Branches of foreign companies

Our expertise, consulting and auditing firm has a dedicated international service line addresses the needs of branches of foreign companies.

GMBA offers you support which is adapted to the needs of branches of foreign companies in compliance with French legislation.


In an approach that takes care of the specifics of your structure in order to offer you tailor-made support, our specific services focus on five defined areas

1. Legal

  • The creation of branches, registration with the Commercial Court registry and with Tax Authorities, certified translation of registration documents
  • Legal address at our premises, mail management

2. Expert review and management

  • Recording transactions on our full web software, providing tools to recuperate invoices and accounting documents
  • Optimising accounting procedures
  • Financial reporting under French or international (IFRS, UK, US GAAP) standards
  • Mapping accounts prepared in compliance with holding company standards in French GAAP
  • Drawing up annual financial statements
  • Assistance with group auditors.

3. Tax compliance

  • VAT (registration, returns, applications for repayment)
  • Declarations of exchanges of goods and services (Instrastat, EC Sales Lists etc.)

4. Tax assistance

  • International tax consultancy (tax optimisation, international VAT issues etc.)
  • Drawing up the accounts package for the tax authorities
  • Transfer prices – obligations to declare
  • Drawing up Fichier des Ecritures Comptables (FEC), (SAF-T) being all entries in chronological order from sources of prime entry
  • Agent in relations with taxation authorities

5. Social and human relations

  • Consultancy and optimisation (collective bargaining agreement, social cover etc.)
  • Drafting of employment contracts
  • Payroll management and employment social declarations
  • HR compliance audit (reviewing contracts and procedures, compliance with obligations etc.)
  • Specific registrations

To guarantee support for quality subsidiaries of foreign companies, our experts have reliable management tools available. A Full Web collaborative accounting and full web management system, tailor-made scorecards or a Full Web cooperative platform for managing and monitoring leave.

Why choose GMBA support ?

First of all, it’s a worldwide network of experts at your fingertips: GMBA is a member of Allinial Globla. The firm is supported by the skills of 137 expert accounting, audit and consultancy firms in 50 countries. In addition, a multilingual team of professionals is present to support you: a dedicated team which is bilingual in English but also capable of working in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Russian etc. Finally, this constitutes a real alternative to the large integrated firms: our global presence via ALLINIAL GLOBAL and our full web expert review and audit software enable us to support you with resources comparable to large companies. Our human scale staff who have been set up in project mode guarantee that you’ll have reactive local support within a controlled budget.

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