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH)

 

Practice Areas

  • Consultancy in tax and business affairs of freelancers (doctors, dentists, lawyers, architects), traders, advertising agencies, insurance buyers, craftsmen, service providers and employees
  • Advising on audits, opposition proceedings and legal proceedings
  • Corporate tax law, especially of the partnerships
  • Accompanying and supporting talks and negotiations with banks as well as applying for grants or grants

 

Additional qualification

Activity as a mediator

 

Professional background

1967-1973
Education and employment Financial administration

1974-1979
Studied at the “Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Düsseldorf”
Graduate in Business Administration (FH)

1980-1983
Working for a tax consultancy in Düsseldorf

1983-1996
Individual practice as tax advisor later as tax advisor in Düsseldorf

1996-2008
Partner in a medium-sized tax consultancy firm in Düsseldorf

2008-2009
Managing Director of a medium-sized tax consultancy and auditing company

2009-2011
Tax consultant as employee pursuant to Art. §58 StBerG in a medium-sized company GbR lawyers, tax consultants, notary

2011 to today
Tax consultant as employee pursuant to Art. Section 58 StBerG the tax firm of Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Marius Motzkus

Consultant
Diplom-Kaufmann (Graduate of Business Administration – FH)
Assistant Tax Consultant

 

Practice Areas

  • Preparation of annual financial statements according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and tax balance sheet (electronic balance sheet /E-Bilanz)
  • Preparation of corporate tax returns for all legal forms
  • Creation of cost and performance accounting systems and analyses
  • Preparation of income tax returns
  • Advice on tax-optimised structuring
  • Processing of inheritance and gift tax issues
  • Salaries and wages, monitoring of social security audits
  • Business consulting
  • Support for business start-ups
  • Advice for health professionals
  • Consulting for hotel, restaurant and catering businesses

 

Professional background

1994–1997
Apprenticeship as Assistant Tax Consultant in the law firm WP/StB/RB Friedrich Purwin, Düsseldorf

1997–2002
Activity in the above-mentioned office

1998–2003
Part-time studies at the Fachhochschule für Oekonomie & Management (University of Applied Sciences) in Essen, main focus: Tax law, degree as Diplom-Kaufmann (FH)

2002–2018
Activity for the tax firm StB/vBP Manfred Vieten and Manfred Vieten & Fred Unterberg Steuerberater-Partnerschaftsgesellschaft in Düsseldorf

From 2019
Employed in the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English

Peter Zimmermann

tax consultant
Graduate economist

 

Practice Areas

  • Preparation of financial statements according to HGB and tax balance sheets (E-balance sheet)
  • Corporate tax law for corporations and partnerships
  • Group / affiliation taxation
  • Tax law of the company purchase
  • Advising on audits and opposition procedures
  • Business start-ups and restructuring
  • Tax-optimized corporate finance
  • Optimization of process flows in accounting
  • Value-added tax law
  • Company valuations

 

Professional background

1999-2005
Studied economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, focusing on financial sciences, in particular the analysis of tax systems and optimization under economic aspects
Study internship in the tax department of Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft KPMG AG, Cologne
Graduated economist

2006-2012
Employees in a medium-sized tax firm in Düsseldorf

2009-2011
External consultant in a globally active American company in North Rhine-Westphalia

2012
Appointment as a tax consultant

2012 to today
Tax consultant as employee pursuant to Art. § 58 StBerG in the tax firm Gilz Reisen & Partner

 

Consulting languages
German, English