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Accountant in Sweden

Uk to Sweden

BelleVie
post 20.Feb.2013, 02:31 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2013

Hi,

I'm newly trained as an AAT accountant in the UK and I've lived in Sweden for 10 months on/off prior with my Swedish partner. I have a personal number, and I'm learning my Swedish too.

What is the procedure for an accountant to seek work in Sweden? Apart from the language (obviously..) I understand the tax system etc is different so do you train up or ...?

Thanks.
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dgd
post 20.Feb.2013, 10:55 PM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

There are various barriers to overcome depending on the specific type of accountancy work that you are looking for. It's a tough market and generally employers will not want to employ you (as a book-keeper or accountant) unless you are nearly fluent in Swedish and have a good knowledge of the Swedish tax system. Even then, employers in Sweden will naturally favour the natives.
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BelleVie
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:08 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2013

Thank you for your reply - but I didn't ask to be told that I had to be fluent in Swedish which I already stated that I'm aware of in my original message. I asked if you need to follow training e.g a course to attain a good knowledge of the Swedish tax system - which they obviously don't teach you in any other country other than Sweden.
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wondering
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:13 PM
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Joined: 3.Oct.2011

http://vab.easycruit.com/ check here ...

http://vab.easycruit.com/vacancy/886557/41190?iso=se .. looking for someone who speaks English ... also if you know French as well there are some other jobs here.

All the best smile.gif
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BelleVie
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:15 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2013

Wow thank you so much Wondering
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dgd
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:18 PM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

BelleVie

I suggest you re-read your original post. You may need, firstly, to master English before attempting Swedish. A little more humility will serve you well in your quest for work.
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Yorkshireman
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:34 PM
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Joined: 22.Nov.2011

Here i a little light reading, and a couple of organisations that might prove useful:

EU basic info with a few links about Accounts-Sweden
http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/manag...en/index_en.htm

FAR - Branchorganisationen för revisorer och rådgiverare (I linked you to the recognition of foreign qualifications wink.gif )
http://www.far.se/In-English/Recognition-o...Qualifications/

Bokföringsnämnden (only 1 page available in English, rest is Swedish)
http://www.bfn.se/english.aspx

(as they say...Note: There is no official translation of the accounting legislation or the standard setting into English)
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BelleVie
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:36 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2013

QUOTE (dgd @ 20.Feb.2013, 10:18 PM) *
BelleVie. I suggest you re-read your original post. You may need, firstly, to master English before attempting Swedish. A little more humility will serve you well in your quest for work.

dgd, before you sprout off and get on your high horse - I suggest you re-read the thread. Being self righteous (and not to mention ignorant) gets you nowhere I'm afraid. I come on here seeking advice, and what do I get? I get a response from Captain Obvious.
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BelleVie
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:38 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2013

QUOTE (Yorkshireman @ 20.Feb.2013, 10:34 PM) *
Here i a little light reading, and a couple of organisations that might prove useful:EU basic info with a few links about Accounts-Swedenhttp://europa.eu/youreurope/business/m ... (show full quote)

Thank you for your (constructive) advice also YorkshireMan! I'm glad there's actually some readers who read my message correctly *wink*
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dgd
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:47 PM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

Sprout off? That's a new one.

Where in your original post did you state that you are aware for the need for FLUENCY in Swedish? This is the adult world now and you need to get real.

When assistance/advice is offered on this forum it is often blunt and brusque; you will need to learn to deal with this.
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BelleVie
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:55 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2013

You're boring me now. Please do hush, or go learn some social skills. Clearly the other members on this forum aren't as cynical and bitter as you. Remember to smile, it gets you a long way.

Thank you for the other replies they were extremely helpful. :-)
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dgd
post 20.Feb.2013, 11:59 PM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

Please tell me that you're 15 years old and we can all have a smile laugh.gif
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djmarko
post 21.Feb.2013, 08:37 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 18.Jan.2007

Bellevie ignore the negative posts! There are so many dullards in here, this you will get to know in time!
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dgd
post 21.Feb.2013, 10:20 AM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

QED laugh.gif
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