The authority of the Comptroller of the Word Zionist Organization is drawn from Article 60 of the WZO Constitution, which determines the independent status and main functions of the Comptroller. Detailed provisions on the functions and mode of operation of the Comptroller can be found in the Statutes of the Comptroller and the Control Office, as passed at the Zionist General Council.
The WZO Comptroller, who is elected according to the Constitution by the Zionist Congress, may also serve as Comptroller of the Jewish Agency, if so elected by the Board of Governors of the Agency. This linkage of roles has existed in practice for many years. The Comptroller Steven G. Stav was elected by the 37th Zionist Congress in October 2015.
It is the Comptroller's task to conduct an independent review of the WZO departments, the National Funds – Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and Keren Hayesod as well as other bodies, as defined in the WZO Constitution and in Clause 10 of the Statutes, in order to ascertain whether they operate within the desirable legal norms, budgetary discipline, financial accountability, administrative propriety and efficiency, and moral integrity. The Office of the Comptroller also deals with complaints from the public concerning the bodies coming under its purview.
The control findings, together with the Responses of the Chairman of the Executive, are debated in the Audit Comittee of the Zionist General Council. Once a year the Comptroller prepares an Annual Report to the Zionist General Council. Close to the meeting of the Zionist Congress the Comptroller prepares a comprehensive report referring to the period since the previous Congress.
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