Terms of Reference

CERN Audit Committee


Terms of Reference



General remit and authority


The CERN Audit Committee, a subordinate body established by the Council in accordance with Article V, paragraph 12, of the CERN Convention, provides oversight of the Organization’s[1] governance, risk management and internal control arrangements. The Committee assists the Council by providing independent, objective advice and guidance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Organization’s arrangements in the following areas:

     a) Governance structure;

     b) Risk management;

     c) Values and ethics;

     d) Internal control framework;

     e) Oversight of internal and external audit.





[1] “Organization” hereinafter refers to CERN and its Pension Fund.