The AND-game of Control: Roles and Responsibilities with Finance Automation and Robotics


Traditional people-based processes like Accounting are familiar with the quote that One can have quality or speed, but not both.

Automation is proving the opposite to be true; you actually can have both. 

The AND game of Control is all about the Intelligent Finance Transformation, meaning more efficiency and at the same time better quality and control. As the Process and its Roles and Responsibilities are becoming more transparent with implementing Automation, the opportunities arise for cost savings, but also longer-term value increase by learning from exceptions and errors. The business and CFO win, and so do the controller and accountant. The AND game of Control takes a look at automation from the perspective of 

  • 1. Enabling operational Savings 
  • 2. Enabling Quality and 
  • 3. Enabling value for longer-term by learnings. 



Satu Schroderus

Finance Transformation lead and Automation professional, Afin Management, Afin Management

Satu has 20+ years of experience in the global logistics industry leading various finance, control and BPO roles in HQ, regional and country setups. Her curriculum includes:

-DHL Worldwide
-Spring Global Delivery solutions
-Maersk APM Terminals and
-CEVA Logistics, where she was leading the ‘greatest pace of transformation’ with the BPO provider.

Since 2018 Satu is independent entrepreneur, Interim director and consultant at Afin management, and has helped, e.g. FedEx TNT in new processes.

Satu is additionally speaker and coach, passionate and insightful about finance operations and transformation, organisations and helping teams to excel.

Harri Laatikainen

Partners & Alliance Business Developer, Aico Group

A software industry veteran helping enterprise organisations to transform record-to-report processes with the help of intelligent automation and a pan-European network of partners.