About Account Factory

The team

Anders Piscator

Anders Piscator

Accountant

Favorite bookkeeping account?
5650 Tractor costs (never had a chance to use it)

Book you’re currently reading?
Coffin Road, a thriller by Peter May set in the Hebrides

Best thing about working at Account Factory?
To make it easier for our clients to run their businesses

Things you like to do in your free time?
Chopping wood

Education and work experience?
Stockholm University, many years (26) at Ericsson, and now five years as an accountant

Why choose Account Factory as your accounting firm?
Client focus and good processes

Favorite place in the world?
Loö, where I live

If you worked with something entirely different than accounting?
Carpenter

Your secret superpower?
Useless trivia

Favorite movie?
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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Camilla Rosenqvist

Camilla Rosenqvist

Accountant

Things you like to do in your free time?
I love to run

If you were an animal – what would you be?
A monkey, chimpanzee!

Morning or evening person?
Evening! I love to sleep, hate getting up in the morning, but have no problems falling asleep at night (once I go to bed)

If you worked with something entirely different than accounting?
I’ve always wanted to try being a PE teacher or a physical therapist

Favorite bookkeeping account?
6991 Other tax-deductible costs. When in doubt which account to use, this always works. 🙂

Favorite food and drink?
I like drinking wine and eating macaronis with meatballs and lingonberry jam (although maybe not those two together)

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Linda Söderman

Linda Söderman

Accountant

If you worked with something entirely different than accounting?
Doctor

Favorite food and drink?
Champagne

Book you’re currently reading?
Shettisligan (written by a good friend of mine)

Education and work experience?
Jensen Education “Redovisningsekonom”

Always wanted to do, but never really had the guts?
Skydiving

Morning or evening person?
Morning

What makes you happy?
People showing love and consideration for others.

Favorite place in the world?
Merano

Latest purchase you really like?
Our pony Poppe

Favorite book?
Redovisa rätt

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Ann Wermelin

Ann Wermelin

Accountant

Best thing about working at Account Factory?
The flexibility, working digitally, and being part of a great team

Favorite bookkeeping account?
3740 Rounding, it makes financial statements prettier 🙂

What have you always wanted to do?
Cruise around the Caribbean. And of course a US road trip. Still many trips on my bucket list!

If you were an animal – what would you be?
Would have liked to say tiger, but probably more of a house cat 🙂

Favorite food and drink?
A delicious vegetarian pasta with a glass of wine

What’s a normal day at work?
A lot of keyboard work, good music in the speakers and a steady intake of coffee

Morning or evening person?
100% evening

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Katarzyna Wibom

Katarzyna Andersson

Accountant

Education and work experience?
Advanced vocational training (kvalificerad yrkesutbildning) in accounting, five years of accounting work experience. Certified high school teacher in Psychology and German.

Favorite bookkeeping account?
8999 This year’s profit or loss (when our clients’ numbers look good)

Favorite food or drink?
Ice cream

Book you’re currently reading?
Polish language learning book with my fiancé

Things you like to do in your free time?
Travel, work in the garden

Vad har du alltid velat göra, men inte riktigt vågat ännu?
Driva ett hotell

If you were an animal – what would you be?
A hamster

What makes you happy?
Hunting for mushrooms in the woods

Favorite place in the world?
Zakopane

Favorite movie?
East of Eden with James Dean

Favorite book?
The Social Animal by Elliot Aronsson

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Anneli Kjellander

Anneli Kjellander

Accountant

Education and work experience?
Trained accountant at Frans Schartaus Handelsinstitut, worked as an accountant since 2008

What makes you happy?
To succeed with something I didn’t think I could do

What’s your secret superpower?
An amazing memory

Person you admire?
Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory

Favorite food or drink?
Red wine and coffee (although not together)

Favorite movie?
Dead Poets Society

Favorite book?
And I don’t want to live this life

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Karolina Stenqvist

Karolina Stenqvist

Da Boss

Why accountant?
Always loved numbers, kept a ledger already as a kid

Favorite food or drink?
Seafood and sparkling wine

If you were an animal – what would you be?
Chameleon

Morning or evening person?
EVENING!

