Most entrepreneurs especially in Finland just dive right into their businesses without giving a second thought on getting an accountant. They usually do not even consider consulting one or two of them to get information about basic stuff.
Accountancy in Finland is subject to the Accounting Act and Ordinance and accounting firms can provide variety of services from keeping accounting records, accounting, tax returns, payroll calculations, cost and budget control, preparing annual accounts, invoicing to simple advice and consultation.
When you are out in the market to find an accountant, one thing you need is to trust only the experts. There are thousands of accountants in Finland but here we show you top 10 Finnish accounting firms that are authorised members of the Association of Finnish Accounting Firms, trustable, and the biggest in size compared to others.
1. Talenom Oulu
Based in Oulu, Talenom was founded in 1972, which is the largest accounting firm in Finland. It has about 210 accountants ready for consultation and it has offices in 13 cities across Finland. They already have about 4500 clients in various fields of business.
Address: Nuottasaarentie 5, 90400 Oulu
Phone: 0207 – 525000
2. Visma Services Oy
Visma has about 156 specialized accountants in Finland. However, the company has 5,300 professional employees specialzed in different fields of business process automation. Visma provides business management software and services in the Nordic region. The group comprises three divisions which are Visma Software SMB, Visma BPO, Visma Software GLA(Government & Large Accounts). It has about 340,000 customers.
Administer, which was founded in 1985, is specialized in online financial management services serving more than 1000 companies of various sizes and areas. The firm has 110 accountants in Finland. It has about about 1400 customers.
Accounter, which has 100 accountants,, provide accounting, HR and financial advisory services. It has offices in seven countries, with the latest tools and over 2,000 workers.
5. Lahden Tilikeskus Oy (Rantalainen)
Rantalainen has been active for more than 40 years. The company provides financial administration services to companies both large and small. The company is Finland’s fourth largest accounting company that employ 62 accountants. It has about 270 clients. Compared to others, this firm lacks informative website in English language.
6. UHY TietoAkseli
UHY TietoAkseli provides financial management solutions with its 45 accountants. The firms’ expertise is ICT industry. UHY TietoAkseli is the only Finnish approved member of a global UHY network, one of the world’s leading Business Management and Financial Administration networks. They mainly target Finnish companies.
With its 42 accountants, Greenstep provides accounting, payroll, paying purchase invoices, invoicing, preparing the annual report and tax returns. It has five offices in Finland with 70 employees.
8. Accounting Services Tilimatic (AST)
AST, established in 1979, has about 37 accountants. The company provides advisory and accounting services to subsidiaries and local branches of foreign companies operating in Finland. AST offers accounting services in three languages: English, Finnish and Swedish.
9. Ålands Företagsbyrå
Helsinki based Företagsbyrå has about 32 accountants. Founded in 1973, the company has around 700 customers. Four of its workers have passed the KLT accounting examination and one of them is a HTM auditor, approved by the local Chamber of Commerce.
10. Tampereen Kirjanpitotoimisto (TKT)
TKT is an accounting firm from Tampere, and has been serving companies in the Pirkanmaa region for more than 50 years. It has 38 accountants and services cover all the core functions of financial administration: bookkeeping, closing of accounts, records of accounts receivable and payable, administration of transactions and payroll, and all reporting, including monthly and annual tax reports.