Efima supports and improves large and mid-sized organizations' business with ERP, financial management and business insight solutions, outsourcing services, and consulting. We strive to provide the best service within our industry and be an exceptional workplace for our experts.
We specialize in you.
The world economy was taking a beating from the financial crisis in the winter of 2009 when the four founding members of Efima started on the path toward their dream of a different kind of financial management service company. Sights were set high, because the team combined Finland's strongest financial management and systems expertise. The goal was customer service growing from passion and quality. The company should also be a good employer, and developed together with the employees.
Efima is a quickly growing service provider. Yet, we learn new things every day. The ultimate goal is to become a company appreciated by clients and other stakeholders alike, while being a desirable, developing workplace for personnel.
We believe in
Fit-for-purpose financial management, built to support each of your key business goals.
Efficiency based on intelligent processes, automation, standardization, expertise, measurements and economies of scale.
Agility and flexibility throughout change management.
Transparency that breeds both function efficiency and business integrity.
Why do we exist?
Every company must be able to trust the figures and information produced by its financial management. This requires functional, correctly planned business processes and operating models, as well as systems that create that information efficiently. Agile, well-implemented and controlled financial management will enable growth and future-oriented management.
Electronic business processes will be imbued with intelligence. Intelligent, automated and self-learning processes are a huge opportunity for businesses. Efima has a lot to offer to exploit this opportunity.
System projects and process outsourcing fail far too often. We strive for successful projects and outsourcing. Key success factors are good planning, intensive listening and competent management.
Our clients buy competence and partnership, working business processes and financial management. We make a big effort to provide a better customer experience every day.
What we look like
Our management: a bunch of rather different personalities, united by Efima's values and goals.
Tero Salminen enjoys leading a challenger company where ERP and financial management expertise combines with IT systems. Tero believes in fit-for-purpose solutions in consulting and listens carefully to customers before giving any recommendations. He also shares his knowledge in a book he wrote with Sanna.
Tero spends his free time with his family and likes different sports to keep fit. His goal is to one day win the Efima running championship.
At Efima, the cobbler's children do have shoes because Sanna Kaarlejärvi is in charge of the company’s finances. A rapidly growing company benefits from agile reporting, and Efima is a textbook example of this. Efima’s customers benefit equally from Sanna’s top competency as a process developer. You can read more about Sanna in the book she has written with Tero.
In her spare time, Sanna likes to exercise, especially cross-fit, and she is a frequent traveler.
Teija Vaattovaara heads Efima's outsourcing business as well as customer relationship management. This positive and energetic lady, originally from the Finnish Lapland, who started as a team leader and customer service manager, has accumulated more and more responsibilities over time. Good customer service and process development are what make our MSc Engineering tick.
In her free time, Teija plans future trips or is already on a trip to get to know new places. She is often found in restaurants or her home kitchen enjoying good food in good company.
Jukka Karjunen is in charge of Efima's software services. He has broad experience in managing international technology companies. As a man of his word, committing to and keeping promises are the basis of Jukka's leadership philosophy.
Jukka spends his free time outdoors, depending on the season either playing golf or cross-country skiing.
Sari Aapola is in charge of Efima’s marketing and communications. She does not consider them to be rocket science; instead she believes in consistent work based on strategy, with a touch of creative madness. Sari shares her strong marketing competence in two books she has written on Thought Leadership, and also as a marketing coach and trainer.
Sari relaxes at her family’s summer place off Finland's western coast in Kustavi. There you will find her cooking game dishes to a large group of friends and relatives.
Antti Kosunen is an expert in digital financial management, specifically intelligent purchase-to-pay processes. He is responsible for Efima's internationalization. Antti’s amazing calmness, combined with efficient customer service, is one of the foundations of Efima’s customer satisfaction.
At home Antti herds his pack of four boys. In his free moments, he likes to jog to regain his title as Efima's running champion.
High-quality customer service and mutual benefits are top-of-mind with Tapio Immonen, Efima’s Sales Director, when he is offering our competencies to customers. The best results in all work are achieved in teams, says our seasoned ICT expert, who over the years has been profusely praised for his leadership style.
That is probably also why he is so successful as the coach of a children’s baseball team. In addition, family, friends and physical exercise feature high on his leisure activity list.
Efima's HR is run by our Chief People Officer, Riku Huikuri. Professionally, he strives to be pragmatic – doing what is relevant and matters the most. He believes in continuous improvement and the importance of communication at work.
During his free time, Riku enjoys to attend gigs, watch movies, be active and spend time with his family. Travelling, staying on top of current events, and languages are close to his heart.
As CIO, Markus Turunen is responsible for Efima’s information technology. He has long experience in managing software businesses, and a strong competency in reporting. For him, well-functioning systems are of key importance.
At work, Markus has his head wrapped around the cloud, but at home he has his feet firmly on the ground as a new father. Identical twins keep their dad moving.
Kai Lyytinen is a long-time ERP professional, and responsible for Efima’s ERP business. He has dozens of demanding, yet successfully executed IT projects to show and can be called a black-belt Dynamics AX expert. To him, challenges are opportunities that through unrelented work and ironclad competency are turned in the client's favor. Kai's most peculiar project has probably been an ERP implementation on a poultry farm in Jamaica.
Kai is often seen with a stick in his hand in a hockey or floorball rink or spotted with a club on a golf course.
Board of Directors
Efima Oy's board of directors include Jorma Turunen, CEO of Teknologiateollisuus ry, Janne Juusela, lawyer and partner at Borenius Attorneys Ltd, management advisor Lars Husberg, and Efima's director of ERP business and partner Kai Lyytinen. The chairman of the board is Minna Alitalo, Executive Vice President of Purchasing at Alko Oy. She is also a member of the board at SRV Yhtiöt and the chairman of the Finnish Audit Committee.