Our people

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Managing partner, APA

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Partner, APA

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Senior Auditor, M.Econ.

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Chairman of the Board, APA

Audit Manager, M.Econ.

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Auditor, M.Econ.

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Partner, APA

Senior Auditor, M.Econ.

Would you like to join us?

Submit your open application letter and CV  via email to

  rekrytointi@hillaudit.fi

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Partner, APA

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Senior Auditor, M.Econ.

 Our people are our most valuable asset. Our team consists of service-minded audit and financial management professionals.

 

Päivi Rönkkö

Managing Partner, APA

paivi.ronkko@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 772 3738

I’ve been privileged to see the growth and development of Hill Audit since day one, and nowadays I’m one of the partners of the company. In October 2017 I had the opportunity to challenge myself when I became the CEO of Hill Audit. Along with being a CEO, I also work actively with our audit clients and with different consulting assignments.
 
During my time at Hill Audit I’ve worked on various types of client projects, and I enjoy being an all-encompassing supporter for entrepreneurs. Before Hill Audit I worked in a big international audit firm serving both big and small clients. I’ve been in the audit industry for over ten years now.

Family and friends are close to my heart and I spend most of my free time with them. I’m a keen animal lover, and one of my family members is an old English Toy Terrier. Every now and then I book a trip abroad or to my hometown of Rovaniemi. My biggest dream is to travel to Australia one day. Travel broadens the mind!
 

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Lauri Mäki

Chairman of the Board, Founder, APA

lauri.maki@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 508 1718

 

I founded Hill Audit Oy in 2010, and for a while it was just a small company with two employees. I’ve had the privilege to see the company grow as talented experts joined our team one after another. 

After graduating from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2002 I left my job in an accounting firm to make a career as an auditor in a big international audit firm. Nowadays my working days at Hill Audit consist of a wide range of assignments: helping clients to execute mergers and acquisitions, tax consulting, performing valuations of businesses, and, naturally, statutory audit procedures.

The best things about my work are the wonderful colleagues and the feeling I get from helping our clients. Nothing is more rewarding than a satisfied client who expresses their gratitude after a challenging project.

I like to act as an instructor, and it gives me great pleasure to see the know-how of a person increasing. I’ve lectured on consolidated financial statements at Aalto University School of Business for several years. I also provide training sessions on different topics from the fields of accounting, legislation, and auditing. I’m one of the authors of a book concerning the special matters of consolidated financial statements (Konsernitilinpäätöksen erityiskysymyksiä) published by ST-Akatemia. 

In my free time I spend time with my family and do different sports. I like to spend time in nature, and in the summer I take it easy at my summer cottage in Vaasa.

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Antti Tuomola

Partner, APA

antti.tuomola@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 547 6675

 

I work as an auditor at Hill Audit and I’ve been in the industry since 2007. During this time I’ve had the opportunity to assist customers from various backgrounds and industries. I have an extensive knowledge of the laws on accounting and auditing, and you can approach me if you have any questions relating to, for example, taxation or consolidated financial statements.

Companies go through different stages during their life cycle, and I want to assist the customer comprehensively during these important milestones and help them to solve juridical and tax-related questions.

 

Spectator sports and exercising are something that give me great joy. You can find me on the football field playing, or standing on the sidelines cheering for younger family members. To balance out my quite sporty life I’m also keen on quality wines and beers, and have established a small brewery together with some friends.

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Petteri Lagus

Partner, APA

petteri.lagus@hillaudit.fi

+358 50 598 1863

 

I started working at Hill Audit in January 2017 after having worked as an audit professional in a big-four audit firm for five years. Before entering the world of auditing I was an entrepreneur and owned a small gym for several years. Due to my experiences as an entrepreneur I know it’s very important to consult my clients proactively. I feel like I’ve succeeded when my clients express their gratitude for my work.

 

In addition to statutory audit procedures, my working days consist of helping clients with different accounting, juridical, and tax-related questions. My client portfolio includes both big companies and small start-up firms, so I have a broad view of the business activities and processes of different kinds of companies. I also lecture regularly at clients’ internal training events and in ST-Akatemia training events.

 

I spend my free time mainly with my family and my children’s hobbies. I’m an assistant coach of my son’s ice hockey team, so most evenings I can be found at the side of the ice rink. Our family has a passion for hiking, and I can warmly recommend the Torronsuo national park!

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Fredrik Bäck

Partner, APA

fredrik.back@hillaudit.fi

+358 50 525 5078

 

I’ve worked with the warm-hearted Hill Audit family since 2016. Before joining the company I gained experience in the field of financial administration and also worked in a big international auditing firm for a few years.

