For More Than Six Decades ...

Dr. Hans Schmitz

Diplom-Betriebswirt Friedhelm Bücken


For more than six decades, we have been an auditing and tax consulting firm combining tradition with constant innovation.

We advise companies of various sizes, sectors and legal forms. Our eponym, Dr. Hans Schmitz, who retired in 2009 at the age of 78, steadily led the firm to success. He set a good example of the need for succession arrangements to safeguard the future of a company.

As early as January 1, 1989, Dipl.-Kaufmann Peter Simon and Dipl.-Betriebswirt Friedhelm Bücken were admitted as partners.

By retirement of Dr. Hans Schmitz, Dipl.-Kaufmann Andreas Knop, a very experienced German public auditor and tax consultant, joined the firm as a new partner.

After his retirement as a partner in 2010, Friedhelm Bücken continued to support the company as a freelancer before leaving the firm at the end of 2015 to enjoy his well-earned retirement. Thus, we also guarantee the continuity every client expects from his long-term auditor and tax consultant.

As of January 1, 2017, we furthermore enlarged the circle of our partners. Upon his graduation in Business Administration, Jochen Gilles started his professional career with us. In the years that followed he passed the examinations as a tax consultant and German public auditor successfully and enhances our professional profile as an additional partner.

Innovation is essential for healthy growth. We are permanently investing in IT-solutions and state-of-the-art communication solutions. We advise and accompany many of our clients on their way to digitalization. Our consultants and tax law experts work on excellent tax and business management solutions. An informational advantage for the benefit of our clients is what we count on. Since there is nothing as old as yesterday’s knowledge, qualified training and continuous professional development of our employees on all levels is a matter of course our clients can rely on.