A high tempo, technical challenges and lots of decisions in a rapidly expanding company. This is all part of the daily routine for the young business and economics graduate, House of Control’s Martin S. Nygaard. You can read more about his fulfilling job at the Norwegian SaaS company below.
“People often say that starting your career with one of the Big Four audit and consultancy firms is one of the steepest learning curves you can embark on after studying. And I can certainly testify to this. I learned an incredible amount in my first job with PwC, in particular professionally and technically,” explains Nygaard.
It’s hard to believe that it’s less than ten years since he left Drammen upper secondary school near Oslo. He has a Master’s in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and Queen Mary University in London, where he took his last exam in 2016. In April 2019, he celebrated one year with House of Control.
“My next job at HoC has been a real adventure, with my knowledge and experience from my education and former employer proving more useful than I could ever imagine. Being the CFO’s right-hand man has given me a really practical insight into financial developments, while helping steer an ongoing acquisition process and participating in product development.”
Martin’s day-to-day responsibilities include monthly reporting, quality assurance of accounting systems and analysis of the client portfolio.
“This is a fundamental part of the job, and the very fact the company will soon pass the NOK 100 million sales mark says something in itself.
It is incredibly inspiring to be working with such talented colleagues to create such growth.”
One of House of Control’s most recent and successful products is our IFRS 16 module. This enables listed companies and anyone else who reports in accordance with IFRS to quickly and accurately calculate balance sheet and income statement figures for their leases. Martin has helped develop the module:
“Our IFRS 16 module is where technology meets highly sophisticated legal and accounting requirements. It has been a privilege to help develop a solution that has been of such benefit to CFOs at major listed companies.”
House of Control’s growth has not escaped the attention of the Venture Capital world and other Norwegian and international financial investors, who now want to help HoC take the growth they have achieved in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia onto a global stage. Martin also made an important contribution to this process:
“Processes of this kind always have to run alongside normal operations, which makes it important that the CFO, Board of Directors and CEO have lots of strings to their bow. Acquisitions are very much a question of generating confidence in ourselves, whether in terms of profitability, technology, growth prospects or other factors. It is incredibly rewarding to work with and meet potential investors.”
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