How to organize accounting

Company accounting is undertaken according to an accounting plan, which depends on the sector. The “Plan comptable suisse PME” guide is the standard reference material on this subject in Switzerland.

In accounting, an accounting plan defines all of the rules on how to present company accounts. It also ensures that the financial structure is well organized. Each account is generally identified using a number. This helps categorize accounting entries and enables comparisons to be made between companies.

Many sectors, such as banking, insurance and public administration must comply with certain standards defined by law for presenting accounts. Others, such as the cooking industry, must comply with requirements that are specific to their sector. The details of each accounting plan are tailored to the individual needs of each company.

In Switzerland, the "Plan comptable suisse PME” is the standard reference document on how to draw up accounting plans for SMEs. The accounting plan is available in German, French and Italian.


PLAN COMPTABLE SUISSE PME, Markus Helbling, L.E.P. Loisirs et Pédagogie S.A., 2023 (ISBN 978-3-286-51076-0)


Last modification 16.02.2023

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