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 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2017
Chairman of the board: Eero Heinäluoma, Member of Parliament
1. Vice-chair: Tapani Tölli, Member of Parliament
2. Vice-chair: Tytti Yli-Viikari, Auditor General, National Audit Office of Finland
Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Anni Huhtala, Director General, VATT Institute for Economic Research
Antti Häkkänen, Member of Parliament
Mika Maliranta, Research Director, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA
Lauri Heikkilä, Doctor of Philosophy
Krista Mikkonen, Member of Parliament
Hannu Mäkinen, Director General of the Budget Department, Ministry of Finance
Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Culture
Timo Laitinen, Director General, State Treasory
Esko Mustonen, Deputy government controller-general, Ministry of Finance
Päivi Räsänen, Member of Parliament
Timo Reina, Deputy Managing Director, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Pasi Tervasmäki, Principal Financial Auditor, Employee Representative
Kari Uotila, Member of Parliament
Committee Counsel Nora Grönholm is serving as the Advisory Board's permanent expert during the term.
A member of the National Audit Office's staff is appointed to serve as secretary of the Advisory Board.