Internal control and risk management

Photo: Maskot / Gorilla.

According to Section 24 b of the State Budget Act (423/1988), government agencies must see to appropriate arrangements for internal control in their own activities and in activities for which they are responsible. The arrangements for internal control are run by each agency’s management, which is responsible for ensuring that they are appropriate and adequate.

Internal control refers to the procedures included in an agency’s steering and operational processes, organisational solutions, and modes of operation, which can be used to ensure with reasonable certainty that

  • activities are in accordance with the law
  • funds are secure
  • activities are performed effectively and
  • true and fair information on finances and performance is generated.

 

Contacts

Jaana Kuusisto, Government Controller-General
Tel. +358 29 553 0051
[email protected]

Esko Mustonen, Deputy Government Controller-General
Tel. +358 29 553 0345
[email protected]