MGI Nordic Circle Meeting, Oslo 2016

Meeting Overview

The 2016 MGI Nordic Circle meeting took place on in Oslo, Norway, on 15 September. This year our host was MGI Worldwide member firm MGI Revisjon Asker DA.

Oslo view

The meeting attracted 16 delegates from the Nordic countries of Romania, Germany, and the Netherlands. It’s been a tradition of the Nordic members to bring along managers and partners from within their firms. This year, the team met four new people from Denmark, Norway, Romania and the Netherlands. 

Global and local updates

The day was fairly busy. Delegates began with a welcome drink at the MGI Revisjon Asker office before receiving an update on MGI Global and European developments by Morten Ryberg and Zoltan Paksy.

Delegates coffee break  Brainstorming Post it image

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Collaboration and its constraints

The meeting continued by brainstorming ideas on inter-firm collaboration and discussing potential constraints.  The ideas discussed, were very much in line with those at the European Area Meeting. Participants suggested sharing more expertise, making joint offers, exploring new markets, and involving employees in MGI Worldwide matters. The single biggest barrier to collaboration was lack of time.

Looking to the future

During the second part of the afternoon, delegates enjoyed two inspiring presentations about the future of accounting. Ole-Herman Larsen, Head of F&A Operations in Telenor Global Shared Services talked about cultural challenges in a global operation and profitability of outsourcing, and shared his thoughts and initiatives related to accounting in the future.

Following this, Jan Hallerup from MGI Worldwide member firm Hallerup & Co. explained how his firm accounting software can automate accounting processes.

Seafood and Champagne

The day ended in the modern and vibrant district of Oslo, Aker Brygge, where Champagne and amazing fish platters pampered the participants.

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Nordic Circle group image

Thanks again to MGI Revisjon Asker DA for their kind hospitality. 

Meeting Information:

Date:         15 September 2016

Venue:      MGI Revisjon Asker office and Scandic Hotel Asker

Location:    Asker, Norway

Attendees: 16 delegates

MGI Revisjon

Meeting Documentation:

Meeting Agenda

Delegate list

Meeting downloads:

Nordic Circle European Update

Nordic Circle International Update

Nordic Circle Collaboration

RPA in the Nordics

Trends in the Accounting industry

MGI Europe, which includes the MGI Nordic Circle, is part of MGI Worldwide a Top 20 ranked international accounting network with some 5,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in over 250 locations worldwide.