GoBD breakfast meeting: Financial directives in the World Café

An increasing number of enterprises rely on the use of IT in their account departments. But what rules do they have to consider here? In mid-February 2016 EASY SOFTWARE AG, in association with the auditing company Peters, Schönberger & Partner as well as with the consulting firm Zöller & Partner, published a new GoBD guide which summarizes the rules for using IT in Finance and Accounts.

To elucidate the „Grundsätze zur ordnungsgemäßen Führung und Aufbewahrung von Büchern, Aufzeichnungen und Unterlagen in elektronischer Form sowie Datenzugriff (GoBD), or „Principles for properly maintaining and storing books, records and documents in electronic form and for data access“, executives from the Tax, Compliance and Finance sectors met at a business breakfast event, organized by EASY and held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The beginning of the event consisted of collecting questions by participants covering the topic of GoBD policies and then elaborate on these in teams at a World Café.

„We have deliberately created a workshop-type event to demonstrate that there’s more fuss about the topic of GoBD than necessary,“ sums up Christian Rehse, on-site Key Account Manager responsible to EASY. „There was a lot of positive response from the participants, most of all with regard to the discussions which made the event even more interactive,“ adds Mr. Rehse.

In his specialist presentation Dirk Hupperich, one of the managers of EASY Direct Sales, introduced EASY Invoice, presenting in a live demonstration how enterprises comply with tax requirements using the EASY solution. Following that presentation, there was plenty of time for personal conversations to answer questions that were still open.