It is the body responsible for monitoring, supervising and controlling the management of the Conference’s finances. At the head of this body is a Comptroller, an official who shall be in office for three years, with the possibility of being re-elected, who must be of a nationality other than the Secretary General of the Conference, and who exercises his/her functions ad honorem with headquarters in their country of origin, autonomously and independently.
Although the Comptroller is not part of any of the collegiate organs of the Conference, the regulations of the organization provide the Comptroller may participate with the exercise of the right to voice in the sessions of the General Assembly, the Permanent Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies (CIESS).
The functions of the Comptroller include the following:
- Exercise surveillance and supervision so that the financial and budgetary management of the Conference adjusts to the control mechanisms established by its governing bodies.
- Submit annual reports to the Permanent Committee, and triennial reports to the ordinary General Assembly.
- Issue recommendations to the CISS bodies for the proper financial operations of the Conference.
- Collect timely and in due form the results of the external audit commissioned jointly with the General Secretariat of the Conference.
- Conduct , in coordination with the General Secretariat, a prospective analysis of the finances of the CISS, in which the assumptions for the planning of income and expenses of the Conference are reviewed, during the three years to come.
Currently, the Comptroller is under the direction of Mr. Eduard Del Villar Liranzo, elected Comptroller by the XVIII Ordinary General Assembly, held in Mexico City, in August 2016. Mr. Del Villar is an economist, business administrator and social security specialist.