NAOF's management and impact areas

The NAOF is headed by the Auditor General, who is elected by Parliament for a term of six years.

The Auditor General of the NAOF for 2016–2021 is Ms Tytti Yli-Viikari. The Auditor General approves the audit plan and decides on the reports to parliamentary sessions and on audit guidelines.

In addition to Auditor General Tytti Yli-Viikari, the NAOF’s senior management also comprises impact areas directors Matti Okko (Sustainable General Government Finances), Anna-Liisa Pasanen (A Safe, Healthy and Affluent Society), Jaakko Eskola (Information Governance) and Heli Mikkelä (Sustainable Governance and Public Administration).

Impact areas

Planning and management of general government and central government finances are at the core of the Sustainable General Government Finances impact area. Drafting and implementing fiscal policy as well as the management of central government assets, liabilities, investments and financing risks are the themes examined in the impact area. The impact area also covers the monitoring and regulation of the financial sector, which is relevant to the risks affecting central government finances. The audit and monitoring information helps to ensure that general government and central government finances are managed in a sustainable, responsible and transparent manner. Independent evaluation of fiscal policy also helps to ensure the functioning of rules-based fiscal policy and the appropriateness of the rules. The impact area is headed by Matti Okko.

The key themes in the Sustainable Governance and Public Administration impact area are unified Government, structural administrative reforms, experimental culture, central government as employer, sustainable development and quality of the legislation. The impact area is headed by Heli Mikkelä.

In the Safe, Healthy and Affluent Society impact area, the focus is on the pillars of the welfare state, which are the social security benefit systems, social welfare and health care service system, employment and entrepreneurship, continuous learning, research, development and innovation as well as comprehensive security.  The audit information helps to enhance the economic sustainability of these sectors.  The impact area is headed by Anna-Liisa Pasanen.

The Information Governance impact area covers all areas of central government. The focus is on financial information management, enhancing operational performance, ensuring better information on central government operations, developing risk management and internal control, as well as on compliance with the Budget in central government.  The impact area is headed by Jaakko Eskola.