Accounting

Accounting from A to Z

We take care of all tasks in the field of financial accounting for you. The exchange of data can be done fully electronically via a secure portal. We take care of the correct, efficient and timely processing of data and the preparation and submission of all relevant declarations, such as VAT and social security declarations. You can also entrust us with communication and coordination with the authorities.

Our experts not only take care of the accounting, but also act proactively as your personal financial manager and controller. In addition, we can also coordinate and supervise tasks in other areas for you, such as auditors and tax and legal advisors.

VAT

We can handle all VAT-related tasks for you. This includes VAT registration for new businesses, preparation and submission of VAT returns, annual turnover reconciliations and write-offs when activities in Switzerland are terminated. In addition, we support our clients in VAT audits.

Do you do your own bookkeeping and want to outsource the VAT work? We will be happy to :

  • Check the VAT transactions in your accounts on a quarterly basis;
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns;
  • Communicate directly with the authorities.

Many of our clients also benefit from our extensive experience as VAT consultants and our in-depth knowledge of the legal requirements in Switzerland. In doing so, we also work closely with our tax experts to ensure that VAT issues are handled correctly and sensibly, both from a tax and accounting perspective.

Annual financial statements and statutory annual financial statements

Many of our national and international clients keep their accounts in-house and entrust RSM with the preparation of annual and statutory financial statements in accordance with Swiss law. In doing so, we can also prepare reconciliations between the annual financial statements according to international standards and Swiss law. This ensures that the financial statements prepared in accordance with international standards also meet local requirements. The focus is not only on the legal requirements. We also ensure that the relevant evidence is prepared in accordance with generally accepted Swiss practice. We also take on important tasks for our clients in the context of external audits. We support both the auditors and, in the case of audits, the tax authorities.

Interim support in your accounting team

Do you need short-term support for your accounting team? Our experts will be happy to help you on site. We do not only provide personnel resources. If necessary, we can also call on additional expertise in the areas of payroll , taxes, auditing and consulting.

Council

Many of our clients also benefit from our extensive experience as consultants and our in-depth knowledge of the legal requirements in Switzerland. We are happy to act as a sparring partner for your CEO, CFO or controller and help you, for example, to clarify complex VAT cases, prepare annual financial statements and statutory financial statements.

Corporate compliance

The legislator imposes far-reaching requirements on companies in Switzerland. We proactively assist the management and/or the board of directors in complying with the legal requirements, for example in keeping the minutes of the annual general meetings or in electing company representatives.

Your contacts

For French or English, please contact:

 

Olivier Bétrisey
Partner
E: [email protected]
T: +41 22 888 50 10

For German or English, please contact:

 

Thomas Laube
Partner
E: [email protected]
T: +41 43 488 5116

How can we help you?

Contact us by phone +41 43 488 5100 (Zurich) , +41 21 311 00 53 (Lausanne) or  +41  22 888 5050 (Geneva) or submit your questions, comments, or proposal requests.

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