De Noordelijke Rekenkamer (The Northern Audit Office) in short
'De Noordelijke Rekenkamer' has been established in 2005 due to transformations in the public sector. The main goal is to support the 'Provinciale Staten' (comparable to Legislative Assembly) of the Northern provinces Drenthe, Fryslan and Groningen. More specifically the Rekenkamer want to support the Provinciale Staten in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and accountability of the provincial (regional) government.
De Noordelijke Rekenkamer is independent in its choice of audits. Focus of all audits is effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of policy by the provincial government. Every other year the Rekenkamer composes an auditprogram [link onderzoeksprogramma].
The Board of de Noordelijke Rekenkamer consists of mr. drs M. Ch. A. Smilde (chairman), dr. P. L. Polhuis MA and dr. van der Bij. Secretary to the board is dr. Herweijer, he also is head of the Bureau. Currently we employ five auditors. From time to time we hire external expertise for a short period. Our officemanager, Mrs. Petri supports the Board as well as the Bureau.
If you have any questions, whether it is about our auditprogram, about a subject de Noordelijke Rekenkamer might look into, or about the possibility of cooperating with us, don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by telephone (00 31) +592 30 47 90 or send an e-mail.