The purpose of internal auditing is to estimate the appropriateness and profitability of the company's internal control system and risk management, as well as the management and administration processes. Internal auditing supports the development of the organisation and improves the management of the supervision obligation of the Board of Directors.
Internal auditing is also intended to support the organisation in achieving its goals by evaluating and investigating its functions and by monitoring compliance with corporate regulations. For this purpose, internal auditing produces analyses, assessments, recommendations and information for use by the company’s senior management. Reports on completed audits are submitted to the CEO and the management of the unit audited, as well as to the Audit Committee, when necessary.
Internal auditing is based on international internal auditing standards (IIA). Internal auditing is independent of the rest of the organisation. The starting point for internal auditing is business management, and the work is coordinated with financial auditing. An annual auditing plan and auditing report are presented to the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee. Internal auditing may also carry out separately agreed audits on specific issues at the request of the Board of Directors and Elisa’s Executive Board.