New partner at HLB HungarySzabolcs Szeles to direct the consulting firm as a partner from 2019
From 1 January 2019, HLB Hungary has appointed Szabolcs Szeles audit director as a partner. His appointment as partner also means an organisational change at the financial consulting division of the Klient Group. From now on, Szabolcs Szeles is also responsible for heading up the work of this division as a partner.
From 1 January 2019, Szabolcs Szeles, who has latterly been working in the position of audit director, will be responsible for managing HLB Hungary as partner. By appointing him as a co-owner, HLB Hungary intends to ensure the same dynamic progress of the company in the coming years that has already been evident recently.
Szabolcs Szeles started his career in the Cologne office of one of the Big 4 companies, KPMG, before working for a medium-sized German audit and tax consulting company in Wuppertal. He returned to Hungary with several years of professional experience in Germany. Following a short period spent at one of the competitors, he joined the Klient Group in 2006. Initially a manager, he then worked as a director in the group’s audit and financial consulting division.
Over the past few years he has managed to expand these business divisions by attracting key clients, and has led the audits of several transformations as well as government grants and EU subsidies, and participated in numerous due diligences. Thanks to his experience gained and training completed both in Hungary and internationally, he takes a complex view of situations, which enables him to approach the professional issues arising at clients in close cooperation with the other divisions. Besides Hungarian qualifications, he has also acquired the international ACCA membership as certified chartered auditor, and he communicates perfectly with international clients thanks to his high level of English and German.
“We are extremely delighted to welcome Szabolcs among the owners of the Group. We trust that his activities will continue to lend momentum to the development of the Klient Group.” – said Zoltán Lambert managing partner.