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DATEV eG is the third-largest provider of business software solutions in Germany (IDC 2020 ranking) and one of the major European IT service providers. Headquartered in Nuremberg, it provides software, cloud solutions and expertise that form the basis for digital collaboration between SMEs and the tax advisors who look after the business administration needs of the companies.

Working in a Cooperative


We at DATEV provide our members and customers with sustainable and reasonable solutions. Yet our focus does not lie on short-term profits. Although we employ approximately 8,000 people our work environment is very informal and family like. We don’t make differences and take very good care of our members and employees alike. Since the founding of our company in Nuremberg in 1966 there have only been three CEOs which underlines our employees' deep-rooted loyalty for DATEV.

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The development and training of our employees is a matter that is important to us. Our philosophy is: everyone who learns and constantly educates oneself further, also develops future-oriented solutions for our members. We are a cooperative made for tax consultants, lawyers, auditors, and their clients.

Our mission is to support and accompany our customers in their daily work as well as in their path into a digitalized future.

DATEV Facts and Figures

  • Our business activities include, among other things, solutions for accounting, personnel management, office organization, tax computation and business consulting.
  • Over 8,000 employees work for DATEV.
  • DATEV is a cooperation for tax consultants, auditors, lawyers, and their clients.
  • DATEV eG was founded in 1966.
  • We work for our over 400,000 customers throughout Germany and are the third-largest provider of business software (IDC 2020 ranking) there.
  • DATEV develops and distributes over 200 software and cloud solutions, supporting a total of 2.5 million companies, self-employed individuals, municipalities, associations and institutions.
  • Our motto is “Shaping the future together”.
  • We are one of Europe's biggest software companies.
  • Our headquarter is situated in Nuremberg.
  • Data protection, data security and tax compliance are top priorities. Our mission is to accompany our customers through the digitalization of their business administration process.
  • We have an annual turnover of approximately one billion euros.

Our Culture

Here at DATEV we are first and foremost one thing: green. Well, actually, we are rather colorful and diverse. However, although DATEV is a big company, full of different types of people our work environment can be described as almost family like. We strive for a satisfactory work-life-balance that motivates and provides safety all the same. But still DATEV is in the middle of radical change: We are evolving from on-site solutions to the cloud world. From an area-centered business organization to a cross-functional one. Surely that’s a great challenge, but if we all work together, DATEV will succeed. As a company, we have to be ready for digitalization to provide adequate support and consultation for our members and customers as soon as they start working on their own digital strategy. Challenges this big you can only master as a team. That’s why our motto is: “Shaping the future together”.



Family and Work

To combine family and work isn’t always easy. To guarantee a smooth transition DATEV developed multiple ways to simplify your life. DATEV's very own daycare spots are as given as our holiday care offers or retreat offices for parents with children. Flexible working hours and remote working as a possibility complete our versatile propositions to combine family and your job. In case you want to completely escape your everyday life, DATEV supports you just the same. Why not try a sabbatical?

Wage and Salary

A fair wage is the basis of our salary system – 13 monthly salaries plus holiday pay. If you work hard you should get paid well. Moreover, you take part in the financial success of DATEV. In addition, we honor individual achievements! Most of our employees benefit from heavily subsidized monthly tickets for Nuremberg’s public transportation system, food subsidies, capital-forming payments, deferred compensation and much more…


As fit as a fiddle: DATEV employs its very own company physician. No matter if yearly check-up, flu shots, consultations or emergency: DATEV makes sure you are taken care of in the long run with its extensive health care services. To us ergonomics is not just an empty word – DATEV breathes life into it. All of our offices contain ergonomic chairs, height adjustable desks, and daylight lamps. To keep you fit and active we offer versatile sports lessons – free of charge of course.


Eating just like in a restaurant. In our casinos all meals are freshly prepared every day. Our products are selected for the best quality. And you can taste it. Preferably, DATEV uses regional and seasonal products. You can choose between three menus: classic, vital and the salad bar. The best thing about it? Almost every facility has its own casino, so the distances are short. In addition, every top location offers their own kiosk for the occasional snack in between. If you are stationed at one of our field service locations and there is no casino available, DATEV provides you with food subsidies.

Learning and Advanced Training

“Lifelong learning”, that’s not only an empty phrase. Our employees spend approximately six days a year further educating themselves. Our learning center offers over 1,000 different courses for your personal and professional growth. You can make use of most of those offers during your working hours. Furthermore, there are countless propositions for your free time from languages to sports. Everyone who prefers the practical exchange with others is invited to join our numerous “Communities of Practice”.


Whether you like your racing bike, e-bike or mountain bike better. Doesn’t matter: With our DATEV bike leasing you are spoilt for choice. If you rather want to be brought from A to B – in a sustainable way – DATEV subsidies your ticket for public transportation in Nuremberg. Our shuttle busses depart every 15 minutes and grant you the possibility to get from one location on site to the other.

Flexible Working Schedules

Working on your own schedule. DATEV offers a number of part-time job models that are also used by company executives. Your overtime hours are not wasted: DATEV rewards you for them with free time at your disposal. On a regular basis you have the opportunity to work remotely from your home-office. Additionally, DATEV offers you extra holiday for special occasions in your life. In case you are moving or for your wedding day for example. Our opinion is: major events need to be celebrated.