ALWISTRA Tax advice Auditing Management consultancy Financial and payroll accounting Other services

Tax advice

German tax law is almost unparalleled in its complexity. We assist our clients in complying with all tax and social security regulations. In addition, we actively advise on the tax-optimised design of corporate restructuring.

Excerpt of the services we can offer:

  • Tax returns / declarations
  • Tax planning and tax structuring
  • Tax due diligence
  • Annual financial statements/balance sheets in accordance with German HGB and IFRS/US-GAAP
  • Digital and classic balance sheet reports
  • Support during tax audits by the tax office / social security institutions
  • Tax advice on conversions under company law
  • Sales Tax/ VAT issues
  • Appeals/ objections


The core element of the “auditing” area is the legally obligatory or voluntary auditing of the annual financial statements of companies.

We pride ourselves on high quality standards as an essential part of our work.

Our range of auditing services:

  • Statutory audits for “large” and “medium-sized” companies in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Disclosure Act (Publizitätsgesetz)
  • Audits of consolidated financial statements
  • Voluntary annual audits
  • Annual audits according to IFRS and US-GAAP
  • Company valuation reports
  • Audits in accordance with the German Real Estate Agents and Property Developers Ordinance (MaBV)
  • Special audits (conversion and formation audits, impairment tests, merger audits, audits of proof of use for grants, due diligence)

Management consultancy

Participation in economic commerce repeatedly raises questions and challenges in a wide variety of business areas. Due to the different backgrounds of our partners, an experienced adviser is at your side for every event.

In detail, we support our clients in the following areas, among others:

  • Business start-up advice
  • Investment counselling
  • Business planning
  • Financing advice
  • Introduction and implementation of liquidity planning

Financial and payroll accounting

We can support you in all areas of financial and payroll accounting. As a modern company, we can now handle all these activities completely digitally (see also LINK “the digital office”).

Our services in detail:

  • Preparation of current financial accounting
  • Open item accounting, dunning system
  • Cost accounting
  • Regular business management evaluations
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly advance VAT returns
  • Further processing, evaluation and support of bookkeeping data collected from clients
  • Asset accounting
  • Special accounting for associations (with individual evaluations on request)
  • Preparation of payrolls for your employees (digital/analogue)
  • Advice on all payroll tax issues

Other services

In addition to classical consulting services, we offer special consulting in the following areas:

An expert opinion on a company’s ability and suitability for restructuring can help to obtain the consent of all parties (management, supervisory board and banks) for necessary measures. We examine financial measures, such as optimising liquidity and receivables management, and develop forward-looking proposals for raising additional capital.

Professional start-up advice is the essential basis for the long-term survival and success of any newly founded company, and we at Alwistra have already been able to assist many new business founders on their way to self-employment.  Important aspects include a business plan, choice of legal structure, fulfilment of tax obligations, funding opportunities, financing advice, etc.

Our partner, Norbert Grell, is a certified executor. By appointing an executor, the testator achieves the safeguarding of his/her last Will and, especially in the case of several heirs or legacies, a proper settlement of the estate in accordance with the testator’s final wishes.