Meet our key people

Petr Studnička Managing Partner

Petr is the Managing Partner of ASB Group responsible for the strategy, development of new services, and business development for ASB Group offices in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. Petr has over 15 years of experience advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, transaction services, investment structuring, and corporate services. He provides comprehensive corporate advice to international investors entering the Czech market. Petr is in close cooperation with the Czech Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, an International Association of Independent Accounting firms, and as a finance and accounting professional, he acts as a mentor at AI Startup Incubator.

Petra Rychnovská Partner

Petra is co-founder and Partner at ASB Group. She is in charge of strategy and business development. As a successful entrepreneur, she has over 17 years of experience advising a wide range of clients from various domestic and international industries in the areas of international expansion, investment opportunities, and payroll issues. She has extensive experience in advising real estate clients. Petra actively cooperates with the Associations for Real Estate Market in the Czech Republic, and the Association for Foreign Investments, where Petra is a Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee.

Rudolf Vřešťál Partner

Rudolf is a co-founder and Partner of ASB Group. For many years, he was ASB´s Managing Partner, specializing in comprehensive business advisory relating to business structuring, accounting, and tax. He also has extensive experience with foreign investments. In 2013, Rudolf built on his previous experience Redside, a fund management company charged with managing the broad portfolio of the funds of qualified investors investing in various fields such as real estate, renewable energy, and private equity. Redside currently manages total assets exceeding EUR 500 mil. Rudolf is a Chair of the Board and CFO of the Redside.

Tomáš Novák Partner

Tomas is a Partner of ASB Group with more than 20 years of experience in accounting, reporting, and financial advisory. He has extensive experience with accounting and reporting standards including Czech GAAP, US GAAP, UK GAAP, and IFRS. He participates in various due diligence mainly in the real estate sector, and he also leads the implementation of unique solutions provided by ASB Group, particularly for the asset managers and institutional investors in the real estate sector. Tomas is responsible for the Czech accounting and tax team, which is comprising of more than 50 professionals.

Soňa Bláhová Head of Accounting Team

Soňa is the head of the 10-person accounting team of the Czech office. She is a member of the KCÚ (Chamber of Certified Accountants) with more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, has experience working in various accounting software, has been involved in various accounting projects, has extensive experience in internal and external audits. Soňa has been managing the accounting and the reporting of the investment companies and funds for more than 6 years and is responsible for the correct reporting of financial instruments following Order No. 501/2002 Coll., for banks and other financial institutions and International Accounting Standards, participated in the implementation of the Amendment to Order No. 501/2002 Coll., for banks and other financial institutions valid since 1.1.2021. In cooperation with the tax department, Soňa solves individual financial operations' tax impacts and communicates with auditors, the IRS, the depositary.

Gabriela Dufková Head of Accounting Team

Gabriela is the Head of the Accounting Team for the Czech office. She has over 18 years of experience advising clients on Czech and international accounting issues. Gabriela is primarily responsible for coordinating daily operations in accounting services and consultancy, external bookkeeping, consultancy for market-leading corporations, financial reporting, and financial due diligence. In her role, she supervises accounting issues, implements new accounting standards, reviews public and internal reporting. Gabriela has extensive experience in accounting for groups with foreign capital and for companies operating in various sectors.

Kateřina Nováková Head of Accounting Team

Kateřina is the Head of the Accounting Team for the Czech office. Being an ACCA (a global professional accounting body) member, she has more than 15 years of experience in financial management, including external auditing, US GAAP and IFRS reporting, preparation of consolidated financial statements, controlling, client support, and communication with authorities. Kateřina and her team, which comprises 10 professionals, focus on real estate clients and financial institutions. She has broad experience in reporting and the preparation of financial statements according to Czech and international accounting standards.