If you worked with something entirely different than accounting?
I would stand on a stage somewhere

Favorite pokémon?
Hitmontop, it dances (duh!)

What’s your secret superpower?
Super efficient, or effective, or both

Person you admire?
Everyone who does what they can to make the world a little nicer place for all of us

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Mikael Green

Mikael Green

Da Founder

Education and work experience?
Stockholm School of Economics. Have been running businesses since I was a teenager. Did my first bookkeeping in 1993.

Favorite food or drink?
Red wine, with lots of tannins

Things you like to do in your free time?
Learning odd things

Always wanted to do, but never really had the guts?
Become a musician

If you were an animal – what would you be?
Babel fish

Morning or evening person?
Evening. And night.

What’s your secret superpower?
Typo detector

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Our background

Account Factory was started to come up with a new and more modern way of running an accounting firm. The founder Mikael Green ended up in the accounting business on the proverbial banana peel in 2003 – for lack of other business ideas, actually. He first ran the rather traditional accounting firm Consigliere Redovisning, but quickly became frustrated with many aspects of the business. The revenue model with hourly fees was an opaque and unfair price model for clients. The smallest clients had a hard time finding a competent and decently priced accounting firm. There was basically no innovation in the business, especially not in technology. And the list could go on.

He sold Consigliere Redovisning in 2007 with the conclusion “never again”. But with some perspective, ideas soon appeared about how to do this better. Ideas became plans and in 2010 Account Factory was launched, with the ambition to leave no stone unturned to find a better way to run an accounting firm.

What we do

We help small businesses with bookkeeping and taxes, which in its essence is the same thing as many other accounting firms do. But we do some things in a slightly different way.

We spend most time on the basic bookkeeping, but we handle everything that has to do with bookkeeping and taxes: updating accounts, closing years, annual reports, tax returns, payroll, consulting and more. The only things we don’t do are invoicing and payments, since it rarely makes sense for small clients to outsource those tasks.

Our concept

There are many things we want to try to do a bit differently at Account Factory. Here are some parts of our concept:

Digital

We’re totally paper-free. Our clients deliver their bookkeeping material to us digitally and we attach them to vouchers in our accounting system. Normally there’s only one thing our clients snail-mail to us each year – one piece of paper for the annual report (and only for aktiebolags), and even that is about to go digital.

Fixed fees

We only have fixed monthly fees. As a client you always know what your next invoice will look like when it arrives. We don’t often touch our fees, but if we have to adjust them you only get to know in advance.

Quality

We’ll never be the cheapest or the most expensive in the market, but we aim to give the absolute best value for money for our segment. We try to keep a decent price level, deliver the right kind of services and in a good way. We build processes and systems to minimize the error rate in our work. And we always try to optimize your accounting and taxes to save you money.

Collective client responsibility

We take care of our clients together. You don’t get your own accountant or contact person with us, instead we’re collectively responsible for all our clients. You’re not dependent on your contact person being in the office and you don’t have to end up with the newest accountant in the firm just because you’re a small client.

For us this makes work assignment, capacity planning, staff absence and staff turnover much easier to handle.

Technology

We build our own tools. Accounting is a craft and a craftsperson needs good tools. To get tools that fit our needs we built our own software for e.g. client management, annual reports, time tracking and payroll. And more are in the pipeline.

And how about an app for our clients? Yep, that’s in the pipeline as well. Stay tuned…

Focus

We focus. Many accounting firms take all kinds of clients and assignments – from the housing society to the consulting firm, and from full-time assigments to five hours per year. We don’t believe you can deliver quality in your work with such a wide range of clients.

Our typical client is a consulting company with 1-10 people – a limited liability company (aktiebolag) or a sole trader (enskild firma). And those clients we’re really good at. Sure, we do deviate from that focus every now and then, but only when our clients insist 🙂 and we can keep the same quality.

Simplicity

We’re not interested in doing unnecessary stuff for you, just to be able to bill you more hours. Quite the opposite, with fixed fees we want to simplify and make things as efficient as possible, without compromising on quality.

We use a reduced account plan and cover the cost for a login for you to access all your books yourself, print out reports etc. With digital books we don’t have to waste time (and trees) on printing papers, put them in binder and so on. We constantly look for opportunities to automatize work activities.