German desk

Germany is an important market for South African business - the world’s fourth largest economy. For clients having or wishing to do business in Germany, or German companies having a business or setting up in South Africa, we have established a German desk to provide a hub for support and information.

Connecting business

As an international firm, we have a long history of working with businesses to assist in their growth and development in foreign markets. In South Africa we already work with a significant number of German-based clients, as well as South African clients doing business in Germany, or in German-speaking countries. Our German desk draws on the skills and experience of colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines from our offices across South Africa and can call upon the expertise of our colleagues throughout Germany.

The recently-announced strategic merger with Roever Broenner Susat has substantially strengthened our position in the German market, making Mazars one of the country’s largest audit and tax consulting firms. Creating a strong platform for further growth in Europe, and in Central and Eastern Europe in particular, in order to serve our international clients better. Mazars Germany now has a staff of 1,000, 68 partners and a presence in 12 major cities.

Maximum quality is guaranteed when Mazars supports your company in both countries. However we also provide the same level of dedication if you only need us as your professional partner in a single country, for individual projects that require specific expertise or are urgent, or for situations where you need a qualified second opinion. 

We have first-hand experience of assisting South African companies to do business in Germany, whilst our extensive understanding of cross-border activity is underpinned by the expertise of colleagues on the ground, who are fully conversant with local regulations and policies. Having worked with many international clients, we have a tried and tested approach to cross-border service delivery; we can quickly assemble bilingual teams with the knowledge and skills you need, whatever your requirements. Our strong network of connections within the professional and business communities in South Africa and Germany also enables us to offer additional services and local support.

Mazars’ services are characterised by close connections, direct communication and our advisors’ commitment to providing world-class, pragmatic and clear solutions from a single source for all of our clients. Our pricing structure is completely transparent and tailored to your needs.

Audit and Assurance

Mazars South Africa’s audit & insurance department provides financial auditing services to ensure independence and objectivity to its shareholders, as well as internal audit, IT audit and risk management.

Accounting and Support to organizations

At Mazars South Africa, we are not only accountants, but we also provide you with support for your accounting and financial plans in order to optimize your performance.

Outsourced Payroll

At Mazars, we help you manage your human resources with experienced and dedicated teams.

We measure the importance of the human factor in the success of your organization and the complexity of good decisions in a highly changing environment.

International and local taxation

With in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in international and local tax practices, we bring value to our customers by implementing effective strategies and practices to ensure compliance with the regulatory framework through permanent tax surveillance.

Assistance to startups

With extensive knowledge and experience of local legal structures and business creation, our team of professionals provides our customers with the guarantee of optimization and implementation of their strategy to enter the South African market, with the assurance of full compliance with local legal requirements.

Transaction services

For each acquisition or equity participation in a company, it is extremely important for the buyer to have a good understanding of the financial aspects of his target. At Mazars we help you in this process of investment to acquire a proper understanding of the situation at the right time. 

Transfer pricing in South Africa

The transfer price, the price at which goods and services are sold between related enterprises, is known as the most important tax issue for multinational companies. At Mazars, we offer you our expert advice on transfer pricing.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)

B-BBEE which was set up by the South African government in 2007, which has been made more stringent in April 2015, must be adopted by all companies operating in South Africa, but can also be a real business opportunity for companies according to their ranking. These codes are not only based on the company's ownership percentages but have numerous parameters according to their sector of activity. 

Mazars has a team dedicated to B-BBEE in order to assess the status of a company and propose solutions to improve it according to its objectives.

Good Governance and Consulting

Governance as a business advisory process provides an exemplary structure for an organisation to work with. It promotes ethical behavior, accountability and transparency. It encourages economic and financial stability and control, social and environmental responsibility and ethical investment policies and products. Ultimately, it results in enhanced shareholder value.