This website uses Cookies. You will accept these by click on the button "continue". For more information read our page "Private Policy".

Chartered Accountants – Trainee Accountants – Registration

General Information

Trainee accountants must register in writing with the Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants (Kammer der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftprüfer). The Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants (Kammer der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer) must issue a declaratory decision based on receipt of a trainee accountant’s registration whether and from which date the registered trainee is to be considered a trainee accountant.

Requirements

Trainee accountants must register with the Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants (Kammer der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer) in writing and

  • must have taken the matriculation or entrance qualification examination, and
  • practise relevant activities primarily with chartered accountants

Deadline

No special deadlines need to be observed.

Please note

The practice time required for admission to the professional examination as a candidate for a profession does not begin to run until the qualification as a candidate for a profession has been established.

Competent Authority

Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public AccountantsGerman text (Kammer der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer)

Procedure

The report necessary for a declaratory decision on recognition as trainee accountant may be submitted personally or in writing to the competent authority.

Documents Required

  • Proof of identity and address
  • Proof that the trainee accountant meets the requirements of section 41 paragraph 1 (1) WTBG 2017
  • Confirmation by the employing professional about the employment regulated by section 41 paragraph 1 (2) WTBG 2017.

Expenses

  • Official decision
    • EUR 14,30 federal fee

Additional Information

Berufsanwärter (KSW) German text

Legal Basis

Sections 40, 41 and 42 of the Wirtschaftstreuhandberufsgesetz 2017 (WTBG 2017)

Expert Information

There is no expert information available.

To Form

Chartered accountancy professions – trainee accountant – registration German text

last update: 10 April 2020

responsible for content: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs