Source : http://www.experten.ftd.de http://www.experten.de/NET/epn/12325.epnnews
(by RA Fiala – https://www.fiala.de) From a German point of view, it is surprising that every baker or butcher in Switzerland is allowed to call himself an “auditor” (WP) or to found a fiduciary company. The professional title “Wirtschaftsprüfer” is not protected in Switzerland.
Anyone who now wants to know whether a confirmation comes from a “genuine” auditor can easily find this out on the Internet, because the names are listed at http://www.treuhandkammer.ch.
If it is not a WP who is a member there, then any attestations and confirmations are obviously worthless according to the professional code of conduct of the Chamber of Trustees. A conversation with lawyers in Switzerland reveals that it unfortunately happens all too often that “fake” auditors make “declarations of convenience” – a circumstance that can also have criminal repercussions in Switzerland.
(Inverse News Collection April 2007, 11)
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