Russell Bedford extends European coverage with appointment of Hofer Leitinger in Austria’s second city, Graz

Global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of Hofer Leitinger as its member firm in Graz, Austria.

Established in 2014, Hofer Leitinger is a tax advisory and business consulting firm, which has grown quickly to become a three-partner practice with around 60 personnel. The firm also has branch offices in two nearby towns in the south-east region.

Hofer Leitinger has over 2000 clients and provides accounting and payroll, tax compliance and consulting, financial statement preparation and business advisory services.

The firm’s clients are mainly SMEs, professional services firms, freelancers, professional athletes, artists, medical practitioners and farmers, some of whom require cross-border services, particularly in Germany and Switzerland and other neighbouring countries.

Speaking about the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO, Stephen Hamlet, said: “Hofer Leitinger is a substantial firm and this is a fantastic development for our EMEA region. Hofer Leitinger’s extensive client base will undoubtedly benefit from the support of our other member firms and their expertise. I look forward to meeting the team in due course and welcome them to reach out to their global counterparts on client matters.”

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Alexander Hofer, partner of Hofer Leitinger, added: “We are delighted to join Russell Bedford International. We view our network membership as a catalyst for change and new opportunities for the development of our firm. We are particularly excited to begin offering our clients with cross-border requirements enhanced services without limitations, giving our firm a distinct advantage over our competitors.”


Klaus-Peter Hillebrand, Russell Bedford global board director for EMEA, added: “I’m very pleased to welcome Hofer Leitinger as our member firm in Graz, Austria. I look forward to connecting with our neighbours in Austria and to begin collaborating for the benefit of our mutual clients.”