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Karl Petersen

Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA equivalent)

Public accountant

Tax consultant


 

Life motto: ”Fortune favours the bold!” (Terenz)

 

The main activities of Karl Petersen (b. 1962) include year-end and special audits as well as consolidated financial statements according to HGB and IFRS including the conversion to IFRS. Many of his clients are from the media and publishing sectors as well as electronics and software. Karl Petersen accompanies due diligences and performs company valuations in the context of private equity transactions. He plays an advisory role in corporate mergers as well as in the purchase, sale and the restructuring of companies. Tax-related consultancy in the redesign of corporate concepts and the optimisation of fiscal planning round off his consultancy profile.

Karl Petersen is the author of special articles and commentaries which have been published in various standard works on accounting and auditing as well as in trade journals; he is also the editor of the IFRS handbook as well as the Systematischer Praxiskommentar Bilanzrecht, the Handbuch Bilanzrecht and the Handbuch Unternehmensbewertung.

Moreover, the managing director is the chairman of the Bavarian state group of the IDW (Institute of Public Auditors in Germany), member of the Administrative Council of the IDW and a member of the Hauptfachausschuss (Auditing and Accounting Board) of the IDW.

Karl Petersen is also a member of the Executive Board of the WPK - The German Chamber of Public Accountants.

Karl Petersen joined Kleeberg in 1995, before which he worked for Arthur Andersen in auditing.

Karl Petersen is a lecturer at the University of Regensburg and at the University of Ulm.

 

Contact: karl.petersen[at]crowe-kleeberg.de


Publications (selection)

Lectures by this author

18/11/2019 Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Rechnungslegung
Organizer: IDW, Venue: Hamburg
Speakers: Karl Petersen, Prof. Dr. Christian Zwirner
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28/11/2019 Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Rechnungslegung
Organizer: IDW, Venue: Düsseldorf
Speakers: Karl Petersen, Prof. Dr. Christian Zwirner
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09/12/2019 Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Rechnungslegung
Organizer: IDW, Venue: München
Speakers: Karl Petersen, Prof. Dr. Christian Zwirner
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Current events

Publications by this author

Pelka/Petersen, Beck'sches Steuerberater-Handbuch 2019/2020, Verlag C. H. Beck, München, 17. Edition, 2019.

Petersen, Vorbemerkung zum Jahresabschluss, in: Pelka/Petersen, Beck'sches Steuerberater-Handbuch 2019/2020, Verlag C. H. Beck, München, 17. Edition, 2019, S. 137-147.

Petersen/Müller J., Immaterielle Vermögensgegenstände, in: Pelka/Petersen, Beck'sches Steuerberater-Handbuch 2019/2020, Verlag C. H. Beck, München, 17. Edition, 2019, S. 168-177.

Publications by this author

University teaching assignments/lectures

Summer Term 2019

Grundlagen der Jahresabschlusserstellung” (Fundamentals of Preparing Annual Financial Statements) at the University of Ulm (Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Marten, Head of the Institute of Accounting and Auditing)

Spezialthemen der Rechnungslegung und Wirtschaftsprüfung” (Special Issues of Financial Accounting and Auditing) at the University of Regensburg (Prof. Dr. Axel Haller, Chair of Financial Accounting and Auditing)

University teaching assignments/lectures