I am accountant living and working in Geneva (ACA though), I will try and aswer your questions: Could someone similar who is trying to, or has succeeded in, doing this, let me know how easy/difficult it was?
If you have the right skills, in my opinion, it is quite easy to get accountancy jobs in Geneva, there are a lot to choose from! Did you go through a recruitment agent? If so, which ones did you find the best?
All the jobs I was offered were through agents, the job I have now is via MP, although I honestly don't rate them that high.. The best way to get a job is to be here, and the best website I found was www.jobup.ch
, although there are others Also, my French is school-level, but I certainly hope to achieve fluency in this while I'm there. Do you think this will hinder my search?
Probably, as you will have less choice, although I don't speak a word of French
As for the waiting for the permit, I am not sure what the law actually states, but I started work and my first day the application for a B permit was put in (and I know other companies that also let you fill in the application on your first day..)
Anything else, let me know!