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General Prosecutor


Louis Gautier is the General Prosecutor of the Cour des comptes since 17th of September 2022. Graduated from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in 1983 then integrated the Cour as auditor.

The duties of the General Prosecutor
Louis Gautier’s Biography

Portrait de Louis Gautier

Louis Gautier was born on September 26, 1956

The duties of the General Prosecutor

As a body that assists the Cour, the main mission of the General Prosecutor is to enlighten the Cour with its opinions, assist with the implementation of its rulings and oversee its activity. it is traditionally a prime intermediary between the court and various state authorities. it is principally in charge of ensuring the law is applied correctly, bus also monitors the consistency of the jurisprudence of the Cour and Regional and Territorial Chambers of Accounts, as well as ensuring procedures are followed.

Louis Gautier’s  Biography


  • Graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA) - ("Solidarity" promotion)


  • Officer of the Legion of Honour
  • Officer of the National Order of Merit
  • Officer of the Order of Academic Palms
  • Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters


  • 07/09/2022: General Prosecutor
  • 24/09/2020: President of Chamber
  • President of the Inter-jurisdictional Training on the Civil Service
  • 05/03/2018: Court of Accounts
  • 2014 to 2018: Secretary-General for Defence and National Security
  • Member of the Security Ethics Commission
  • 06/05/2002: Court of Accounts
  • 11/12/2000: Senior Counsellor
  • 09/06/1997: Defence Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Deputy Rapporteur at the Constitutional Council
  • 01/04/1993: Court of Accounts
  • 06/01/1993: Deputy Director of the Office of the Minister of Defence
  • 25/02/1991: Technical Advisor in the Office of the Minister of Defence
  • 23/10/1990: Technical Adviser in the Office of the Minister of the Interior
  • 20/05/1988: Technical Advisor in the Office of the Minister of Culture
  • 05/05/1987: Referendum Counsellor
  • 1984-1988: Mission Officer of the First President