About us

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) is an autonomous, independent, professional and nonpolitical organization established as a permanent institution. Its purpose is to:

  • provide mutual support to SAIs;
  • foster the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences;
  • act as a recognized global public voice of SAIs within the international community;
  • set standards for public sector auditing;
  • promote good national governance; and
  • support SAI capacity development, cooperation and continuous performance improvement.

The seat of INTOSAI and the General Secretariat is Vienna, Austria, which is the official seat of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Austria.

Effective as of 1 January 2022, INTOSAI was granted the legal status as “other international organization” in accordance with the Austrian Federal Headquarters Act (regulation issued by the Federal Minister for European and International Affairs pursuant to the Federal Law Gazette for the Republic of Austria, 2021, Part II, Regulation No. 594).