Our History

After 20 years of consistent growth, Kreston BulMar is already the largest accounting firm in Bulgaria.

Below follows a description of the milestones of its development.

  1. Kreston BulMar published a textbook and manual on practical accounting which is the first of its kind and presents accounting and tax theory and practice in a unique way, without a precedent in the world.

    Kreston BulMar yet again was officially recognised as the Bulgarian superbrand by the international organisation for business quality assurance Superbrands, based in London.

    2017
  2. Kreston BulMar has a network of 25 offices, opening recently 7 more offices – one in Pleven and 6 in Sofia.

    2016
  3. Kreston BulMar was officially recognised as the Bulgarian superbrand by the international organisation for business quality assurance Superbrands, based in London.

    Kreston BulMar opened 2 new offices– in Stara Zagora and Vidin.

    2015
  4. Kreston BulMar became member of the third European Parliament of Enterprises in Brussels.

    Kreston BulMar opened 3 new offices – 1 in Sevlievo and 2 in Sofia.

    2014
  5. Kreston BulMar hosted the annual conference of Kreston International for Europe, Asia and the Middle East regions.

    Kreston BulMar launched the first accounting and business calculators for smart phones in Bulgaria which benefit all accountants and businessmen.

    Kreston BulMar opened 9 new offices in Bulgaria – in Plovdiv, Dobrich, Vratsa, Montana, Razgrad, Smolyan, Haskovo, Petrich and Nessebar.

    2013
  6. Kreston BulMar launched the Accounting-Seminars.com system – online video-seminars on taxes and accounting. Each year, 108 video tutorials on various professional subjects are produced, for viewing by students, accountants, and consultants at any time.

    Kreston BulMar opened 1 new office – in Burgas.

    2012
  7. Kreston BulMar launched the expert website Balans.bg, sharing there its full professional knowledge to demonstrate its capacity and expertise as it believes this allows its experts to improve further.

    Kreston BulMar launched the expert website Balans.bg, sharing there its full professional knowledge to demonstrate its capacity and expertise as it believes this allows its experts to improve further.

    Kreston BulMar opened 2 new offices in the country – in Sliven and in Kyustendil.

    Kreston BulMar became the first company in Bulgaria and the 70th company in the world to receive a certificate for training and consulting centre for Central and Eastern Europe on the issues of sustainable development reporting, awarded by Global Reporting Initiative (centre for cooperation within the UN Environment Programme). Bulgaria became the 36th country in the world with a local certified organisation that can deliver trainings, consulting and audit of corporate sustainable development reports.


    Kreston BulMar became the first company in Bulgaria and the 110th company in the world certified by the AccountAbility as auditor of sustainable development reports under the АА1000 AS standard.

    Kreston BulMar opened 2 new offices in the country – in Sliven and in Kyustendil.

    Kreston BulMar became the first company in Bulgaria and the 70th company in the world to receive a certificate for training and consulting centre for Central and Eastern Europe on the issues of sustainable development reporting, awarded by Global Reporting Initiative (centre for cooperation within the UN Environment Programme). Bulgaria became the 36th country in the world with a local certified organisation that can deliver trainings, consulting and audit of corporate sustainable development reports.

    Kreston BulMar became the first company in Bulgaria and the 110th company in the world certified by the AccountAbility as auditor of sustainable development reports under the АА1000 AS standard.

    2011
  8. Kreston BulMar became the first consulting company in Bulgaria certified under the ISO 27001 standard – IT security management.

    Kreston BulMar established an Accounting College – a permanent school for accountants, where over 120 persons are trained annually.

    Kreston BulMar launched Fakturirane.bg – a professional web-based system for issuance of invoices which is free for use by all Bulgarian businesses.

    Kreston BulMar launched the weekly financial digest Financial Week.

    Kreston BulMar opened its first 4 offices in the country – in Veliko Tarnovo, Pernik, Silistra, and Kardjali.

    2010
  9. BulMar became a full and exclusive partner of Kreston International for Bulgaria – one of the biggest networks of independent and consulting companies in the world.

    Kreston BulMar was approved as Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft.

    2009
  10. Preparation began for the expansion of BulMar across the country through a network of offices.

    2008
  11. The subsidiary of BulMar, Smart Corporate Solutions, became the first VMWare Enterprise Partner for Bulgaria.

    BulMar became the first company in Bulgaria whose IT infrastructure is fully built and based on VMWare solutions for server visualisation, with the highest level of security of information.

    BulMar College was granted a Licence by the National Academy for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) for training in “Accounting” in the third qualification degree (vocational college).

    2007
  12. BulMar became a full non-exclusive partner of Moore Stephens International for Bulgaria. The partnership between the two companies continued until 2009.

    2006
  13. BulMar is one of the originators behind the restoration of Sofia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was re-established after its closure.

    2005
  14. BulMar става кореспондент на Moore Stephens International за България.

    BulMar became correspondent of Moore Stephens International for Bulgaria.

    Еmil Popov was elected chairman of the Association of Accounting Companies in Bulgaria.

    Еmil Popov was elected chairman of the Association of Accounting Companies in Bulgaria.

    2004
  15. BulMar fully decentralised its business via specialised subsidiaries providing a wide range of business services in accounting, payroll, legal services, financial audit, business consulting, business assessments, business software solutions and vocational training.

    2003
  16. BulMar relocated to a new and modern office meeting all requirements for comfortable work and perfect servicing of clients.

    BulMar introduced regular quarterly exams to evaluate the qualification of its accountants.

    2002
  17. BulMar began launched the monthly tax digest BulMar Report, renamed to TAX & Budget Report in January 2017.

    2001
  18. BulMar became the first accounting company in Bulgaria to be certified under the ISO 9001 standard – quality management.

    BulMar Office was successfully launched on the market and won a gold medal at the autumn fair in Plovdiv.

    2000
  19. The BulMar Office accounting and business software was successfully implemented in the accounting department of BulMar.

    BulMar introduced a specialised year-round programme for training of its accountants. The programme expanded and improved over the years and served as a basis for establishment of the Accounting College and year-round open seminars in accounting and taxes.

    1999
  20. BulMar started development of its own package of accounting and business software BulMar Office, so as to have the best tool for provision of services to its clients and offer a professional and integrated solution to all peers.

    1998
  21. BulMar became co-founder of the Association of the Accounting Companies in Bulgaria and one of its most prominent members until present.

    1997
  22. BulMar was founded by Emil Popov. At the beginning the team consisted of four persons and provided only accounting services and distribution of accounting and business software.

    1996

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