Bookkeeping company

What is a bookkeeping company?

Bookkeeping firms are service companies whose task is to take care of the bookkeeping of their clients, ie companies and associations in various fields, and to provide other services related to financial administration.

Bookkeeping companies duties

The main tasks of the bookkeeping firm include monthly bookkeeping, tax returns, payroll, invoicing management, financial statement work and all kinds of advice related to customers’ taxation and operations.

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Working in bookkeeping company

Typically, it is conceivable that bookkeeping firms employ only accountants. In small bookkeeping firms with a few people, this may be the case, but larger companies also employ other professionals. Examples of these are, for example, customer service, sales or legal professionals.

The best thing about working in an Bookkeeping firm is cooperation with the client and the opportunity to get to know different industries.


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Bookkeeping companies pricing

The pricing of bookkeeping firms can vary greatly. Differences in pricing are often due to the structure, scope and pricing method of the services.

Invoicing can be based on, for example, the number of different bookkeeping transactions, the company’s turnover, the company’s special needs or monthly prices.


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Bookkeeping companies in Finland

The number of Bookkeeping firms in Finland has remained relatively stable. In total, there are more than 4,000 Bookkeeping firms in Finland, which employ a total of about 12,000 professionals in the field. More information on the Bookkeeping firm can be found on the website of the Financial Management Association.

How to select bookkeeping company?

You should take the time to choose an bookkeeping firm and think about what kind of service you need. The choice is greatly influenced by the company’s own needs now and in the future, as well as the company’s size class.

For example, it is important for a start-up company to choose an bookkeeping firm that can help with all everyday matters, while a longer-term entrepreneur may not need as much regular interaction because things are familiar for a longer period of time.

Electronic Bookkeeping company

Nowadays, the term “electronic bookkeeping firm” is often heard, what does it mean?

An electronic bookkeeping firm often refers to an bookkeeping firm that can be transacted through various electronic channels. In practice, this means, for example, that the supporting documents included in the accounts can be submitted by e-mail or through various systems.

There are many benefits to e-business compared to the so-called old way. One major advantage is speed and ease. For example, a customer can send a picture of a cash receipt immediately after making a purchase, so that the receipt does not disappear or be damaged in the pocket of the clothes.

Electronic tools also provide an excellent way to store, for example, purchase receipts in the same place for a possible future need. This allows you to return to them later.

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Bookkeeping software

There are many different types of software available in Finland that are used by bookkeeping firms.

The most popular products are the Visma product family Visma Fivaldi, Netvisor and the Procountor system.

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