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Organisation

The Austrian Court of Audit (ACA) is headed by its President. The ACA is organised monocratically, i.e. the President, who is the highest decision-making authoritiy, is responsible for its performance and effectiveness.

On 1 January 2014, the ACA's organisational structure was adapted to serve its strategic objectives. Since then, the ACA has been organised in 5 sections and 33 specialised auditing and expert departments with different areas of performance. In order to support theme-specific and cross-linked working and auditing methods, related activities and areas of audit are pooled in one section.

President

Ms Margit Kraker

Phone: +43 (1) 711 71 - 8456
email: buero@rechnungshof.gv.at

Head of Expert Unit on Internal Management/Quality of Audit/INTOSAI
Mr Christian Grüner

Head of Expert Unit on External Managment/Quality of Public Finances
Ms Verena Farré Capdevila

Spokesperson of the Austrian Court of Audit, Media Relations
Mr Christian Neuwirth

Office
Ms Andrea Stroh
Ms Elisabeth Berger

 

Section 1

ACA Infrastructure/Audit Support

Director General Viktor Cypris

Cluster A; ACA Infrastructure/Development

1A1, Budget, Outcome Orientation and Infrastructure
Ms Liane Stangl

1A2, HR Management

Mr Peter Zach

1A3, Planning/Development
 Ms Ulrike Katterl

1A4, IT Infrastructure
Mr Norbert Neumann

Cluster B; Audit Support

1B1, Editing
Mr Leopold Mayr

1B2, Communication and Relations with Parliament
Mr Anton Lerchner

1B3, International Affairs and General Secretariat of INTOSAI
Ms Monika González-Koss

Section 2

State/Economy

Director General Robert Sattler

Cluster A; Law/Security/Administrative Reform

2A1, Foreign Affairs/Defence
MR Mag. Birgit Caesar-Stifter

2A2, Judicial Administration/Domestic Affairs
Ms Elke Bernhard

2A3, Federal Administration
Ms Claudia Kroneder-Partisch

2A4, HR/IT Audit
Mr Bruno Walter

Cluster B; Economy

2B1, Legal Matters
Mr Markus Böheimer

2B2, Arts/Culture/Media
Mr Bernhard Kratschmer

2B3, Comprehensive Environmental Protection/Agriculture and Forestry
Mr Heinrich Lang

Section 3

Provinces/Municipalities/Real Estate

currently vacant

Cluster A; Provinces/Municipalities/Financial Equalization

3A1, Real Estate/Construction
Mr Josef Pitschko

3A2, Provinces and Municipalities/Administration
Mr Thomas Scheiflinger

3A3, Provinces and Municipalities/Public Services
Ms Barbara König

Cluster B; Health Care/Social Affairs

3B1, Hospitals
Ms Maria Ditz

3B2, Health Care
Mr Gregor Ribarov

3B3, Social Affairs and Social Insurance
Mr Norbert Weinrichter

Section 4

Education/Science/Infrastructure/Economy

Director General Wolfgang Wiklicky


F41, Expert on Administrative Reform
Mr Georg Plepelits

Cluster A; Education/Science

4A1, Education
Ms Anna Rossoll

4A3, Science
Mr Michael Wais

4A4, Research
Mr Martin Winkler

Cluster B; Infrastructure

4B1, Transport
Mr Johann Vilanek

4B2, Construction
Mr Hermann Primig

4B3, Infrastructure/Spatial Planning
Mr Stefan Matheisz

4B4, Economy and Labour Market
Mr Bruno Egermann

Section 5

Financial Affairs/Sustainability

Director General Helga Kraus


5F1, Expert on Income Survey and Outcome Orientation
Ms Elisabeth Dearing

Cluster A; Financial and Legal Matters

5A1, Financial Equalization and Financial Flows
Dipl.–Ing. Klaus Pichler, MBA

5A2, Financial Statements
Mag. Klemens Gundacker, MBA

5A3, EU Finances
Ms Edith Klauser

Cluster B; EU Affairs/Sustainability

5B1, Public Shares/Energy/Post/Telecommunications
Ms Silvia Zendron

5B2, Public Charges
Mr Gerhard Steininger

5B3, Banks and Financial Management
MR Bernhard Beybel, BA

Disabled Access

Pursuant to Section 8 of the Federal Disabled Person's Equal Opportunities Act (Bundes-Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz), the state shall take suitable and concrete measures in order to help disabled people to have access to its products and services. Therefore, a plan was drawn up to eliminate structural barriers in buildings used by the ACA (staged plan for federal buildings).

 

All ministers, the presidents of the Constitutional Court, of the ACA, the National Council and the Federal Council as well as the Ombudsman had to publish a staged plan on their website for their area of responsibility by 31 December 2010. Once completed, direct discrimination is only considered to take place if issues stipulated in this staged plan are not dealt with by December 2019.

 

For the ACA it is of central importance to ensure that everybody has a point of contact in the ACA and to provide accessible equipment for all employees. For this reason, the ACA pays special attention to disabled facilities when it looks into construction activities.

 

During the 2009 renovation of the ACA headquarters, significant accessibility measures were put in place. These included lower control panels in the entrance and in the lifts, braille and floor announcements in the lifts and several automatic doors for disabled people throughout the building. In addition, the toilet facilities on all 13 floors used by the ACA were fitted out for disabled use. Emergency and evacuation plans were taken into particular consideration. The ACA has complied with the legal requirements in terms of accessibility in its headquarters.