Our mission

For the success of our clients we connect Finance, Tax and Technology. We want to be recognized as a leading boutique for Finance, Tax and Technology by our clients, employees and business partners.

Significant amounts of money flow through a company's operations. Our integrated services are aimed at the identification and implementation of realizing (substantial) improvements. That makes KEY Group a multidisciplinary business partner.


We are

  • Pragmatic and keep it as simple as possible
  • Focused - up to 35 staff members are experts in Finance, Tax and Technology
  • Professional - our senior staff members come from Big4, Tier1 technology consultancy firms or industry. To ensure a high level of quality and efficiency we have developed own tools and methods
  • International - a pool of SAP SAF-T and SII consultants located in Berlin, Cologne, Istanbul and Poland with support from tax partners of the Key Group.

 

We have business partners that are transfer pricing and tax reporting specialists with global networks and similar mission statements.



Take aways 

We combine technical knowledge with industry understanding and knowhow of technologically advanced tools and methodologies available in the market or developed by ourselves.

  • Focus on tax processes that could be improved
    • Manual process: same data requests are made by different stakeholders
  • As Is assessment
  • Anticipate future changes and the data needed
    • What are tax trends?
    • What is happening locally and what should be considered across jurisdictions where you operate?
    • Anticipate new stakeholders and their data needs or requests (internal and external)
  • Define scope and actions for short, mid and long term
  • Write business case for change
  • Realize sponsorship for implementation
  • What tax data is requested and by whom?
  • What tax process can be improved and what can be automated?
    • CIT, VAT, tax data warehouse
  • What is the Return on Investment?
    • Hard saving: process improvement
    • Meeting (new) tax requirement
  • What systems are in use: SAP, Oracle, etc
    • By which entities?
  • How many end-use computing tools (e.g. excel spreadsheet) do we have?
  • How do we avoid an ad-hoc solution?
    • Understand the bigger picture
    • Real problem and not the symptom

Technology-related tax risk: understand and address the potential harms and benefits of (new) technology.

Ascertaining proper IT support for ensuring efficient, timely and reliable reporting.

VAT should be considered in every aspect of the process, from concept through completion and beyond. Managing by design — looking at any process or transaction from end to end and factoring in all the requirements and controls essential to designing and optimizing a compliant VAT process.

We speak the language of the business and IT and no translation is needed.