Statistics (as of 1 January 2018)

Member Groups of the WPK are:

  1/1/15 1/1/16 1/1/17 1/1/18 1/1/19
Wirtschaftsprüfer 14,407 14,389 14,392 14,492 14,560
vereidigte Buchprüfer 3,085 2,953 2,821 2,662 2,516
Wirtschaftsprüfungs-
gesellschaften
2,863 2,890 2,928 2,974 2,986
Buchführungs-
gesellschaften
102 102 96 93 80
legal representatives
of WPG and BPG
who are not WPs or vBPs
907 938 959 990 1,010
Voluntary members 52 53 52 52 52
Total 21,416 21,325 21,248 21,263 21,204
Not included are 509 members on leave of absense.

The members of the WPK have the following educational background:

The Profession of Wirtschaftsprüfer

Educational background Number % female male
University degree        
 Business degree 11,347 77.9 1,773 9,574
 Economics degree 591 4.1 92 499
 Law degree 744 5.1 70 674
 Technical degree 41 0.3 9 32
 Agricultural degree 42 0.3 7 35
 Other degrees 1,133 7.8 379 754
Without university degree 662 4.5 153 509
Total 14,560 100.0 2,483 12,077

The Profession of vereidigte Buchprüfer

Educational background Number % female male
University degree        
 Business degree 994 37.3 107 887
 Economics degree 73 2.7 10 63
 Law degree 316 11.9 24 292
 Technical degree 3 0.1 0 3
 Agricultural degree 10 0.4 1 9
 Other degrees 172 6.5 26 146
Without university degree 1,094 41.1 213 881
Total 2,662 100.0 381 2,281
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WP/vBP Verzeichnis

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Registration third countries