Kreston – helping companies to expand to international markets

Kreston consists of more than 170 accounting firms in over 110 countries around the world. Our independent network of member companies was founded in 1971. We work with organisations and individuals who want to expand their business and grow internationally.

 

All Kreston companies share a similar work ethos. They are focused on trade and set themselves very high standards. Perhaps your business is already doing well on the global market, but you are looking for new markets, or you want to expand your successful organisation to international markets. Whatever your needs, Kreston can help you meet this challenge. We will take up the question of foreign taxes, transfer pricing, as well as the implementation of the company into new markets. We will manage the structure, investments and provide support regarding salaries.

Our firms are mostly run by partners who started with the Big Four (Big 4) or other large international organisations. They now have their own consultancies and do their best to help their clients achieve their goal. All engagements are run by partners, so you will get high-quality global services at a low price.

As a client of a company belonging to the Kreston network, one representative will be at your disposal, whether you work in one country or in multiple locations, or with local experts from different countries. As a rule, partners and employees of Kreston member firms live and work in their communities and have a broad knowledge of local laws, culture and customs.

With access to over 22,000 dedicated professionals worldwide and with the help of our teams of experts, the Kreston network will help you succeed internationally.

Our clients represent a variety of sectors, territories, markets and locations, but they have one thing in common – they all need fast, effective and flexible advice that meets local or international legal requirements, at a national or regional level.

Whether you represent a large enterprise or a smaller private company, our global Kreston team of 22,000 people provides financial advisory and compliance services according to your needs. Advisors at our firms are here to provide you with accounting and audit, tax and compliance advice, advisory solutions ranging from capital financing and transaction support to insolvency, risk and technology advice, and outsourcing opportunities. We are here to help.

Auditors seek to learn as much as possible about how your organisation works and how this is reflected in your financial statements, systems and controls. With extensive experience gained in many organisations, they will be able to provide you with guidance on how to improve processes, systems and controls. This makes it possible for both you and the company to face future challenges with confidence. Kreston is a full member of the Forum of Firms, an independent association of international audit networks recognised by regulators and global organisations as a benchmark of audit quality.

Companies within the Kreston network have expertise in both corporate and personal taxation. They operate in all sorts of sectors. The personalised approach of our member firms will give you peace of mind, no matter how complex your tax-related issues are.

  • global tax strategy and planning;
  • transfer pricing;
  • transaction advisory – tax assistance in M&A transactions and due diligence;
  • indirect tax – VAT, GST, sales taxes, customs duties and excise duties;
  • global mobility of workers.

Kreston member firms offer the following personalised tax planning services:

  • global tax returns;
  • family offices;
  • asset protection and asset management;
  • advice for foreign workers;
  • tax-efficient charitable giving.

The demands on leaders have increased significantly, resulting in an increasing use of external services (outsourcing). Through the Kreston network, you will have access to the services of experts from all over the world, which may cost less than in the local market.

The range of outsourcing services provided by Kreston companies includes:

  • acting as a registered office;
  • preparing annual financial statements;
  • budgeting and forecasting – they use special tools and proven accounting methods to draw up a realistic business plan to take your company to the next level;
  • completing legal documentation;
  • managing accounts and key performance indicators;
  • implementing management accounting;
  • outsourced administrative services, including setting up companies;
  • outsourced bookkeeping and payroll;
  • preparing financial reports in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards, generally accepted accounting principles in the US and locally;
  • issues and restructuring of shares

Kreston’s member companies help many organisations and individuals navigate risk, improve performance and meet strategic objectives.

The range of advisory services includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • company financing
  • debt collection and insolvency;
  • global risk consulting, including forensic accounting, internal audit and controls;
  • strategic planning;
  • corporate finance;
  • financial services, insurance and employee benefits;
  • strategic planning.

Kreston’s member companies have extensive experience in a wide range of markets, both country-specific and those with a more regional or international focus.

Decades of experience in technology and media will help us find the right solutions. Change and innovation in this sector happens quickly and companies need to be flexible enough to make the right decisions.

Kreston’s network of experts provides the knowledge, experience and practical solutions to turn ideas into action.

Specialist services include:

  • Consultancy services and planning
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Compliance with corporate income tax regulations and preparation of tax returns
  • Consultancy on corporate income tax
  • Consultancy on transfer pricing – for international companies
  • Consultancy on tax credits for research and development
  • Risk management
  • Protection of personal data
  • Accounting services

The transformation towards electric vehicles, the increasing digitalisation of production and the opening up of new markets on an international scale are both a challenge and an opportunity.