Milan Bančanský Finance & IT Director

Milan is a Finance Director at ASB Group, he is responsible for the internal finance department of Czech ASB entities and group reporting of ASB Group. Professional in the area of finance with experience gained at PwC and multinational companies acting in the construction industry and educational services. Milan focuses on corporate financial reporting and managing finance departments with an overlap with HR and purchase agenda. He is also responsible for ASB's Czech office's cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions.

Lucie Berglová Head of Tax Team

Lucie as the Head of ASB´s Czech Tax Team is responsible for the development of the team and for tax consulting and tax returns preparation of key clients. She specializes in the area of personal income tax and corporate income tax, including international employment structures. Thanks to her studies and practice, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge in accounting. Before joining ASB, she worked at KPMG‘s Tax Department. She started her professional career as Head of Accounting at Nike. Since 2009 Lucie has been a certified accountant and since 2010 a certified tax advisor.

Jana Pytelková Svobodová Senior Tax Manager

Jana is a Senior Manager of ASB’s Czech Tax Team. She leads and supervises various consultancy projects, including tax due diligence, tax compliance projects, and ongoing advisory in all tax areas. Jana has over 15 years of experience as a tax manager, providing tax services to industrial companies, real estate firms, as well as other sectors. Jana has been a registered tax advisor since 2004 and obtained an LL.M. degree in International Taxation at the Economics University of Vienna in 2009.

Dan Ledvinka Group Business Development Director

Dan is the Group Business Development Director of ASB Group. He leads marketing, public and media relations, and business development in the CEE region, particularly Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. He has more than 7 years of experience in business development and marketing communications. Dan worked in a business media and public affairs agency and has led numerous projects & events focused on the capital markets, corporate finance, private equity, and FinTech.

Klára Cowan Head of Payroll Team

Klára is a strong skilled professional who helps clients to set up payroll processes, using benefits and issues related to HR. She ensures that all processes are executed appropriately and in a timely manner. She completes the full payroll cycle, including all pre-and post-controls and validation, ensuring that all tax issues are properly addressed, preparing payroll transactions, and closing each cycle in a timely manner consistent with internal governance and payroll agenda requirements with the goal to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Jiří Bosák Head of Corporate Services

Jiří leads Czech Corporate Services Team and as an experienced manager is responsible for the advisory to key clients in the corporate services area with a focus on the real estate sector. In his role, Jiří is primarily responsible for onboarding and implementation of new clients, day-to-day management of client’s companies as well as their transformations or liquidations. In respect of these activities, Jiří cooperates closely with Accounting and Tax teams. His legal background and experience gained through working for an international law firm as well as for one of European largest commercial real estate developers allow him to provide the clients with high-level expertise and advisory.

Hana Sára Korcová Senior Payroll Consultant

Hana is ASB´s Payroll Supervisor with more than 15 years of experience in providing payroll services as an internal payroll supervisor as well as extensive experience in payroll outsourcing. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the payroll department, including transmitting, receiving, and balancing the payroll for approximately 500 employees. She assists clients in setting up HR and payroll processes, employing benefits and issues related to HR. She has been appointed to supervise the payroll team and find effective ways of improving our processes.

Petra Hořejší Human Resources Manager

Petra is the HR Manager of ASB Prague and is also responsible for office management. She has more than 10 years of experience in HR, especially in the field of executive search. Her professional background includes HR management and administration, recruitment, learning & human resources development, employer branding, and managing other projects within the HR area.

The needs of our clients always come first.

"The Polish Deal" lowered the limit for cash payments

In the act dated on October 29, 2021, signed by the Polish President on November 15, 2021, amending the act on personal income tax, the act on corporate income tax, and some other acts, the so-called "The Polish Deal" was made also an amendment to the regulations of the Entrepreneurs' Law, which cover a new limit on cash transactions, applied from 2022.

Joint VAT liability

In its recent judgment, the Supreme Administrative Court made a decision on joining value-added tax liability, when a customer made a payment on the supplier’s bank account that has not been published by the tax administrator in the public register.