About us

DFØ is mandated to help ensure sound financial management in Norway’s government institutions and that the government reaches its goals through good governance, organisation, management and decision-making support.

What we do

Our main tasks are to:

  • provide shared payroll and accounting services to government institutions
  • administer the Instructions for Official Studies and the regulations on financial management in government institutions
  • provide advice and guidance on governance, socio-economic analysis, administration and management, employment issues and public procurement
  • administer joint purchasing agreements for government agencies and enterprises
  • investigate and analyse the state of government institutions, their development and need for change
  • offer professional development to leaders and employees of government agencies and enterprises
  • administer the systems for the government’s public accounts and consolidated accounts
Key figures
  • 752 employees (2021)
  • Some 90 per cent of all government agencies and enterprises use our payroll and accounting services (2021). See list of our customers.
  • 204,122 wage earners (2021)
  • 138,500 users of the DFØ app (2021)
  • NOK 645 billion paid out from the accounting system (2021)
  • 1,260,000 incoming invoices (2021)
  • 74 million transactions via the government’s consolidated accounts (2020)
  • 191 government agencies and enterprises report to the public accounts (2021)

Organization

We are organized in five divisions:

  • Division for Payroll (Stavanger)
  • Division for Accounting and Financial services (Trondheim)
  • Division for governance, organisation and leadership (Oslo)
  • Division for Strategic Planning and Joint Services (Oslo)
  • Division for Public Procurements (Oslo)
  • Communications Unit (Oslo)

Directors

  • Hilde Singsaas, Director General
  • Gøril Aune, Director of the Division for Accounting and Financial services
  • Christian Storhaug Johnsen, Director of the Division for Strategic Planning and Joint Services
  • Anne-Berit Herstad, Director of the Communications Unit
  • Hilde Nakken, Director of the Division for governance, organisation and leadership
  • Dag Strømsnes, Director of the Division for Public Procurements
  • Bjørn Sæstad, Director of the Division for Payroll
Updated: 5. August 2022

Contact

If you have any questions, contact us at postmottak@dfo.no.

  • Telephone: (+47) 400 07 997

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