At Hill Audit my tasks include auditing and helping clients with various juridical and tax-related questions. In addition, I’ve gained extensive experience from Business Finland assignments and in transactional advisory services. I’m ready and able to help out with any question, big or small, and can also provide services in Swedish.

I spent my childhood in Kirkkonummi and moved to Helsinki in 2006 to study at the Hanken School of Economics. Currently I live in Espoo with my family. To maintain a healthy work-life balance I potter around in the garden, do sports, and cook and enjoy tasty food and wine with my family and friends. You can also find me on the floorball court wearing goalkeeper gear.

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Sara Mäkilä

Audit Manager, M.Econ.

sara.makila@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 520 9052

I became part of Hill Audit's sunny team in January 2019. Before that, I have gained experience from international audit firm since 2014. During my career I have worked as an audit expert in different size companies operating in various industries. I have graduated from the Turku School of Economics and my major was finance and accounting and long minor was business law.

In addition of statutory audit, my work includes also consulting our clients in accounting and corporate law issues and developing internal business processes. I like my job because I can be in contact with people and especially assignments which add value for the customers and develop customer business truly motivates me. 

I’m very social, and I spent my free time mainly with my family, friends and hobbies. I love animals and at home I have a cat named Vilpertti, rescued from the nature as a kitten. Next trip abroad I usually start plan already before I have properly returned home from a latest trip and my dream is to travel around the world someday.

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Hanna Manelius

Senior Auditor, M.Econ.

hanna.manelius@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 596 2383

I joined the Hill Audit community in January 2018 and have worked in the field of auditing and financial administration since 2013. I’m very energetic and always eager to grow my expertise. The best features of my job are the continuous possibilities to learn and challenge myself, and the daily varying tasks. I enjoy assignments where I can help the client out in a tangible way, such as helping companies to hand over businesses from one generation to another and assisting clients to improve their business processes.


My goal is to shatter the stereotype that auditing is monotonous and consists of browsing receipts in a small basement with piles of binders and papers. In my opinion auditing is a perfect combination of socializing and networking with clients and co-workers, and continuous personal development. 


In my free time I enjoy sweating at the CrossFit gym or getting some fresh air in a quiet forest. I also like to organize events and activities. Recently I have tried to encourage my colleagues to do exercises during breaks in the working day. 

I'm on maternity leave.

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Lotta Nukari

Senior Auditor, M.Econ.

lotta.nukari@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 520 9052

My journey at Hill Audit began in January 2018. Before that I worked in an international audit firm for a few years. I completed my master’s degree at the University of Vaasa, where I majored in accounting and auditing.


In addition to statutory audit procedures, my daily tasks include helping clients with various juridical, accounting, and tax-related questions. I also perform transaction advisory services, special audits, and Business Finland assignments. For me it’s important to consider the needs of different kinds of clients, and I find it highly motivating to be able to add value to a client’s business. 


I enjoy traveling and the warmth of the sun, so every now and then I pack my suitcase and go for a holiday. Lately I’ve also become interested in yoga, so a yoga trip somewhere far away is my dream. Namaste!

I'm on maternity leave.

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Anna-Kreetta Pentti

Senior Auditor, M.Econ.

anna-kreetta.pentti@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 554 8845

I joined the Hill Audit team in January 2018. My main tasks include auditing and helping clients with various juridical and tax-related questions. I also have experience in the field of transactional advisory services, such as providing due diligence reports and valuations. Problem solving and adding value to clients’ businesses are important to me and motivate me in my job. 


I completed my studies at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, where I majored in accounting. During the past five years I’ve gained work experience in financial administration and auditing while working in an international auditing company.


In my free time I enjoy different types of sport activities, for example dancing to dancehall reggae and yoga. I also enjoy cooking.

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Jaakko Damskägg

Auditor, M.Econ.

jaakko.damskagg@hillaudit.fi

+358 40 418 9596

Originally from Jämsä, I moved to Helsinki in 2013 to study at the Aalto University School of Business. During my studies I worked as an accountant in an accounting firm and became interested in auditing. I’ve worked at Hill Audit as an auditor for a few years now. 

What makes my job particularly interesting are the continuous opportunities to learn by helping clients with their needs. Due to my interest in information technology and my extensive Excel skills, I’ve had the chance to help our clients to improve and develop their business processes and reporting tools. 


I like to spend my free time doing different kinds of sports such as football and jogging. To balance my days filled with Excel files, I also love listening to music and playing in a band with my friends. I play the drums, and my favorite song to play is “Rosanna” by Toto. 
 

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