English Speaking Accountants Across Europe
Fully Registered & Regulated European Accountants
- SpainMiguel is an accountant with more than 20 years experience assisting English-speaking business customers in Spain with setting-up and managing their businesses. The objective is always to optimise the chances of success and therefore Miguel will advise not just on the most tax efficient options but also the most appropriate business structure for each client - whether self-employed or limited company.
- FranceBhims is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has held the position of Country Financial Controller for a number of private firms over the last 20 years, specialising in payroll, treasury management, auditing and management accounting. During this time Bhims is also assisting other firms to set-up French subsidiaries and branch offices as well as dealing with ongoing tax and compliance matters across France. He speaks English fluently.
- Italyilaria founder her firm in 1999 following an excellent academic career that included two semesters at the European Business School in London and one summer session at the Berkeley University of California. She is a certified accountant both in Italy and in the UK (ACCA). The principle services that ilaria provides, includes tax accounting, bookkeeping, real estate taxation, business legal consultancy, auditing and company evaluations/due diligence.
- CyprusSara started her accountancy career with Deloitte and continued with the firm post qualification to take responsibility for dealing with both local and international clients in sectors including shipping, trading and retailing, manufacturing, financing and investment companies. Sara now advises individuals and companies on matters of incorporation, taxation as well as mergers and acquisitions. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).
- MaltaGlen obtained his ACCA qualification in 2014 and immediately afterwards he set up a corporate service provider firm, helping foreign entrepreneurs set up companies in Malta. In 2017, he set up Fitch Assurance Ltd as an Audit firm. He specializes in Malta company formations, accounting, preparing Financial Statements and providing external audit services.
- PortugalPaula graduated from the University of Accountancy (ISCAL) in Lisbon and has an Executive Masters in Accountancy from ISCTE/INDEG. Over the last 10 years she has specialised in Accountancy and Auditing in a wide range of businesses and companies. She speaks English fluently.
- TurkeyEzgi has practiced law since 2005 and during this time has developed her experience in corporate law, contract law, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions and employment law to a high level. Together with her accounting colleagues, she is perfect therefore to assist corporate clients who wish to enter the Turkish market or develop an existing business in Turkey. Ezgi is fluent in English.
- GreeceFani practices law principally at the Athens Supreme Court and over the last 12 years has specialised in commercial and public insurance law. She can assist commercial clients with the development of their business in Greece with appropriate business and tax structuring.
Why Set-up a Business in the European Union?
We typically see two main types of clients requesting the services of our Registered and Regulated accountants in Europe:
- Individuals relocating from the UK and other Northern European countries to a Mediterranean country in pursuit of a different lifestyle and the benefits of the climate in more Southern parts of Europe. Since opportunities for employment are limited in foreign countries unless you have a good command of the local language and a sellable skill, most will opt for self-employment and hence need to deal with the local tax and social security agencies by themselves – a complex, often stressful and potentially highly expensive proposition if something goes wrong.
- Companies with an important client base located in the EU and a need to employ local workers and establish a local branch or subsidiary. Included in this group are companies based in the UK that are concerned about the impacted of Brexit and the likely complication of means of production, introduction of tariffs and other barriers to trade that could in fact make the business unprofitable without incorporation in the European Union.
At Advocate Abroad we can assist English-Speaking clients in both categories and indeed have done so for many years. Please continue reading to find out why you should contact a registered and regulated English-speaking expert if you are planning to set-up a business in a European Union country.
Why Choose Us?
- Local Experts, Local Prices. There is no need to pay inflated fees just because you are operating abroad. While this is all too typical an experience for individuals and companies seeking to expand into foreign markets, our local experts, who have dealt with your particular situation many times before, will anticipate your requirements and ensure that your project is successfully carried-out at the same rate paid by local businesses.
- One Stop Shop – At Advocate Abroad, our years of experience and extensive network of professionals means we can provide financial, accounting, legal, office, telephony, currency and other professional services: currently in 8 Mediterranean countries, and still expanding.
- All our Professionals are Registered and Regulated which means you are protected by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Their credentials are available on request, providing you with peace of mind ahead of choosing Advocate Abroad for your business needs in Europe.
- Long term relationship: we are not interested in providing one-off services and then ‘disappearing into the night’ as unfortunately can happen all too often when obtaining international services. Our business plan envisages long term relationships and helping our clients attain the best possible results over the long term.
- Present in 8 mediterranean countries. While also expanding into new European territories all the time, we have been established for many years in our core Mediterranean area. Companies wishing to do business in several European countries can do so with just a single call or email!
- And finally, of course, all services provided in English by our local, friendly experts.
Of course, it is always prudent to consider real, honest testimonials from English-speaking individuals and businesses operating abroad before choosing a professional that will be pivotal in your future success.
Below are real testimonials from previous clients who have sourced tax and accounting services in Europe via Advocate Abroad® (placed by the the clients themselves directly onto the Wufoo client survey platform):
- SH, EnglandFriday, April 20, 2018Very satisfied with the service provided. Miguel was approachable and prompt in replying.
- A. Kavanagh, GlasgowThursday, March 15, 2018Miguel provided a great service and fully explained to me about the procedures with tax & business registration. My emails and questions where always answered straight away with an immediate response ...or solution.
Very helpful and very friendly I would definitely recommend to anyone considering using Advocate Abroad
- A.Kavanagh, GlasgowFriday, March 09, 2018Rosa was exceptional at helping me setting up my business abroad.
