Accounts Chamber of Russia

Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation (Russian: Счётная палата Российской Федерации) is the parliamentary body of financial control in the Russian Federation.

Accounts Chamber of Russia
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Agency overview
Formed14 January 1995
HeadquartersZubovsksya Street 2, Moscow
Agency executives


The prototype of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation was the Chamber-collegium established by Peter I in 1718 for the management of state taxes and some sectors of the state economy. Prior to that time, the treasury of Russian tsars was a mess. The founder of the Court of Auditors Petr Lukich Aksenov. In 1719, he introduced to the Russian government the written balance of income and expenditure of money in the state treasury, and gave the Emperor a weekly report of capital flows. Moreover, Petr Aksenov defined the form of accounting for the Chambers-collegium and teach it local clerk and officials from all Russia. In 1725, the Senate determined Peter Aksenov kamerirom, and in 1731 Secretary.

From 1811 to 1918 in Russian Empore exists office of State Comptroller. Then it was replaced by People's Commissariat of same name and in 1920 by Rabkrin


Status of the Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation by the Constitution of Russia and the Federal Law "On the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation", according to which the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation is a permanent body of financial control, which is formed by the Federal Assembly, the bicameral parliament of Russia and accountable to him. The work of The Chamber is guided by federal law, carries out the assignments of the Federation Council and the State Duma. As part of its objectives Chamber has the organizational and functional independence. It is the supervisory body of the Federal Assembly, but is not a structural unit and formally applies to the legislative, executive or judicial branches of government.


Chairman and half of (six auditors) Accounts shall be appointed by the State Duma, Vice-President and the other half of (six auditors) - Council of the Federation. Audit Chamber composed of a body and the unit. Board considers the organization of work, as well as reports and messages. Chairman (or in his absence - his deputy) manages the Accounting Chamber, organizes its work, auditors led by certain activities. The apparatus consists of the inspectors (who directly organize and carry out control) and other staff members.

Internal matters of the Chamber, the distribution of responsibilities between auditors[1] Court of Auditors, the Apparatus of the Accounts Chamber of Russia[2] and the interaction of the structural units of the Accounting Chamber, the order of business, development and implementation activities of all kinds and forms of control, and other activities are regulated by the Accounting Chamber, approved by its Board.


Chairman Took Office Left Office Length of service
1   Khachim Karmokov 17 January 1994 19 April 2000 6 years, 93 days (2,284 days)
2   Sergei Stepashin 19 April 2000 20 September 2013 13 years, 154 days (4,902 days)
3   Tatyana Golikova 20 September 2013 17 May 2018 4 years, 239 days (1,700 days)
4   Alexei Kudrin 22 May 2018 Incumbent 2 years, 194 days (925 days)

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