The National Audit Office (VTV) has dismissed its former Auditor General Tytti Yli-Viikari from her position as Director General.
When Yli-Viikari was named Auditor General at the agency in 2016, she moved from the position of Director General, a role which was left open for her to return to after her five-year as Auditor General had ended.
However, in a statement released on Thursday, VTV said that Yli-Viikari's violation of her official duties was a particularly compelling reason for her dismissal from the post of Director General in accordance with the Civil Service Act.
In January, Helsinki District Court sentenced Yli-Viikari to pay 80 income-linked "day fines" after finding her guilty of misconduct in a public office and malfeasance in a public office.
The charges relate to an employment contract that allowed a VTV official to receive a salary for two years without doing any work.
The court also convicted Yli-Viikari on a lesser charge in relation to the use of bonus points, as it ruled she had benefited from the points at a cost to the state of about 4,500 euros.
Parliament dismissed Yli-Viikari from her role as Auditor General last June in a decision that was unanimous among MPs.