• 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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FAOA

Federal Audit Oversight Authority
Bundesgasse 18
CH-3011 Berne
Switzerland

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

Foreign audit firms

If a company based abroad provides statutory or comparable audit services for companies under foreign law whose equities are listed on a Swiss stock exchange, it has to alternatively announce itself by declaration with the FAOA or have a licence as a federally-supervised audit firm.

Declaration and Licensing