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Wide-ranging cooperation in financial management: Case Certego

Certego is the leading supplier of security solutions in Nordic countries with 18 facilities in Finland, over 70 facilities in Nordic countries, approximately 1200 employees and a revenue of more than €200 million. In early 2021 Certego was looking for an interim Financial Controller for a maternity leave replacement. The partnership with NIS led to nearly 1,5 years of cooperation covering various finance tasks along with implementation and testing of Certego’s new ERP system.

The collaboration between NIS and Certego started with the interim Financial Controller services, where the primary responsibilities included external accounting, group reporting, taxation and being the key user of the financial software. During the period of cooperation, Certego went through a change of ownership when the Swedish private equity company Nalka Invest AB acquired them. NIS played a key role in the disengagement of Certego from its former parent company as a result of the acquisition. NIS’s expertise in ERP configuration and testing proved to be beneficial when Certego started the implementation of the new system. In addition to Finland, the project work was conducted in the other Nordic countries as well.

Certego has been very satisfied with the expertise and professional approach of NIS. “We have been delighted with the cooperation. Milla, who came to work with us as a Financial Controller, quickly absorbed the responsibilities, routines and month-to-month procedures of the role. She also played a key role when Certego was separated from its parent company through an acquisition and we launched a completely new reporting model for Certego Group,” says Akseli Alinikula, CFO of Certego Group. He continues, “In addition to her contribution, Milla also became a valued member of our finance team, and her positive attitude and enthusiastic work ethic will be missed after the project is completed.”

Based on the positive feedback, the cooperation with NIS could continue in the future if similar needs arise. Furthermore, Certego is ready to recommend NIS for other demanding financial accounting tasks.

Thank you for the cooperation!


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