The clients of Baker Tilly Spiess are mainly small and medium-sized firms (SME's), whose workforce ranges from 10 to 500 people, who are owned by individuals who generally reside in the canton, or at least the country, where their firms have their head office. We offer these firms our services in the areas of tax management, financial statements, accounting advice and book-keeping, outsourcing of financial management, drawing-up of business plans and strategic planning.
Partnering SME's in the fields of industry, service and finance for over twenty years has given us a solid grounding and understanding of the needs and characteristics of these particular firms.
Each and every firm who places their trust in us can rest assured of our commitment to provide high quality and value added services, thanks to our perfectly trained and experienced specialists, who are able to rapidly understand the matter at hand.
In the matter of audit, we generally offer smaller SME's a limited statutory examination. However, an ordinary audit becomes necessary for firms that employ more than 250 persons, or have a turnover of more than CHF 40 million and a balance sheet with a bottom figure over CHF 20 million. Nevertheless, even firms of moderate size frequently opt for an ordinary audit, recognizing the need for an efficient system of internal control that allows them to obtain the certification of their external auditor. In addition to the audit report, we give the client a memorandum of recommendations, also called a management letter.
By calling on Baker Tilly Spiess, equipped to offer several types of services simultaneously, SME's can benefit from "one stop shopping". These various services will be rendered within the strict requirements of independence imposed by the law, the professional ethics and the Swiss Audit Oversight Board.
Our global objective is to relieve entrepreneurs of the day to day financial, accounting and fiscal problems, thus allowing them to concentrate fully on their main activity, managing the firm.