About Nordic Accountant Federation

We’re an ambitious team with a shared Nordic mission.

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Nordic Accountant Federation

Nordic Sustainability Reporting Standard (NSRS) is a project by Nordic
Accountant Federation (NAF) funded by Nordic Innovation. NAF consists of three organisations in Sweden, Finland and Norway.
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Srf konsulterna, Sweden

Srf konsulterna is the association of Swedish Accounting and Payroll consultants and was formed in 1936.

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TAL, Finland

The Finnish Financial Management Association (TAL) is the Finnish industry association for authorized companies.

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Accounting Norway

Accounting Norway is the association for authorized accountants in Norway and function as a knowledge hub.

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About Nordic Accountant Federation

Joint Mission

The Nordic Accountant Federation (NAF) is the association for the Nordic accounting organizations in Sweden, Finland and Norway; Accounting Norway, TAL and Srf konsulterna.

Shared Goal

NAF’s main goal is to promote high professional and ethical standards among accountants.


Practice

The organizations establish, among other things, regulations on accounting practices, and arrange a number of courses and seminars for their members to ensure a high professional standard in the industry.

Collaboration

Accounting Norway, TAL and Srf konsulterna have successfully created common principles for accounting and payroll in the three countries. The organizations will develop similar common principles for sustainability reporting.

NSRS Multidisciplinary Team

Srf konsulterna in Sweden

Srf konsulterna is the association of Swedish Accounting and Payroll consultants and was formed in 1936. Srf konsulterna has 3 500 Authorized Accountants and Payroll consultants as active members all over Sweden and a total of 5 500 members, engaged by 330 000 companies, both Swedish and international. Srf konsulterna demand that all our consultants are highly qualified, committed to quality in their work as well as their own personal development. A consultant’s competence is thoroughly screened during the recruitment stage.
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TAL in Finland

The Finnish Financial Management Association (TAL) is the Finish industry association for authorized companies and organizations providing financial administration services. In connection with TAL, there is the Accounting Institute Foundation, which maintains expert qualifications in the field of financial administration. TAL authorizes companies and organizations providing financial administration services and is a nationwide industry association of authorized service providers. TAL’s goal is to develop the industry together with its member companies.
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Accounting Norway

Accounting Norway’s goal is to prepare its members; accountants and accounting firms, for the future. The Norwegian association is a leading provider of training and competence products in economy. The association safeguards the interests of its members, is an active business policy influencer and an important consultative body for the authorities. Accounting Norway often provide input for the development and change of laws and regulations and highlight the challenges in the media.
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The accounting profession in the Nordic countries

  • The accounting profession is quite similar in Finland, Sweden and Norway. In these three countries, accounting and auditing are recognized as separate professions. A person or company is therefore not permitted to perform both accounting and auditing services for the same client.  The law regulates the accounting profession in all the Nordic countries, but only Norway has a legal framework that regulates the profession.
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