The Audit Office, in 2 minutes

La Sindicatura de Comptes de Catalunya

Welcome to the Sindicatura de Comptes de Catalunya, the Public Audit Office for Catalonia, an institution set up under Catalonia's Statute of Autonomy of 1979 and the external auditor of the accounts, financial management and efficiency of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), local government and the rest of Catalonia's public sector. The way the functions of the Public Audit Office are defined in the Statute of Autonomy currently in force emphasises the essential characteristics of our institution: it is an audit institution because its role is to audit the monetary and financial management of public entities, verify their compliance with the law and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations; it undertakes external audits because it acts independently of the Government and, although it does report to Parliament, it has full organisational, functional and budgetary autonomy; and its powers cover the entire public sector of Catalonia, composed of the Catalan Government, local government, and all the organisations controlled by them.

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