Prof. Dr. Robert Nothhelfer

Prof. Dr.

Robert Nothhelfer





Dienstag 13.45 - 15.15 Uhr im W2.4.15


(07231) 28-6318



Robert Nothhelfer is Professor of Business Administration at Pforzheim University. He began his professional career after graduating from high school at the St. Blasien College and serving in the German Armed Forces with an apprenticeship as a banker at Deutsche Bank in Freiburg. He then studied economics in Freiburg and Bonn from 1992 to 1997.
After his studies, he worked as an auditor for BDO Südwesttreuhand Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH from 1997 until 2000 and received his doctorate on the subject of „Learning Processes in Organisations“. From 2001 to 2004 he worked for the corporate reporting department of Bertelsmann AG in Gütersloh. His main focus was the conversion of the consolidated financial statements to IFRS.
From 2004 to 2014 Robert Nothhelfer worked in various positions for the Schwarz Group in Neckarsulm, initially for the central holding company Schwarz Finanz- und Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG (today Schwarz Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG) where he was responsible for accounting and controlling. His main focus was on the conversion of the consolidated financial statements to IFRS and the extensive standardization of reporting processes. Robert Nothhelfer then joined the board of management at Lidl Germany, where he was responsible for the commercial areas and IT. Following the data protection scandal in 2008, he built up the data protection organization and was responsible for process changes. Between 2011 and 2014, he began to set up a compliance and risk management system for Lidl International. Robert Nothhelfer also works as a monitoring trustee in antitrust proceedings and is a partner in a consulting firm specializing in this area.

Robert Nothhelfer teaches and researches in the fields of finance and accounting, in particular in national and international financial reporting. He also deals with issues of compliance and corporate governance. In his function as a monitoring trustee, he advises and monitors companies which have to comply with commitments to antitrust authorities in the context of a merger.

Balance Sheets ,  Compliance ,  Controlling ,  Corporate Governance ,  Financing and Investment ,  Financial Management ,  Commercial Law ,  Consolidating Financial Statements

General Management ,  Controlling, Finance and Accounting

Journal article

LONG, J., NOTHHELFER, R. (2020). Chemotech International Inc.. Accounting for International Differences in the Measurement of Raw Material and Work-in-Process Inventories. Issues in Accounting Education, 35 (3), 57 - 67.

NOTHHELFER, R., BACHER, U. (2019). Zum Regionalprinzip der Verbundinstitute. Eine aktuelle Bewertung. Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen, 72 (3/2019), 15 - 19.

NOTHHELFER, R., KOPP, F. (2019). Unternehmensbewertung im Rahmen von M&A-Prozessen am Beispiel Bayer/Monsanto. Teil 1 Aufgabenstellung. WiSt Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 2019 (10), 60 - 62.

NOTHHELFER, R., BURGEMEISTER, J. (2019). Die größenabhängige Nutzung formaler Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten bei der nichtfinanziellen Berichterstattung. KoR: Internationale und kapitalmarktorientierte Rechnungslegung, 2019 (10), pp. 440 - 445.

NOTHHELFER, R., KOPP, F. (2019). Unternehmensbewertung im Rahmen von M&A-Prozessen am Beispiel Bayer/Monsanto. Teil 2: Lösung. WiSt Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium (11), 59-62.

BACHER, U., & NOTHHELFER, R. (2016). Herausforderungen für das Compliance Management in Start-up-Unternehmen . Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift CCZ (2), pp. 64-69.

NOTHHELFER, R., & BACHER, U. (2015). Praxisgerechte Umsetzung von Compliance im Mittelstand - Teil 1. BBK. Betrieb und Rechnungswesen, 12/2015, 568 - 573.

NOTHHELFER, R., & BACHER, U. (2015). Praxisgerechte Umsetzung von Compliance im Mittelstand - Teil 2. BBK. Betrieb und Rechnungswesen, 13/2015, 612 - 616.

NOTHHELFER, R. (2013). Die Einführung eines Compliance Management Systems als organisatorischer Lernprozess. Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift CCZ (1), pp. 23 -28.

NOTHHELFER, R. (1999). Lernen in Organisationen. Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation (4), pp. 207 - 213.

NOTHHELFER, R. (1996). Die Auswirkungen der GmbH & Co.-Richtlinie auf die Praxis. Betriebs-Berater (BB) (32/1996), 1655 - 1658.


NOTHHELFER, R. (2022). Financial Accounting. Introduction to German GAAP with exercises. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

NOTHHELFER, R., FOSCHIANI, S., RADE, K., & TRAUZETTEL, V. (2017). Klausurtraining für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. De Gruyter/Oldenbourg Verlag.

NOTHHELFER, R. (2017). Financial Accounting. De Gruyter/Oldenbourg Verlag.

NOTHHELFER, R., BACHER, U., RADE, K., & SCHOLZ, M. (2015). Klausurtraining für Bilanzierung und Finanzwirtschaft. De Gruyter/Oldenbourg Verlag.

NOTHHELFER, R. (2001). Lernprozesse in Organisationen. Peter Lang Verlag.

Chapter in Book

NOTHHELFER, R. (2013). Implementing compliance management systems., Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance (pp. 419 - 430). Globe Business Planning.

Article in Proceeding

NOTHHELFER, R. (2018). Herausforderungen für die Corporate Governance durch intelligente maschinelle Entscheidungen. In Nadig, L. / Egle, U. (Eds.), CARF 2018 (pp. 288 - 292).

Member of the Board

since 2019

Studiendekan der Fakultät


Honorary appointment/public service

since 2017

Member of the expert commitee on economic and tax policy of the FDP Baden-Württemberg Finanzpolitik der FDP Baden-Württemberg


Board Member/Executive

since 2016

Partner at NOCON Nothhelfer Consulting Partnerschaft


Completion of a significant consulting activity (produces a verifiable document or product)


Training reporting and consolidation acc. to IFRS for SME

Solarkiosk AG Kenya



Presentation at Controlling Forum


Other administrative responsibility in academic service

since 2015