This was a big move for me and Rosa fully explained everything to me in detail so I had a full and clear understanding of the lega...l side of things as well as always promptly responding to any emails or questions I had.
I couldn’t of asked for a better lawyer and I would 100% recommend Rosa to anyone who is deciding to move abroad.
Great service could not be happier.
- Gavin Jones, UKMonday, February 19, 2018It was a real pleasure to have Miguel working on my behalf to file my non-resident taxes. He was extremely helpful, gave reassuring advice and I had a high level of confidence in the transactions.
...Miguel is now acting as my fiscal representative in Spain and I plan to continue to use his firm's services for all my tax requirements.
- Ali Hashemi, AlicanteWednesday, February 14, 2018Rafael was extremely helpful, accommodating and understanding. He couldn't have done more.
- Richard Quick, EsteponaSunday, February 04, 2018I was particularly impressed by Miguel's approachability & professionalism, excellent service!
- Francis Dale, MarbellaThursday, December 21, 2017Very helpful, quick to respond and very knowledgeable.
- Bart Cuyvers, BelgiumWednesday, December 20, 2017The service we received was perfect!
- S Crawford, Alhaurín El GrandeWednesday, November 22, 2017Miguel was quick to respond to questions, professional, personable, knowledgeable. Very Satisfied with the service.
- Bruce and Susan Moore, EnglandTuesday, October 31, 2017Great responsive and assured service
- Hugh and Ann Morgan, Palma de MallorcaMonday, October 30, 2017His command of English is First Class.
He demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and efficiency and l would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to any of my collea...gues or friends
Competent, capable value for money FIRST CLASS and a credit to the organisation
- Anthony Bennett, BarcelonaThursday, October 19, 2017Anna provided the best possible solution for me in my situation, and helped out as much as she possibly could. I would recommend her services to anybody seeking legal or financial advice.
- Carlos Pelaez, LondonMonday, July 03, 2017She was friendly and attentive at all times, quick answers on whatsapp app and always up to help and answer my questions. I'm pretty satisfied with her service.
- Amy Wahba, BarcelonaMonday, March 06, 2017She was understanding and tried to maintain positive always even when doors closed in our face. She is always smiling and tried to find solutions to my problems which kept me always at rest.
- Richard Whiteside, LucenaMonday, February 20, 2017Miguel has provided an excellent service, helping me sort out my tax and social security obligations as an ‘autonomo’.
He is always prompt with his answers to my questions, he offers timely adv...ice and always makes sure that I am prepared in advance.
His English level is excellent and I will continue to use his service in the future.
- Robert Toth, IrelandThursday, February 09, 2017Anna was very, very helpful, always happy to assist and also approachable and professional. I was very satisfied with the legal services.
- Saeid Aboutalebian, IranWednesday, February 08, 2017Everything is good about Anna. She is very friendly. And I definitely would use the same lawyer again in the future.
- Fiona Murie, UKWednesday, November 09, 2016Miguel has always been extremely approachable, helpful and given sound advice. He has kept us informed at every stage and quickly answered questions to help us make informed decisions.
We feel like... we have had value for money and will definitely use Miguel as our only lawyer for all Spanish business.
He has been fantastic! Very professional
- JS, BarcelonaFriday, May 20, 2016Miguel is extremely helpful, couldn’t have done more. He is also responsive, transparent and informative.
- Sharon Janet, Stoke-On-TrentWednesday, April 06, 2016Miguel was always available to discuss any issues we had.
Excellent service more than happy and will be going back to him with and future legal issues. I would advise anyone to deal with this pract...ice more than accommodating.
- AJH Platino Servicios, S.L., TenerifeTuesday, March 31, 2015To date these are routine services but he appears to be up to date with the latest legislation and the advice we have received thus far has appeared sensible to me. As we begin to explore what our com...pany might do I am sure we can make it a little more challenging for him!
- Marian O’Dwyer, Alhama GranadaMonday, March 30, 2015Prompt, professional, friendly, explained everything clearly, went above and beyond the necessary to make things easy.
- Kevin Neylon, PolandMonday, February 23, 2015Jaime was very responsive, represented value for money and was very professional and helpful. I was very satisfied with his advice.
- P.T., BenalmadenaThursday, January 15, 2015All tax returns are handled online, so I don't need to go anywhere to accomplish my tax obligations in Spain. Although the service is provided mainly by internet, Jaime met me when necessary, and I ca...n always contact quickly him or his team by phone, email, skype and even whatsapp.
Jaime and his team have been really helpful during the setting-up process of my business.
- Nikolay Denev, CádizThursday, November 20, 2014I was very satisfied with the short time it took to set-up my documents and register me as autonomo initially.
Now I'm happy with the service, and if I have any questions I have them answered quickly... and the answers are always easy to understand.
The service represents excellent value for money.
- H R Crowther, HuddersfieldMonday, November 10, 2014Prompt response followed by confirmatary e-mails. Very approachable, and inspired confidence. Good value for money. Very satisfied and would definitely use the service again.
- Florian Burkart, BarcelonaFriday, September 05, 2014What we like about the service from Advocate Abroad: - Very knowledgeable and competent - Very friendly and helpful - Very good English and reasonable prices - Not trying to rip us off
- B Clarke, JayenaFriday, February 14, 2014Jaime was extremely helpful and professional. He was happy to meet all of our requests and made our transaction extremely simple. Everything was explained clearly and all of our questions were answere...d.
We also felt that the service provided to us, offered great value for money and we would highly recommend Jaime to other individuals.
Services By Country
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