Strategy of the National Audit Office of Finland

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The strategy of the National Audit Office of Finland is centred around comprehensive renewal. This enables us to prepare for the future and react quickly to changes in the world around us. By sharing our visionary approach, cooperating with our stakeholders and actively providing information, we can have an impact on society.

Our duties

The National Audit Office of Finland is an independent authority that audits central government finances, evaluates fiscal policy, and oversees election campaign and political party funding. The duties of the NAOF include securing Parliament’s ability to use its budgetary powers and ensuring that central government finances are managed in a lawful, transparent and effective manner. The NAOF audits central government finances and compliance with the state budget, secures the transparency of election campaign and political party funding, and monitors fiscal policy, aiming at sustainable and stable general government finances and transparent and understandable fiscal policy rules.

Strategic priorities and goals

Impact on society

  • Improved performance of central government finances

  • Improved trust in the information on which decisions are based

  • Improved trust in that the Finnish central government acts openly, profitably and sustainably

Materiality and timeliness

  • The targets of our audits are either considerable from the perspective of central government finances or involve significant risks to central government finances

  • Our audits have broad significance

  • We act when it is possible to have an influence

Customer-oriented products and services

  • We have good customer knowledge built up through active interaction

  • We have a constructive, forward-looking approach

  • Our products are transparent and clear and available through multiple channels

Competent personnel and high well-being at work

  • We are skilled professionals in the auditing of central government finances and impact – we serve as sparring partners who understand the big picture

  • We have smooth cooperation and make the most of each other’s strengths

Efficient shared processes and practices

  • Our processes help us impact our customers

  • We are able to anticipate and be flexible

  • We complement our expertise with expert networks and communities

Active builder of the future

  • We boldly try out new technologies and practices

  • We invest in continuous learning and offer diverse learning opportunities

  • We develop ourselves together with the international network of supreme audit institutions

More information

Planning and monitoring documents

Strategy of the National Audit Office of Finland