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Old 15.09.2020, 12:20
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US CPA converting to Swiss Equivalent

Has anyone had experience or know someone who does trying to get the Swiss equivalent CPA or Audit Expert certification who received their education and CPA license in the US?

I just started working with a big 4 firm here in CH and it would be helpful for my career if I can sign here, but apparently the US doesn't have reciprocity with Switzerland directly so I would have to start from scratch on the Swiss CPA (a 3 year process - I'd rather change careers than go that route). I'm convinced there must be other options though (for example, can I get my certification recognized by another country that does have reciprocity with Switzerland?).

I'm sure I'm not the only person who has tried to figure this out, but I'm not having much luck with internet searches so I'd love to pick the brains of people who may have researched this further and hopefully had some success!
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Re: US CPA converting to Swiss Equivalent

AFIAK, there is no way to convert a US CPA to a Swiss one. The "quickest" way I have found is to get a masters degree in Switzerland.


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Old 23.09.2020, 10:15
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Re: US CPA converting to Swiss Equivalent

See also https://www.expertsuisse.ch/zertifik...%20Swiss%20Law
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Re: US CPA converting to Swiss Equivalent

I guess I can't edit my posts? Apparently there is a course you can take to learn the Swiss law portion, and I think then you can be recognized by Switzerland as an accountant.



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Re: US CPA converting to Swiss Equivalent

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I guess I can't edit my posts? Apparently there is a course you can take to learn the Swiss law portion, and I think then you can be recognized by Switzerland as an accountant.



https://www.expertsuisse.ch/dynasite...=en&skipfurl=1
Only if you are already a member of the profession in another EU/EEA country.
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