Swiss Federal Audit Office
Monbijoustrasse 45
CH-3003 Bern
Tel.: +41 58 463 11 11
Fax: +41 58 463 11 00

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Welcome to the
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.

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Latest press release

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Quality of Federal Council dispatches satisfactory overall

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined 50 Federal Council dispatches from between 2007 and 2014. The aim was to assess the quality of the forecasts contained in these documents. What impact will a new law have on the environment, on society, on the economy, on the cantons or on federal finances? The assessment gives a positive picture overall, but some improvements are recommended.

Publication 02.2017

Press release

Swiss Federal Audit Office's priorities for 2017

The Finance Delegation, the Control Delegation and the Federal Council have acknowledged the 2017 annual programme of the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO). This programme is drawn up independently by the SFAO and consists of almost 170 audits. Like in 2016, some seventy of these audits will be published. By doing so, the SFAO is continuing its efforts for greater transparency.

Publication 01.2017

Press release



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