Report on the supervision of Post Danmark’s accounting practice

15-01-2021

Report no. 10/2020

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Transport’s supervision of Post Danmark’s accounting practice in the period from 2011 to 2019 has been adequate. By adequate supervision, we mean a supervision that has reassured the Ministry of Transport that Post Danmark’s accounting practice was in accordance with current regulations. The report answers the following questions: 

  • Has the Transport, Construction and Housing Authority carried out its supervision in accordance with the legislation
  • Has the Transport, Construction and Housing Authority obtained additional information, when the authority has become aware that Post Danmark’s practice might not comply with the accounting regulations. 

It is Rigsrevisionen’s assessment that the Ministry of Transport’s supervision of Post Danmark’s accounting practice in the period from 2011 to 2019 has not been entirely adequate. The consequence hereof is that the Ministry of Transport’s insight has not in all areas sufficed to reassure the ministry that the accounting practice followed by Post Danmark was correct. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in March 2020 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)