Dietmar Walter graduate in business administration, tax consultant, public auditor
Thomas Bäzner graduate in business administration, tax consultant, public auditor
Andreas Riethmaier graduate in business administration, tax consultant, public auditor
Mark Weinbrecht graduate in business administration, tax consultant
Rüdiger Richter graduate in business administration, tax consultant
VHW and H+W – Excellence and expertise
A sound grasp of economic issues and the flexibility to react to changing contexts, an in-depth knowledge of rules and regulations and the ability to develop and implement the right concepts –
this is what you can expect from us. We work together with our clients in a spirit of partnership
and mutual cooperation in order to solve current problems and rise to new challenges.
A staff of 40 at your service.
Our two companies, VHW tax consultants and H+W auditors are located in Pforzheim, Bretten, Karlsruhe and Stein.
Public auditors, tax consultants, economics gradu-
ates, mercantile and management experts, man-
agement accountants, tax specialists and ancillary staff, public accountants and business management assistants: a pool of specialists and generalists guaranteeing the utmost reliability and expertise, backed up by capable support staff to ensure that everything runs smoothly. All in all, a high-powered team embodying an ideal combination of maturity, motivation and innovation: senior partners and team members with an incredibly broad range of experience working together with recently qualified and highly motivated colleagues who have earned their positions through rigorous study at university and are now bringing their expertise to bear in daily practice. And of course, VHW and H+W are also committed to continuing professional development and ongoing training.
Individual attention from your personal contact partner
Our guiding principle is to offer client-based service provided by dedicated teams. As our client, you have a single contact person who is personally responsible for all your requirements and who works together with a specialised team to provide the best in customer service.
A client base to be proud of
For more than 70 years we have been serving as consultants to industry, public authorities, non-profit making organizations, foundations, freelancers, tradesmen and private individuals. The cross-border networks of today’s business interests require us to react with flexibility in order to provide key advice and services in an international context. It therefore goes without saying that we are at our clients’ disposal whether they operate within Europe’s borders or beyond. Through close cooperation with our partner firms in France, Italy, Switzerland, the United States and Eastern Europe, we are ideally positioned to manage complex projects and provide a comprehensive consulting service for internation-
ally oriented clients.
A success story
2016. Mark Weinbrecht, tax consultant and long-standing colleague becomes a new partner in VHW. Following the incorporation of the firm of Weinbrecht, a new branch is opened in Stein.
2015. VHW celebrates 70 years of EXCELLENCE AND EXPERTISE.
2014. Now with a staff of 40, the firm moves from Goethestraße into larger premises in Habermehlstraße.
2011. Andreas Riethmaier, tax consultant, public auditor and long-standing colleague of VHW, becomes new partner in VHW and H+W.
2009. Together with the well-
established and reputable Richter firm of tax accountants, a new company, Vortisch Hartmann Walter & Richter Steuerbera-tungsgesellschaft mbH is founded in Karlsruhe.
2009. The tax consultancy and public auditor partnership, “Vortisch Hartmann Walter” is incorporated under the name VHW Vortisch Hartmann Walter Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.
2008. Otto Vortisch retires from the company.
2007. Thomas Bäzner, tax con-
sultant, public auditor and long-
standing colleague, becomes a new partner in VHW and H+W.
2001. The firm of H+W Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft is founded.
2000.A branch office is opened in Bretten to cater for local clients there.
1994. Dietmar Walter, tax con-
sultant and public auditor, be-
comes a partner in the firm, adding further capabilities to its portfolio.
1984. Following the death of Dr. Karl Lutwitzi, Otto Vortisch and Karl Hartmann combine forces to form a new partnership which continues to thrive.
1974. Karl Hartmann, tax con-
sultant and sworn auditor, joins the firm, enhancing and strengthening its range of services still further.
1962. The tax consultant Otto Vortisch joins the firm as a partner, contributing many years of experience in financial administration to the new partnership’s area of competence and ensuring its continuity.
1945. Dr. Karl Lutwitzi lays the foundations for today’s business. As a public auditor and tax con-
sultant, he quickly becomes a valued partner for major corpo-