The strategic purpose of the National Audit Office is to ensure sustainable management of public finances and an efficient and transparent central government. This requires that the NAOF itself acts efficiently and transparently and that it also utilises digitalisation and new technologies. The National Audit Office's strategy has been drawn up for 2024–2030.
One of the objectives of the strategy is to strengthen government’s accountability to Parliament and the public through audit and monitoring. The NAOF’s new strategy has been drawn up in a situation where the challenges faced by public finances continue and even escalate and where the outlook for central government finances is uncertain.
The basic premise of the strategy is that the National Audit Office focuses on performing its main tasks effectively and efficiently. This is supported by the clearer organisation and management model introduced in 2023.
The NAOF’s audit activities provide reliable and relevant audit information about topics significant to central government finances and financial management. Our audit activities are based on the ISSAI standards, approved by the International Organization for Supreme Audit Institutions.
The NAOF’s oversight tasks promote the transparency of policymaking and political party and election campaign funding. The NAOF reports regularly on its oversight activities to Parliament.
Our strategic purpose
We ensure sustainable management of public finances and an efficient and transparent central government
Our audit and oversight work strengthens government’s accountability to Parliament and the public
We ensure the realisation of Parliament’s powers regarding central government finances
We promote the transparency and openness of the use of public funds
We produce reliable and relevant audit and oversight information about topics significant to central government finances and financial management
We use our audit rights appropriately and according to plan
The choices in our audit activities are steered by significance to central government finances, risks to cost-effectiveness and compliance with the law, as well as auditability
We ensure sustainable management of general government finances
Our activities support efficient and lawful government
Our activities promote the productivity, economy and cost-effectiveness of public administration
Through our activities, we strengthen the implementation of good governance
Public administration takes our opinions, conclusions and recommendations into account in its activities.
We are professional and motivated, and our work community has high employee well-being
We take care of wellbeing at work, maintain and develop our professional skills, share our competence, and learn from others
We bear our responsibilities as members of the work community and promote a culture of trust
We develop in management and leadership
We utilise digitalisation and new technologies in our work
We utilise the opportunities offered by data and use versatile methods and data as well as technologies in our knowledge formation
Our activities and management are based on the use of up-to-date information
We act efficiently and transparently and are accountable for our own activities
We are productive
We have smooth and efficient processes and practices
We are cost-aware in our own activities
We have open interaction with public administration and our stakeholders