About Rigsrevisionen

Rigsrevisionen is an independent institution placed under the Danish parliament (the Folketing). It is our task to determine whether the public accounts are correct (financial audit). In connection with the audit and our major studies, we also examine whether government-funded agencies and enterprises comply with current laws and regulations (compliance audit) and whether the administration has focus on economy, efficiency and effectiveness (performance audit).

Rigsrevisionen’s approx. 300 employees are dedicated to ensuring that public funds are administered efficiently, effectively and with economy.

Rigsrevisionen is headed by an Auditor General whose responsibilities and tasks are governed by the Auditor General Act.


The Auditor General heads Rigsrevisionen assisted by a Board of Directors. The organisation is divided into 4 divisions and 19 units.

Advisory board

The members of Rigsrevisionen’s advisory board serve as a sounding board to the Auditor General.

Annual report and accounts

The report includes our financial statements and a brief description of our activities, production, performance and expectations for the coming year.

International activities

Participating in various forums with colleagues from all over the world is an important source of learning and inspiration for us.

History and background

Rigsrevisionen was established in its current form on 1 January 1976, but the task of the Public Accounts Committee was first described in Denmark’s Constitution of 1849.

Strategy 2018-2022

Rigsrevisionen’s activities and priorities are guided by our current strategy that covers the period from 2018 to 2022.

More about our strategy