Follow-up on audits

Rigsrevisionen follows its reports until the relevant ministry has taken action in response to the recommendations.

Rigsrevisionen reports the results of the financial audit and major studies to the Public Accounts Committee. Subsequently, we and the Public Accounts Committee follow up on the actions taken by the ministries in response to our findings. This follow-up procedure is unique and contributes to ensuring that our audits are effective.


Niels Gyldenvang Steffensen

Follow-up procedure

Follow-up procedure

The members of the Public Accounts Committee discuss and add their comments to Rigsrevisionen's reports, before they are forwarded to the parliament.

At the same time the Public Accounts Committee ask the responsible minister to submit his/her comments to the audit findings. 

Within two to four months, as determined by the Public Accounts Committee, the minister shall inform Rigsrevisionen and the Committee of the measures that the department will implement to meet the recommendations.

On the basis of this statement, Rigsrevisionen submits a follow-up memorandum to the Public Accounts Committee, recommending either that the case be closed since all issues have been appropriately addressed  or that there are still outstanding matters that Rigsrevisionen intends to follow up.

Ministerial statements and follow-up memorandums prepared by Rigsrevisionen are made public in the "Final report on the public accounts", which is submitted to parliament once a year by the Public Accounts Committee. The report on the public accounts forms the basis for the parliament’s approval of the public accounts for the fiscal year.