Riikka Saari has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer at Staria on September 20, 2021. Riikka reports to the CEO and is a part of Staria’s management team.
In her role, Riikka is responsible for the team, operations and process development of Staria’s financial department and will work closely with all business units to support them in Staria’s growth.
Riikka has extensive experience both as a CFO and an M&A advisor. In her most recent role, she led PwC’s Financial Due Diligence team and advised financial and strategic buyers in M&A transactions.
Riikka’s passion is in developing agile management processes and holistic KPIs to form the basis for value creation. As a leader, Riikka cultivates a coaching mindset, and she is committed to support Starians to develop further and build their own career paths.
“I see Staria as the frontrunner of the new era financial management services provider including digitalization and automation in its DNA. Our mission is to be our customers’ partner in their strategic growth both domestically and especially internationally. I’m proud to say that our global accounting services are already available in more than 40 countries, and new countries are added to the portfolio according to customer needs”, says Riikka.
“My first weeks at Staria have shown that Starians are highly motivated and curiously open-minded to develop our own operations and true team players in being enablers in our clients’ growth. I am very humbled by the genuine warm welcome; it is a pleasure to join such a wonderful group of people and moreover, very inspiring to join Staria’s growth story right now, when our growth is to accelerate even higher”, concludes Riikka.
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