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Swiss Federal Audit Office
The Swiss Federal Audit Office is the supreme audit
institution of the Confederation. It assists parliament
and the Federal Council, is independent and is bound
only by the Constitution and the law. Its mandate is set out in the Federal Audit Office Act.
The SFAO audits the financial conduct of the Federal Administration and of numerous semi-government bodies
and international organisations.
Latest press release
No more reservation on state financial statements of the Confederation
The state financial statements of the Confederation look better than they did one year ago. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) confirmed the compliance of the 2014 financial statements to Parliament. The reservation it expressed one year ago on the existence of an internal control system has not to be reiterated. The SFAO also welcomes the efforts made with regard to transparency in tax relief matters.
Confederation needs strong IT steering body (PA 14248)
The Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) is an important lever of the Federal Council's IT policy. However, this unit needs to perform that role fully. That is the message conveyed to the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) by the Federal Administration, a client of the FITSU. The SFAO has also submitted two audits on the FITSU's key ICT projects. These projects are progressing well, except for one case where delays can be expected.
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