Benefitax celebrates its 15th anniversary
When Oliver Biernat founded Benefitax 15 years ago, he had already passed the professional exams to become a tax consultant and auditor, and had 15 years of professional experience at a Big 4 auditing firm and several small and medium-sized auditing firms. As a partner, managing director and board member, he had already seen and experienced a lot.
His wish was to set up his own firm in Frankfurt with an international focus, targeting a precisely defined clientele. With a small but powerful team, he wanted to offer tax advice and compliance at a high professional level for demanding clients and make and implement decisions much faster than before.
In 2006 he started a small offce in downtown Frankfurt. Quite a few of Oliver’s personal clients accompanied him from his previous firm, so it was not a start from nothing, but it was a new beginning nonetheless.
From the beginning, one of Benefitax’s marketing focuses was membership in GGI. Since 2008, Oliver Biernat has been the chairperson of the GGI International Tax Practice Group (ITPG) and has consistently expanded the group. Today, around 600 tax experts from 90 countries are ITPG members, whose expertise Benefitax advisors can draw on for the benefit of their clients. There has been steady expansion of the aforementioned specialisations, and a strong value has been placed on healthy growth with clients who love Benefitax and fit into their target group.
On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, Benefitax invited clients and partners to a visit to the famous Oktoberfest on 01 October 2021. For pandemic reasons, the event was organised virtually. With a famous “Wiesn beer” in hand, guests toasted Benefitax, its clients and partners, visited tents and rides, and learned about the most famous folk festival in the world.
For the right “Wiesn feeling”, all participants received in advance a “Wiesn Box” filled with delicious, funny and typical Oktoberfest products, including an original commemorative 2021 Oktoberfest Stein. Everyone who attended the 90-minute long entertaining and enjoyable virtual celebration and tour agreed that it was a highly successful event.
We are pleased to celebrate 15 years at Benefitax, and look forward to many more years with our colleagues, clients and partners.
Oliver BiernatGGI member firm
Benefitax GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Advisory, Auditing & Accounting, Corporate Finance, Fiduciary & Estate Planning, Tax
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Frankfurt am Main, Germany T: +49 69 256 227 60
Benefitax GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft is a tax consultancy and public auditing company located in Frankfurt, which is widely recognised as the financial centre of Germany. Benefitax predominantly serves German entities of foreign multinational groups, mid-sized German companies with cross-border activities, and wealthy private individuals.
Oliver Biernat is the Founder and Managing Partner of Benefitax. He is a German chartered accountant, certified tax advisor, and specialist advisor for international taxation, with more than 20 years of experience. Since 2008, he has chaired GGI’s International Taxation Practice Group (ITPG), increasing its size to more than 570 experts from 90 countries in the process.
Published: GGI Insider, No. 116, November 2021