«My competence»

Markus Metzger

Qualifications

Federally Certified Business Economist, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Certified Tax Specialist, Academy of the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants 
Federally Certified VAT Expert, Open University (Fernfachhochschule) Switzerland
Executive Master in Business Administration (eMBA), University of Zurich 
Swiss Association for Continuing Education and Training 1, Academy For Adult Education Switzerland

Professional experience

Markus Metzger worked for the first 17 years of his career in various positions in the transport and logistics sector. 

He then worked for around 13 years as a tax specialist and partner with a large multi-national auditing and consulting company. During this period, he built up a new branch office in Zug and at the same time headed the company’s VAT centre of expertise. 

Throughout this time, one of his main activities was lecturing at internal and external courses, seminars (see also under MAM Business GmbH). 

On 1 December 2013, Markus Metzger established Tax Team AG based in Cham (ZG), together with Branko Balaban.

Languages

German, English, French and Italian

Additional activities

2002 – 2010 Audit Commission for the commune of Mettmenstetten:
four years as a member and four years as chairman

Lecturing activities

  • Since 2013 Swiss Fiduciary (sections Graubünden, Zürich and Zentralschweiz):
    lecturer on VAT 
  • Since 2013 KV Zurich Business School:
    lecturer on VAT and direct taxes for the course on accounting, fiduciary services and taxation (www.kvz-weiterbildung.ch)
  • Since 2008 Commercial Education and Training Centre Zug (KBZ): 
    lecturer on VAT in the course for the federally certified fiduciary qualification; lecturer on VAT in the course on accounting, fiduciary services and taxation, and in the postgraduate specialised course on taxation; lecturer on accounting and business management at the Commercial School; lecturer on accounting for the refresher course in preparation for the admission examination for the PET College and vocational baccalaureate (www.zg.ch)
  • Since 2008 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU):
    lecturer on VAT for the modules on taxation and law for SMEs, and the specialised module on commune finances (www.hslu.ch)
  • Since 2005 EXPERTsuisse:
    lecturer on VAT in the course for certified auditors and lecturer on VAT for the module on professional judgement (www.academies.ch)
  • Since 2005 EXPERTsuisse:
    responsible for 5 – 10 one-day seminars with various speakers on the subject of taxation and social insurance, and lecturer on VAT at other one-day seminars (www.academies.ch)
  • Since 2004 Campus Sursee:
    lecturer on direct taxation and VAT in the course for certified master builders  (bildungszentrum.campus-sursee.ch)
  • 2004 – 2009 Swiss Fiduciary School (STS) and Swiss Fiduciary Institute (STI):
    lecturer on VAT at the congress and in various courses
  • 2003 – 2010 veb.ch:
    lecturer on national and international VAT at symposia, at the veb College and at one-day seminars in preparation for the federal examinations
  • 2003 – 2006 Open University (Fernfachhochschule) Switzerland/veb.ch:
    module manager and lecturer for continuing education and training in national and international VAT law
  • 1996 – 2005 Sponsor organisation for the Advanced Federal PET Diploma for personal assistants, Zurich: 
    • expert examiner and module manager for the section on corporate social affairs

Information on current lectures and courses can be found under the heading «News»