Cour des Comptes
The Cour des Comptes ("Court of Accounts", also translated into "Court of Financial Auditors") is a institution of the Government of France whose duty is to audit public institutions, as well as some private institutions. It checks whether their accounting is in good form, and whether public funds have been well employed
It writes a yearly public report.
It is assisted by regional jurisdictions called Chambres régionales des Comptes (regional chambers of accounts").
The Court is divided into 7 chambers, each headed by a president. The Court is headed by the first president, currently Philippe Séguin.