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Andreas Rosander – Keeping our accounts in check while keeping one eye on his next adventure

04 Mar 2022

While you might not have met Andreas Rosander in person, most of our customers and partners have been in contact with him in one way or another, and it’s fair to say we couldn’t run our business without him. That’s because, as the accounting assistant at Avinode, Andreas is the guy who pays the bills and makes sure that we get paid by our customers. Here he talks about the different tasks that make up his day, he explains how he would describe Avinode to a stranger and tells us why he’s always up for a haunted adventure.

Tell us a little about your background, Andreas

Well, I come from a small town in Sweden called Kungsör. I first moved to Gothenburg to study
Business Administration at university, then after graduating I returned to my hometown and
took a job in accounting.

After a year working there I was contacted by Avinode through LinkedIn. I went to
Gothenburg for an interview, and everything just felt right. One month later, in August 2019, I
started with the company.

I’ve been here ever since and I really like it. I have great managers and great co-workers.


Does Gothenburg feel like home now?

Yes, it does. Obviously, life in Gothenburg is quite different to Kungsör, but I’ve been living
here for 10 years and I’m very settled.


What does your job of accounting assistant entail?

Day-to-day, I work closely with the sales department. I handle all the orders on the customer
side – so accounts receivable – as well as supplier and customer invoices on the accounts
payable side.

I deal with customers all over the world, across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
And I take care of everything from sending out invoices, handling incoming payments, sales
analysis… it’s a lot of accounting.


What is the best part of your role?

It’s hard to put my finger on just one aspect – it’s really a mix of everything. I’m given a lot of responsibility and control and my role is very flexible, which is an aspect I really enjoy.


And how have you found working from home over the past couple of years?

It has been ok, but of course I’ve missed my co-workers and the office environment. We
moved into this fantastic new office in January 2020 and the sad thing is that we only got to
enjoy it for a month before Covid meant we all had to go home to work.

It was nice when we opened back up a few months ago and it feels great to be able to meet everyone
again. As we’re now Flex Noders, we’re free to be in the office as much or as little as we want. I’m typically working at home three times a week now and spending one or two days in
the office. That feels like a good balance.


How would you describe Avinode to someone who has never heard of us?

I would say that we’re a company that really feels like a small family. Even as we’ve grown –
and we’ve expanded hugely in the time that I’ve been here – that feeling of family has never
changed. We host events that include everyone, and we take care of each other – it’s a nice
feeling.


And away from work, what do you like to do?

I love spending time with my friends and family. I travel back to my hometown a lot because I
still have many friends there. We go hiking, to the movies, skiing in the winter, and play golf
each year.

We also go on crazy adventures. We’ve stayed in a cabin in the north of Sweden – which is
supposed to be one of the most haunted places in the country – and we’ve also spent the
night deep in a forest that is meant to be haunted too. It’s great fun and very exciting.


And you’re also a football fan I believe?

I am, yes, I love football. I support IFK Norrköping because that was my grandpa’s team. He
actually played for them in the 1960s and also represented Sweden. So, they are my
Swedish team.



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