We are here to develop effective strategies for the future. This may mean modifying the business model or adopting other technologies to thrive in the new industrial environment.

he scope of our services includes:

  • Establishment of companies
  • Financing development
  • Capital investment in equipment
  • Accessing new markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Investment decisions
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • International taxation
  • Employment
  • Risk management
  • Audit and assurance services

Kreston has worked with organisations in the life science and healthcare sectors for many years to create a comprehensive set of services to meet their specific needs. These include business, financial and risk management services for clients in a wide range of industry segments, including biotechnology, medical devices, life sciences and pharmaceuticals.

Our teams of experts work with start-ups and spin-offs, as well as CROs and international groups. Many of the companies in the Kreston Global Network have management consultants in the healthcare sector. This, together with our in-depth understanding of the market, has helped us to build long-term relationships with our clients.

We can help you with the following:

  • Obtaining funding (grants, equity or loans)
  • Growth and exit planning
  • Business and cash flow forecasting
  • Tax and VAT planning and compliance
  • Tax advantages for research and development
  • Tax advantages related to the Patent Box
  • Audit and assurance services
  • Employee share schemes
  • Outsourcing of accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services
  • Audits of financial statements: MHRA
  • Cross-border compliance
  • Trade financing: import credits, letters of credit and trade credits
  • Product liability: non-compliance
  • Joint ventures and alliances: consultancy on avoiding and resolving disputes

We know that the world of retail and consumer goods is transforming as customer behaviour and expectations change. The pace of these changes is fast, so retail companies need to respond just as quickly without suffering a drop in efficiency. This means having the right infrastructure – in terms of technology, financial systems, supply chains, as well as the right products at the right price.

Kreston addresses the key areas that will not only make this possible but will also help to deal with rising costs and competition.

As advisors specialising in owner-managed businesses that meet international requirements, Kreston teams can help you with the following:

  • Creation of streamlined financial records to comply with tax legislation
  • Audit and assurance services
  • Management information systems and effective use of operational data
  • Business trends and industry developments
  • Selection of IT systems
  • Business structuring and financing

Value maximisation along with cost efficiency are key elements in this sector. It is the same with market knowledge. Kreston combines local knowledge and international reach with years of experience to find the right solution for your business. Whether you are a contractor, constructor, investor, developer, real estate agent or property manager – we have the expertise you need.

Our business advisors can find solutions that provide solid financial ground for the future – adapting your business model to streamline operations.

We can help you with the following:

  • Taxes
  • Investments
  • Financing
  • Insurance
  • International expansion
  • Regulations
  • Compliance
  • Outsourcing
  • Audit
  • Accounting services

The sector is undergoing change on many fronts – from sustainability issues to new ways of using immovable property. Kreston can help turn these into opportunities.

Niewiele firm ucierpiało bardziej podczas pandemii niż te z sektora rekreacji i hotelarstwa. Wiemy również, że jest to okazja, aby odbić się od dna silniejszym. Być może trzeba będzie dokonać ponownej oceny aspektów działalności – rozszerzyć działalność na rynki zagraniczne, poprawić marketing, przeanalizować koszty lub zainwestować w przyszłość. Aby to osiągnąć, Kreston może przeanalizować działalność firmy i określić, gdzie potrzebne są usprawnienia i gdzie tkwi duży potencjał.

Inne obszary, w których doradzamy to:

  • Przepływy pieniężne
  • Prognozy i budżety
  • Księgowość i podatki, z naciskiem na specjalne obszary podatkowe w branży hotelarskiej i rekreacyjnej
  • Zagraniczny VAT / Ceny transferowe / Płace
  • Strukturyzację i planowanie podatkowe międzynarodowych spółek zależnych
  • Plany rozwoju i wyjścia z inwestycji
  • Pozyskiwanie finansowania
  • Nadzorowanie przejęć przedsiębiorstw
  • Transakcje sprzedaży

Kreston has a strong tradition and reputation for providing high-quality advice and services to charities, not-profit organisations and education groups.

Our services can help streamline operations and costs, ensure regulatory compliance and prepare your organisation for future external changes.

Our international services include the following:

  • Audit and financial reporting, including specialist areas such as SORP in the UK and US regulations
  • How best to keep accounting records and develop financial policies
  • Secretarial duties and meeting the requirements of the Charity Commission and Companies House (or their equivalents)
  • Governance and best practices
  • Mergers, joint ventures and partnership structures
  • Tax-efficient fundraising and trade-related issues
  • VAT for charities
  • Charitable subsidiaries and corporate income tax
  • Risk management
  • Trainings
  • Outsourcing
  • Strategic planning