Accounting professions - exercise - termination of voluntary suspension

General information

Persons and firms having temporarily withdrawn their licence to exercise their management accountancy profession on a self-employed basis and intending to resume the self-employed exercise of this profession must report termination of suspension in writing to the competent authority.

The President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber will prohibit the resumption of this business activity under the corresponding conditions. A written notice must be issued about the prohibition of resumption. The accountant has the right to file a complaint against the decision of the President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber at the federal administrative court [Landesverwaltungsgericht].

Required documents

  • Documentary proof of identity;
  • Certificates or supporting documents concerning satisfaction of requirements;


Termination of voluntary suspension must be reported in writing without delay.

The competent authority must refuse resumption of economic activity under the corresponding conditions without delay, but no later than six months after the request was filed.


Reports are free of charge.

Legal basis

Section 41German text paragraphs 4 to 9 of the Bilanzbuchhaltungsgesetz 2014German text (BiBuG 2014)


The report can be submitted in writing to the competent authority.


Persons who want to exercise management accountancy professions must meet the following requirements for being publicly appointed:

  • Full legal capacity;
  • Special trustworthiness;
  • Well-ordered finances;
  • Valid errors and omissions insurance policy;
  • Existing office address; and
  • A successfully passed professional examination for the accountancy profession in question.

Resumption of activity following voluntary suspension of licence must be refused if no supporting documents concerning the satisfaction of general requirements are submitted or if the general requirements for exercising the profession are not satisfied; or in cases of resumption of activity by a natural person after more than seven years of voluntary suspension unless primarily relevant activities were performed during this period.


Responsible department

The President of the Austrian Federal Economic ChamberGerman text [Der Präsident der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich]

PLEASE NOTE Complaints will be decided by the federal administrative court [Landesverwaltungsgericht] in question.

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