The National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF)

The National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF) ensures that state funds are used cost-effectively according to Parliament's decisions and in compliance with laws and regulations. Our activities also support transparent decision-making and democracy.

We audit the legality and appropriateness of the state's financial management, monitor fiscal policy, and oversee political party and election campaign funding and the use of the transparency register.

The NAOF is an independent Supreme Audit Institution. We operate in affiliation with Parliament, and our role and tasks are laid down in the Constitution of Finland.

What kind of competence do we value?

The National Audit Office is an expert organisation with approximately 150 employees. Of our staff, 70 per cent work with audit and monitoring, while 30 per cent work in duties supporting audit activities.

In the shared services supporting audit activities, we have, for example, information management, HR management, communications and financial professionals. 

Our audit and monitoring employees usually have a master's degree in economics, social sciences or administrative sciences. Our employees share a broad interest in social issues and general government finances. We value the development of both our staff's competence and our audit activities.

What do we offer as an employer?

The staff’s competence is a key resource for the NAOF. We encourage our employees to maintain their competence and develop themselves professionally. Our employees have the opportunity to, for example, pursue authorizations in public accounting.

We want to take care of our employees’ work capacity and wellbeing. We offer flexible working hours, extensive opportunities for remote working, employer-subsidized meals and comprehensive occupational health care. We also offer an annual opportunity for a sports and culture benefit. The terms and conditions of employment at the NAOF are determined by the Act on Parliamentary Civil Servants.

Published 2014-10-31 at 10:10, updated 2023-07-03 at 11:03

The logo of NAOF.

Employees of NAOF

Good to know about us

The NAOF’s activities cover the entire central government finances, and we have extensive access to information under the Constitution of Finland. The NAOF also contributes to ensuring that the principles of the rule of law, democracy and sustainable economy are adhered to in the management of the finances of the European Union, as well as in other international cooperation.

Contact information

The NAOF’s head office is located in Helsinki. We also have office in Oulu.

Porkkalankatu 1
00180 Helsinki

Parliament's switchboard:
+358 9 4321

The website of the NAOF

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