Senior Tax/Audit, Degree in Business Studies (technical university)
Five questions for Melanie Miess
Which areas do you mainly work in?
My focus is mainly in tax advice, but also in auditing.
What problems do you solve for your clients?
My clients’ problems and issues are as varied as tax law itself. It begins with simple questions of how and whether you can adjust current tax payments, covering to questions about ongoing legislative changes and their effects on respective clients. Through constant participation in seminars, I can be proactive with clients to make them aware of these topics.
What makes HLB Linn Goppold special?
HLB Linn Goppold is a medium-sized law firm which is very family-like with a flat structure, and personally satisfying in the collaboration between colleagues and with partners. Because we work almost exclusively electronically with suitable IT support, it's possible to structure the work flexibly, which makes part-time work easier in particular. If you like to work on your own in a proactive way, you're given the freedom personal development.
What has been your career path?
I've been at HLB Linn Goppold since August 2008. Immediately after completing my studies in Business Administration with a focus on taxation and auditing at Munich University of Applied Sciences, I started as a tax and auditing assistant. In my time at HLB Linn Goppold, I have deepened and broadened my professional knowledge above all in the areas of taxation and of capital income, creating annual reports for corporations and individuals as well as auditing annual reports as an audit manager.
What motivates you in your everyday work?
Every day is different, as tax law continues to pose new issues due to ongoing adjustments. It is a highly varied activity which continues to challenge me. That’s motivation and aspiration at the same time.