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Internal Audit Service

The Internal Audit Service provides independent advice, opinions and recommendations on the quality and functioning of internal control systems inside the Commission, EU agencies and other autonomous bodies.


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Job opportunity in the Internal Audit Service

Do you want to join a small team of committed and highly qualified professional officials? The DG Internal Audit Service is proposing an interesting position as Internal Auditor (GFIV).


Institutional affairs

The Internal Audit Service

  • carries out some 150 audits annually in the different departments of the Commission
  • makes recommendations to those departments on how they can improve their management processes(for risks, controls, governance)
  • promotes a culture of efficient and effective management in Commission departments
  • audits European agencies and other bodies that receive funding from the EU budget


The Internal Audit Service (IAS) of the European Commission was created as a part of administrative reform in the late nineties.

Internal Audit Service (IAS) history

Plans and reports

Commission work programme - overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Strategic plan - department strategy, objectives for 2020-2024

Management plan - department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report - department achievements, resources used during previous year

Annual report - summarises the results of IAS audits, recommendations and actions taken.

Leadership and organisation

Internal Audit Service - Organisation chart
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Internal Audit Service
Phone number
+32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
Postal address
European Commission, 1049 Brussels, Belgium