Nicole Schöni

  • Company: BDO AG
  • Position: Deputy Director
  • Remit / main activity: Planning, execution and conclusion of audits, communication with clients
  • Highest academic qualification: state-certified auditor
  • Years of professional experience: 18
  • Place of work: Grenchen



What makes my work exciting?

  • Working with a wide variety of people  
  • Insight into various business models 
  • Use of varied programmes 

Why did I enter the profession?

  • Flair for numbers  
  • Use of electronic media  

What challenges does my work present?

  • Balancing act between the options available and the client’s wishes 
  • Need to adapt communication to suit each stakeholder group and objective 

How does my work benefit the economy?

  • By providing certainity

What is important to me in my client relationships? 

  • Trust

What is currently important for my clients in our cooperation (keyword: coronavirus)?

  • Having a qualified contact person even in an unusual situation  
  • Adapting how we work together depending on what is possible for the client  

How has the industry changed? What are the challenges for the future? 

  • Digitisation  
  • Analysis using computer programmes is gaining importance 
  • Automated preparation of financial statements, which means that random sampling checks are becoming increasingly important 
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