Organisation and staff
The Commissioner responsible for the IAS is Algirdas Šemeta, whose brief also covers the EU's anti-fraud agency (OLAF) and the Commission department dealing with the EU's taxation and customs union matters (DG TAXUD).
Our Director General is Philippe Taverne, formerly the Commission's Chief Accountant.
The IAS is divided into two Directorates .
- Directorate A has responsibility for the EU agencies as well as communications and co-ordination within the Commission and other institutions.
- Directorate B looks after audit within the Commission's departments.
Within each Directorate, different units have responsibility for specific Commission departments and agencies.
The Internal Audit Service aims to recruit staff who are:
- qualified to the highest professional standards, or
- keen to continue their studies towards a professional qualification in auditing.
We also recruit a small number of administrative and secretarial staff.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. The same rules apply as for any other jobs with the European Commission.
Recruitment as a permanent EU official is based on a system of open recruitment exams ('competitions'). For more information, visit the European Personnel Selection Office.