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Doris Moraschi

Auditor | Tax consultant | CISA | Business graduate

Doris Moraschi

Director
Auditor | Tax Consultant | CISA | Business graduate

 

Mrs. Moraschi (pronounced: mo’raski), there are plenty of tax consultants. What makes you different?

The advice I provide! I can recognise interrelationships that others overlook. My clients tell us where they want to go, and we come up with a tailored solution to get them there. 

Like a kind of taxi driver?

You could put it like that, yes. In this process we always keep the clients' needs in mind, treating them as individuals both in terms of their business and as people. And then we work together to find the limit of what is legally possible, without overstepping it.

What do you like best about your profession?

In both auditing and tax consulting I enjoy the processes involved. Clients often have no clear awareness of the risk structure of their company, particularly with regard to the digital transformation. I find it hugely enjoyable to work out these individual situations in talks with the clients, find the ideal solution for them and in the process build a lasting human relationship.

How would you complete this sentence: taxes are …

… part of an investment chain.

What’s the biggest compliment you’ve ever been given?

Two come to mind: “Now I can sleep peacefully again” is one. It's so nice when you get to help someone. The other was when a client said: “Moraschi’s the fairest business partner you’ll ever meet.”

 

Doris Moraschi

is a partner and director of bmi auditax GmbH. She holds professional licences as a tax consultant (1997), public auditor (2000) and CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor (2018).

Sebastian Engel

Tax consultant | Business graduate

Sebastian Engel

Director
Tax Consultant | Business graduate

 

Mr Engel, what changes would you like to bring about?

New tax laws (laughs)! Seriously, most clients aren’t too keen on changes. It’s important to see clients as human beings rather than just people to provide services to. Tax consulting is a trust relationship – people in Germany don’t often talk about money. Finances are almost a matter of intimacy. 

Is the profession of tax consultant misunderstood?

It’s underestimated. Everything has to be correct, and I have to know all the “loopholes” – within the limits of the law – so I can immediately answer any question and deliver results. A lot of unseen “phantom work” goes into this behind the scenes, not least a long period of education and training.

What would you like to achieve through your work?

On the one hand top quality professional services, so that clients feel they are well taken care of and in good hands. We take great care to cater to our clients’ needs. We avoid shoehorning them into a particular mould like the big firms often do and really take their individual concerns into account. This has to take place in a positive context, so it’s also important to me that my colleagues feel good, that there’s a good atmosphere in the office. 

How does communication with the clients work?

Sometimes I have to tell themthat I’m not the enemy but their friend. I’m not the tax office, I’m here to help them. Anyone can come to us with any problem he or she may have, whether it be private clients or companies. But I can only help them if they want to be helped. 

What three things do you stand for?

Reliability, clarity and making sure the clients don’t have to worry. Factual knowledge is a given; that’s something every consultant can do. It’s the human factor that makes the difference.

 

Sebastian Engel

is a partner and director of bmi auditax GmbH. He holds a professional licence as a tax consultant (2012).

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