Comptroller and Auditor General

Information

The Irish Constitution states that a Comptroller and Auditor General must be appointed. The main function of the Comptroller and Auditor General is to carry out an audit every year of the State's accounts. He or she then submits an annual report of the audit to Dáil Eireann.

The Comptroller and Auditor General is nominated by Dáil Eireann and appointed by the Irish President. You can read further information on the current Comptroller and Auditor General on audgen.gov.ie.

The Comptroller and Auditor General is also the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) for Ireland. Supreme Audit Institutions in Ireland and abroad are linked through a number of regional and international bodies:

The Comptroller and Auditor General cannot be a member of the Oireachtas (the Irish Houses of Parliament).

You can see an overview of government expenditure on whereyourmoneygoes.gov.ie, a website of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.

Where to apply

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

3A Mayor Street
Dublin 1
Ireland

Tel:+353 (0)1 863 8600
Homepage: http://www.audgen.gov.ie/
Email: webmaster@audgen.irlgov.ie


Page edited: 16 March 2017