International activities

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NAOF performs the international tasks of the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) and the Independent Fiscal Institution (IFI) in Finland. NAOF also takes part in international cooperation by maintaining good relations with international actors, especially with its sister agencies, and by engaging in an active dialogue with them.

NAOF’s most important cooperation platforms are:

  • INTOSAI (International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions)

  • EUROSAI (European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions), the European regional group of INTOSAI

  • Contact Committee of the Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions of the European Union and the European Court of Auditors (ECA)

  • cooperation network of the Nordic audit offices.

International cooperation also covers

  • parallel and joint audits performed by audit offices

  • acting as the national ECA liaison authority

  • acting as an observer in ECA audits pertaining to Finland

  • international working groups and networks

  • participating in peer reviews on a discretionary basis

  • accepting international financial audit tasks

  • participating in international cooperation networks of independent fiscal policy supervisors

  • cooperation with the European Commission, OECD and the UN.

The focus in the international cooperation is on strategy work, quality control, digitalisation, data analytics, and the sustainable development goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. NAOF is also engaged in active international discussions to develop the audit sector and standards supporting it. NAOF also monitors developments in the global operating environment and the strategic challenges arising from them.

More about NAOF’s international networks