US Tax Junior Consultant/ Preparer with a Swiss or any EU Nationality, Moore Stephens Emerson, Zurich

MOORE STEPHENS EMERSON GmbH is a local Swiss Firm specializing in US Taxation. The original firm was established in 2006 by Clint Emerson, a former Deloitte director. Through the merger with the US firm Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew in 2017, our growing firm has become part of the world-wide network of the Moore Stephens companies. For more information please visit our local website or the international website

In Zurich/Switzerland, our main expertise is US tax compliance for individuals, US citizens and green card holders. However, we are also involved in US reporting for foreign trusts and certain foreign corporations and we also help banks with clients who have US estate tax issues. Our clients (individuals, trusts, legal advisors, corporations and financial institutions) are located in Switzerland and other European cities and we take pride in maintaining a high client service standard.

Due to the recent merger we seek to grow our team and expand our services in the Zurich office.

We are looking for a

US Tax Junior Consultant/Preparer with a Swiss or any EU Nationality

The candidate needs to have an existing valid work permit for Switzerland, or carries a Swiss or any EU passport to apply for this Junior Consultant/Preparer career training position. Please note that we are unable to get any Swiss work permits for this Junior Consultant position for candidates with other nationalities.

Applicants need to have worked at least 1 to 2 years in an US individual tax compliance function with one of the Big 4 accounting firm in Switzerland, the US, Canada or in other parts of Europe, actually preparing the returns and handling issues for US clients living abroad.

For a fast learner, we offer an exciting position in Zurich/Switzerland with lots of responsibilities and challenges.
The position involves understanding local Swiss tax returns and working on a variety of US tax issues, including Federal and State tax compliance for individual US citizens and green card holders, as well as for beneficiaries of foreign trusts.

After an appropriate introduction period, you will be joining our managers to meet with new and existing clients, discuss their situations and prepare their tax returns. You will be participating in our annual international Moore Stephens training program.


Only candidates with a exsisting valid Swiss work permit or with a Swiss or any EU nationality are able to apply, as no first time Swiss work permits can be obtained for candidates for this junior consultant position.

German or native English speaker, German language courses are available

IT knowledge
Proficient Excel knowledge, Microsoft office applications and ideally worked with CCH Pro System FX.

University Degree with an accounting major, in preparation or willing to take CPA or EA certification.

US Individual Tax Work Experience
Our ideal candidate has at least 1 or 2 years of full time compliance work experience within a US individual tax group with one of the big 4 accounting firms or with any prominent American or Canadian tax firm.

Permanent local position with a long-term career plan
International team
Salary level depending on experience
Performance based bonus program
Generous retirement and insurance benefits
Some relocation assistance will be granted if applied from abroad
Financial help with German language training
5 weeks of vacation

If your background matches our job description and you have a valid Swiss work permit or carry a Swiss or any other EU citizenship, please send your résumé directly to Barbara M. Emerson, Director of Finance, HR and Administration, with some background information how many US tax returns you have prepared, and why you would like to join our team as a Junior Consultant in Zurich/Switzerland. Please visit our local website or
Please do not hesitate to call +41 43 433 10 40 Barbara Emerson for more information if you are a valid candidate.

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