The auditor has an important role as a controlling body appointed by the shareholders. The audits give shareholders an independent opinion on how the financial statements and report by the Board of Directors of the Company have been drawn up and the accounting and administration of the Company have been managed. The auditor elected at the Annual General Meeting of 2018 is KPMG Oy Ab, authorized public accountants, with Lasse Holopainen, Authorized Public Accountant, acting as the Chief Auditor. The auditor’s term of office lasts until the end of the following Annual General Meeting. In addition to his duties under the valid regulations, he reports all audit findings to the Group’s management.
The Group’s audit fees in 2018 amounted to EUR 411,326 (2017: 406,000). The fees paid to the authorized public accountants for other services totaled EUR 827,885 (1,009,000).