Public Sector

The future is already here for the federal government, cantons and municipalities

The public sector stands on the brink of major changes

For example, technological advances will substantially influence life in our cities. So-called smart cities will pose a variety of challenges for municipal authorities, but at the same time they will also bring new opportunities.

To meet such challenges, the Swiss education system must align itself with the needs of the market. That will be the only way to prevent a shortage of skilled workers. In addition, the authorities will need to operate more efficiently because of the pressure to make cost savings.

Though fiscal competition and a strong Swiss franc have reduced Switzerland's appeal as a financial centre, “Swissness” is still a locational advantage we need to preserve for the future.

The public sector will have a role to play in the conflict between federalism and globalization: it will be charged with maintaining existing skills whilst also developing new ones.

Our competencies

Defence and security

The Swiss Armed Forces and the defence industry have very specific needs. In order to meet your many requirements in defence and security, we work closely with state and private organisations. As such, we offer you the global network of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which includes notable project references and years of extensive experience in Industry 4.0.

Public sector

As representatives of local authorities, cantons, the government and federal administration, you know that public service, too, is heavily influenced by global mega-trends. This not only presents you with new and highly complex duties but also gives you the opportunity to revise the services you provide and to adapt them to offer citizens greater efficiency, driven by the latest technological advancements.

Public finance

You are finance professionals in the public sector and face new challenges on a daily basis. For example, you decide to convert your reporting from HRM1 to HRM2/IPSAS and need a partner with the necessary experience to guide you. Or you want to make part of your organisation independent. Or you require assistance with gap analyses, your accounting manual, internal control system (ICS), cost and activity accounting, refining your processes, or with effective benchmarking. Whatever your plans, our professionals will apply their extensive experience with clients in federal government, cantons, and local authorities as well as their practical skills to help you achieve your goals.


Research and insights

General Allen (United States Marine Corps 4-star), Tom Modley (Global Government Defense Leader, PwC US) in discussion with Moritz Oberli (Public Industry Leader, PwC Switzerland)

The Global and Swiss Security Situation – Interview with General Allen
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Contact us

Moritz Oberli

Public Industry Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 75 27