René Witzel

Director
German CPA
Baker Tilly
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 54
60325 Frankfurt a.M.

Professional Education

  • German CPA
  • Studies of business administration at the Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, graduation as ʺDiplom-Kaufmannʺ

Previous professional positions

  • Senior Manager (authorised signatory) at Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Eschborn/Frankfurt a.M.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Audit of consolidated and annual financial statements of medium-sized and listed companies according to German (HGB) or international accounting standards (IFRS)
  • Preparation of financial statements (annual and consolidated financial statements, reporting packages according to German HGB and IFRS)
  • Preparation of expert opinions on accounting issues according to national and international accounting standards (purchase price allocation according to IFRS 3)
  • Business evaluations in the course of transactions or for tax purposes
  • Financial Due Diligence audits
  • Audits and evaluations according to German Capital Investment Legislation (KAGB) (articles 249, 250)
  • Special audits (mergers, final balance sheets, article 64 German Renewable Energy Act (EEG), article 53 German Law on Budgetary Principles (HGrG), “Grüner Punkt”, EU audit on the use of funds)

Key industries/Sectors

  • Payment Services
  • Software/Information Technology
  • Real Estate, Real Estate Funds
  • Manufacturing Industry (mechanical engineering, automotive suppliers, chemicals)
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Public undertakings (own companies)

Others

  • Member of the IFRS Competence Team
  • Member of the Competence Center Real Estate Team