VAT Expertise Sàrl

Virginie Favre

vfavre@vatexpertise.ch

+41.78.400.33.06

©2019 by Virginie Favre.

VAT Expertise Sàrl

Swiss VAT Expert to Assist You with all your Swiss Indirect Tax Matters

One Stop Shop for all your Swiss Indirect Tax Needs

VAT Expertise Sàrl is a small firm based in Geneva, led by subject matter expert, Virginie Favre.

The firm delivers exceptional value to small and medium sized clients, helping with complex VAT advisory and compliance services. 

The firm is also able to deliver customized VAT trainings.

Let us know how we can help!

We can

HELP YOU WITH

Advisory Services in VAT, Customs and Excise Duties | VAT Audits Support | Advanced  VAT Rulings | Due Diligence (Buy/Sell) | Real Estate VAT I Finance VAT | VAT compliance services | Customized Trainings  

MASTER'S DEGREE IN PRIVATE LAW, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM

2008 - 2009

Part of ERASMUS Programme for one year.

BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN LAW, ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITÉ JEAN MOULIN LYON 3, FRANCE

2004 - 2007

Magistère Juriste d’Affaires 1ère année
Licence IUP Spécialiste Juriste d’entreprise, option Juriste d’affaires
Licence de Droit et Sciences Politiques, mention Droit

Virginie Favre  |Curriculum Vitae

Background & Expertise

FOUNDING PARTNER OF VAT EXPERTISE SARL 

Since January 2019 

Strong knowledge of VAT, customs & excise duties  l  Long term experience in VAT consultancy, VAT compliance, requests for refund of foreign VAT, voluntary disclosure, VAT audits, negotiations with tax authorities and implementation of tax control frameworks  l Strong in chain of events analysis: problem/root cause analysis, problem solutions, expectation management and successful solution implementation including KPI development  l  Expert in explaining VAT & duties specialist knowledge into easy-to-understand language  l  Taking initiative, responsibility and accountability  l  Emphasising to deliver value add and keeping it simple  l  Skilled at talking at different hierarchy levels  l  Easy speaker  l  Long term experience in project leadership, deliverables, time planning, budgeting and management  l  Persistent and persuasive in achieving goals  l  Long term experience with identifying training needs and originating training development  l  Building and maintaining relationships with tax officers based on trust and reliability  l  Professor of VAT at the Faculty of the Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BERNEY ASSOCIÉS SA, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

February 2015 - December 2018

Led the VAT Practice for BERNEY ASSOCIES SA

Advisory services in VAT, customs and excise duties (Swiss and European level)   l   Swiss VAT audits in various industries, including banks  l  Due diligence (both buyer and seller sides)   l  Swiss VAT Compliance  l  Imports of aircrafts into Swiss territory  l  Specialization in the Real Estate and Finance VAT   l  Preparation of various trainings customized to clients’ needs (presented to large audiences)  l  Knowledge of  basic Swiss Corporate Tax matters  l  Accounting Support

SENIOR VAT CONSULTANT, ERNST & YOUNG LTD, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

September 2010 - January 2015

Swiss and European Indirect Tax: Advisory and Compliance services for large and medium MNEs

MASTER'S DEGREE IN COMMERCIAL AND TAX LAW, UNIVERSITÉ JEAN MOULIN LYON 3, FRANCE

2007 - 2010

Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise (DJCE) l Magistère Juriste d’Affaires 3ème année  l  Master 2 Droit des affaires et fiscalité

MASTER'S DEGREE IN PRIVATE LAW, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM (ERASMUS)

2009