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Deloitte gains two new representatives at the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Experts

Deloitte professionals Achim Schäfer and Dr. Christine Csibi have been appointed to two important positions within the Treuhand-Kammer, the Swiss Institute of Certified Accounts and Tax Experts.

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Zurich, 23 June 2014 - “With this presence in the Swiss Institute of Certified Accounts and Tax Experts, Deloitte makes an important contribution to the Swiss auditing and accounting profession. We are also well-placed to deliver services which benefit from direct access to the knowledge and research of the Institute, enabling us to adapt quickly to new developments”, comments Stuart Diack, Lead Partner for Quality & Risk Management at Deloitte in Switzerland.

The following two Deloitte professionals are new members of the Institute: 

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Achim Schäfer

Achim Schäfer, an Audit Partner at Deloitte in Switzerland, joins the Auditing Commission which looks at the technical development of financial audits and includes various sub-committees that deal with specific audit matters. He is specialised in Audit Quality and Risk Management and has more than 20 years’ experience in the audit of large companies in the Manufacturing and Consumer Business industry.

Dr. Christine Csibi

Dr. Christine Csibi, an Audit Director at Deloitte in Switzerland, joins the Accounting Commission which looks at questions in relation to the Swiss code of obligations. She has more than 10 years’ experience in providing assurance and advisory services to industrial companies and has a specific focus on developing audit best practices and methodologies.

Both commissions are responsible for developing and implementing guidelines and practice aids in relation to Swiss auditing standards and published Q&As. With their experience, the Deloitte experts actively support the Institute’s aim to maintain a strong Swiss economy. 

About the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Experts

The Treuhand-Kammer, the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Experts, is the leading association in the fiduciary and auditing sector and represents the professional fields of auditing, advisory, financial reporting and tax consulting services. Over 900 companies (with approx. 14,000 employees) and more than 5,000 individuals use its services. All members of the Institute have expert qualifications and are required to engage regularly in continuing professional development.

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About Deloitte in Switzerland

Deloitte is a leading accounting and consulting company in Switzerland and provides industry-specific services in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance. With approximately 1,100 employees at six locations in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich (headquarters), Deloitte serves companies and institutions of all legal forms and sizes in all industry sectors. Deloitte AG is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). DTTL member firms comprise of approximately 200,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world. 

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Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are leading business advisers, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through more than 12,600 exceptional people across the UK and Switzerland. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, it is dedicated to helping its clients and people excel.

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