CPFA Auditor

For the auditing of the administration and finances of the City of Helsinki, the City Council chooses an Auditor on the basis of competitive bidding by the proposition of the Audit Committee. The Auditor must be an audit corporation approved by the Board of Chartered Public Finance Auditing, the so-called CPFA corporation.

The Auditor is responsible for the statutory auditing of the City administration and finances.

The Auditor examines whether

  • the administration of the City has been in accordance with the law and with the decisions of the council

  • the City’s financial statements and the consolidated financial statements provide, in accordance with the provisions concerning the preparation of financial statements, accurate and sufficient information on the municipality’s financial result, financial position, financing and activities

  • the information provided about the basis for central government transfers to local government is correct

  • the internal control and risk management of the City and oversight of the local authority corporation have been properly arranged.

The Auditor provides the council with a report on each financial period presenting the results of their auditing. The report must also state whether the financial statements are acceptable and whether the individual member of the institution and the leading holder of the office of the designated institution may be granted release from liability.

On 15 March 2023, the City Council chose KPMG Oy Ab to audit the City administration and finances between 2023 and 2024. The principal responsible auditor is Jorma Nurkkala, JHT, KHT.

The address of the KPMG Oy Ab is Töölönlahdenkatu 3 A, 00100 HELSINKI
Postal address: PO Box 1037, 00101 HELSINKI
Switchboard: +358 207 603000.