Event series − VAT in ERP systems: how does it challenge IT, the Tax Administration and tax experts?

Register Online to our upcoming series of events on VAT in ERP systems: how does it challenge IT, the Tax Administration and tax experts?

ERP systems are often not equipped to handle the complex requirements of VAT correctly, flexibly and efficiently without extra work or manual intervention.

The legal requirements are constantly changing, and on the basis of the OECD guidelines many countries are exchanging data or demanding evermore detailed information from taxpayers. Organisations are well on the way to transparency.

At these events we’ll be discussing the views of our clients, looking at the different needs of the IT and tax functions, and finally sharing some insights from the Tax Administration.

The aim of the events is to talk about experiences and needs, learn from each other, and build ‘best practice’ together. If required this dialogue can be continued afterwards within our “ITX ERP Support Community”. In the beginning, the questions and the coordination of the same language in the cooperation of the tax and IT department are at the company’s disposal. Our discussions will revolve around the issues that organisations face and creating a common language enabling the tax and IT functions to work together.

Have we piqued your interest? We look forward to welcoming you to one of our discussions.

The dates are planned as follows:


  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zurich


  • Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Bahnhofplatz 10, 3001 Berne


  • Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta 50, 1211 Geneva
  • This event takes place in English. To discuss your questions, local PwC colleagues will be at your disposal


  • Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, St.Jakobs-Strasse 25, 4002 Basel

The detailed programme has been published on our website www.pwc.ch/vat-erp. We are looking forward to your registration.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual PwC contact person or one of the experts below

Your contacts

Ilona Paakkala
ITX Technology Leader
Tel. +41 58 792 42 58

Sandra Wirz
Senior Manager
ITX ERP Support Responsible
Tel. +41 58 792 25 32

EU Referendum – Employers Q&A

The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for business, and we are already working to support them as these implications become clearer.

Experience has taught us that UK business is adaptable and innovative when confronted with new challenges and opportunities. Nevertheless, there will be significant uncertainty over the coming months as the detailed political and legal issues are worked out, and business confidence may be impacted.

We are committed to helping you navigate through the new political and economic landscape and adapt to changing market conditions.

Read our newsletter to answer the following questions.

  • So what happens following 23 June 2016?
  • What is the position when we exit?
  • What is the position for EU/Swiss nationals in the UK?
  • What are the possible outcomes?
  • Can UK companies still employ EU/Swiss nationals?
  • What is the position for UK nationals in the EU/Switzerland?


If you have any further questions please contact Julia Onslow-Cole or Mirela Stoia.

Switching CEOs: 50% external candidates at executive level

Last year 17.6% of the companies surveyed in Switzerland switched their CEO. External candidates are in greater demand and the preferred choice to lead a company successfully through times of transformation. Women remain underrepresented at executive level.

Read the whole press release in German and French.

To learn more visit www.strategyand.pwc.com/ceosuccess.

PwC’s Experience Center: Wanja Bont new joint leader

Wanja Bont is joining Olivier Kofler as joint leader of PwC’s Experience Center. With his many years of international advisory and practical experience, Mr Bont is set to inject new life and strength into the firm’s creative forge. His arrival means that the Experience Center now also combines “the best of advisory and agency” at executive level.

Read more in our press releases in German or French:

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Digitales Trio

FinTech: USD 150 billion expected to be invested by 2020

Traditional financial intermediaries are facing competition from FinTech companies and their technology-based business models. Of the established financial institutions, 83% take the view that the future will see new FinTech companies conquering a variety of service areas. Among banks, the figure rises to 95%. The great potential offered by cooperation with them is shown by the study “Blurred Lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services” produced by PwC.

Read more in our press releases in German and French or find the full report here.

Reto Häni – a name that stands for security

On 1 March 2016, PwC Switzerland welcomed Reto Häni as a new partner in the field of cybersecurity. Relying on his many years of experience with leading-edge information technology and in-depth skills in IT security and risk management, he will broaden PwC Switzerland’s range of offerings in this crucial area.

Please find more Information in the German or French Version of this media release.

CEO – The magazine for decision makers

Africa: a new world on an age-old continent – with 54 countries, almost 12 million square miles of surface area, close to 2,000 languages and a population of more than one billion. Some people associate the “cradle of mankind” with unaccustomed cultures and a chequered past; others espy enormous potential for growth and economic development – and they’re becoming the first movers in cleverly capitalising on those opportunities.

With this current issue of ceo Magazine, we want to bring you up to speed on the multiplicity, richness and potential of Africa. To that purpose, we’ve interviewed representatives from the fields of art, commerce, music, film and digitisation and asked them to relate their success stories as well as their interpretations of the relationship between Africa and Switzerland.

Read the ceo Magazine online here.

Download the ceo Magazine as PdF here.

Get your own printed copy via ceo.magazine@ch.pwc.com.

Strategy Health Check

Business life is more complex than ever: every day, we face the challenges of extreme market volatility, more and more pressure from competitors and vanishing margins, not to mention the enduring strength of the Swiss franc.

It’s vital to tackle challenges like these proactively, especially if yours is a family business or an SME. Purely financial or operational tools don’t quite do the job. The only robust basis for growth is to be far-sighted and leave nothing out of the picture. This is where PwC’s Strategy Health Check comes in.

Analyse your company in just a few minutes
With our online tool, free of charge and fast-working, you can systematically assess areas of activity and spot opportunities – gaining valuable insights into key issues, such as:

  • How strong is the company right now?
  • What strategic gaps need to be closed?
  • Where does your company stand when compared with other SMEs?

Start the online check

Technological advances – hot topic for Swiss CEOs

Technological advances (72%), demographic shifts (69%), resource scarcity and climate change and the shift in global economic power (44% each) – these are the megatrends that Swiss CEOs are focusing on. When it comes to the growth of their companies in the next three years, Swiss CEOs remain confident. They see the greatest growth potential in Germany and the USA. These are the findings of the “19th Annual Global CEO Survey 2016”, for which PwC conducted 1,409 interviews.

Read the whole press release in German and in French. Find our “19th Annual Global CEO Survey 2016” here: www.pwc.ch/ceosurvey

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