Advisory Board

The National Audit Office has an Advisory Board prescribed by law to which it invites representatives of key cooperation partners as well as experts on financial administration and public finances. The Advisory Board also includes the Auditor General and one member elected to represent the National Audit Office's staff.

The Advisory Board has a maximum term of three years.

The task of the Advisory Board is to maintain and develop the office's connections with cooperation partners, to present initiatives to develop auditing, and to monitor audits' effectiveness and ability to serve different cooperation partners.

Composition of the Advisory Board from 23 January 2013 to 30 April 2015

Tiina Astola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
Tuija Brax, Member of Parliament
Pertti Hemmilä, Member of Parliament
Juhana Vartiainen, Director General, Government Institute for Economic Research
Timo Kietäväinen, Deputy Director, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Vuokko Niiranen, Professor, University of Kuopio
Mats Nylund, Member of Parliament
Esko Mustonen, Deputy Government Controller-General, Ministry of Finance
Hannu Mäkinen, Director General, Ministry of Finance
Heli Paasio, Member of Parliament
Leena Rauhala, Member of Parliament
Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner, Member of Parliament
Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, Director General, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
Tapani Tölli, Member of Parliament
Erkki Virtanen, Member of Parliament
Kari Välimäki, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Committee Counsel Nora Grönholm and Deputy Auditor-General Tytti Yli-Viikari are serving as the Advisory Board's permanent experts during the term.

A member of the National Audit Office's staff is appointed to serve as secretary of the Advisory Board.

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