Internal auditing includes evaluating the efficiency of processes related to risk management, supervision, management, administration and selected functions, as well as making proposals for their improvement. Internal auditing functions under the authority of the Board's Audit Committee and the CEO. A director appointed by the CEO is responsible for the implementation of the auditing, and the expertise of bodies external to the auditing unit is used where needed. In addition, internal auditing may carry out special tasks assigned by the Audit Committee. Internal auditing covers all the organisational levels. Internal auditing also coordinates priorities together with the external auditor.
Key features of the internal supervision and risk management systems related to the financial reporting process
Internal supervision and risk management of the financial reporting process are based on the general principles of internal supervision and risk management described above. The CFO is responsible for the systems of internal supervision and risk management related to the financial reporting process.
Internal supervision of the financial reporting process was created by describing the reporting process, surveying its relevant risks and specifying the control points on the basis of the conducted risk assessment. The controls cover the entire reporting process from accounting by subsidiaries to monthly, quarterly and annual reporting. Controls are built into reporting systems, or controls may involve balancing, inspections carried out by the management, or specified procedures or policies. The CFO is responsible for ensuring that there is a designated person responsible for the implementation and efficiency of each control. The Group Accounting Manual specifies the standards for financial reporting. Financial reports to be published are reviewed by the Management Group, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors prior to their publication. Auditor reviews the correctness of the financial statements.