The Board members are chosen by Parliament, through a three-fifths majority vote, for a six-year term which may be renewed just once.
Board members are appointed from among civil servants of corps or categories requiring education to higher degree level, or from lawyers, economists or professors of commerce, all of acknowledged competence and with more than fifteen years of professional experience. Those who, in the preceding four years, have been government ministers, departmental secretaries general, comptrollers general or senior officials charged with ordering payments or handling the treasury of the Catalan Government may not be appointed as members of the Public Audit Office.
Anybody taking on the role of Board Member is subject to a job compatibility regime, as laid down in the Public Audit Office Act.
It pertains to Board members to:
- Submit to the Board their proposal for the Annual Programme of Activities for the department they have been assigned.
- Organise and direct the department they have been assigned.
- Present to the Board the draft audit reports and other documents drawn up under their leadership.
- Propose to the Board the undertaking of ad hoc reports, work on them and draw up the corresponding draft report to be presented to the Board.
- Ensure procedures are complied with and sufficient checks are carried out to support the conclusions of the reports.
- Prepare proposals for pronouncements that have been requested within the scope of statutory provisions.
- Carry out other functions determined by the Board.