Rigsrevisionen - the Danish national audit office - is an independent institution, which, since 1991, has been placed under the Danish Folketing (parliament).
The legal foundation for Rigsrevisionen's activities is The Auditor General Act.Rigsrevisionen employs around 270 people, who perform a broad range of tasks. Rigsrevisionen audits the government accounts and examine whether government funds are administered in accordance with the decisions of the Folketing. Rigsrevisionen reports the results of its audit to the Danish Public Accounts Committee. Rigsrevisionen is an organisation under the Folketing, but is independent in the performance of its duties. Rigsrevisionen is impartial and objective in its approach when performing audits. The Danish Public Accounts Committee is the only body that can ask Rigsrevisionen to examine a particular area. The audit approach is, however, determined by Rigsrevisionen.
Rigsrevisionen is headed by an Auditor General. The Auditor General co-operates closely with the members of the Public Accounts Committee. The Auditor General assists the Public Accounts Committee in its review of the government accounts and carries out examinations requested by the Public Accounts Committee.
For further information, please contact Niels Gyldenvang Steffensen (+45 33 92 83 46).
Last updated on 19 January 2017