Financial Close Made Simple event in Helsinki






The Speakers

Marko Voutilainen, CEO Aico

Marko is CEO and co-founder of Aico and Finland’s leading ERP consultancy – Attido. Combining knowledge of finance and IT processes, Marko started development of intelligent automation solutions for finance in 2001. Today the venture has grown into international business with ambition to become the leading company for cloud financial close solutions.

Christophe Dams, Expert Manager Smart Close, CFO Services TriFinance

As an external auditor for nearly 10 years, Christophe built very strong expertise in various accounting regulations and finance processes. Combining this knowledge and his eagerness for finance automation, he is guiding customers through the automation journey of their operations. ‘A realistic view on the potential and possibilities within the organisation,’ Christophe says, ‘will ensure a solid roll-out of Finance Process Automation (FPA).

Clive Jefferies, Product Manager Aico

With over 30 years of experience in finance and IT, Clive has in-depth knowledge of record-to-report accounting processes and intelligent automation solutions. Having worked for the likes of IBM and Microsoft as well as consulting large global companies, Clive holds the expertise on end-to-end financial close processes.



8:30 – 9:00 – Registration. Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 – WelcomeMarko Voutilainen, CEO, Aico

9:15 – 10:00 – Towards efficient financial close process – best practices from leading European companies. Christophe Dams, Expert manager TriFinance, Managing complexity in Finance.The journey to automation.

10:15 – 11:15 – Financial close process efficiency through reduction of manual work, smart workflows and real-time integration to ERP systems. Clive Jefferies, Product Manager Aico

11:30 – Wrap-up and lunch.


Time and Location

Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 8:30 to 12:00
Location: Scandic Marski hotel, Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 10

Arrival: We recommend arriving by public transport. Should you drive, please check parking options and fees from Marski and Stockmann.
Meeting room: The event will be held in the meeting room Ykkönen. You can access Ykkönen by taking elevator from the floor 0 lobby to floor 1. Event screen signage will guide you to the room.