• Welcome to the FAOA

    The FAOA is an institution under public law with its own legal identity. It is located in Berne/Switzerland. The FAOA has the responsibility to decide on applications for the licensing of individuals and audit firms who offer statutory audit services and to oversee audit firms auditing public interest companies. Together with the professional organisations, who issue the rules and standards for the audit sector, the FAOA ensures the proper performance and quality of audit services.

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Federal Audit Oversight Authority
Bundesgasse 18
P. O. Box
3001 Berne

Tel.: +41 31 560 22 22
Fax: +41 31 560 22 23
Email:   info@rab-asr.ch