Subject. The article discusses the role of the controlling function of governance as part of the evaluation of State-financed institutions' performance. Objectives. The study substantiates institutional aspects of the concept Control with reference to State-financed institutions and the specifics of their finance. I also carry out the theoretical examination of the need in controlling their performance. Methods. The study involves general scientific methods. Drawing on the systems approach and logical generalization, I sorted prevailing views on the analyzable categories. The abstraction was applied to summarize the main conclusions. Results. Scholars still interpret financial control differently. Furthermore, regulatory documents, which are adopted by both the legislature and the government, are not consistent with the existing views on financial control. Some interim types of financial control may possibly be something else, which shall be further studied. In my opinion, any activities associated with financial flows shall be qualified as financial. Therefore, the respective control is financial. governmental budgetary control is subdivided into control over budgetary and extrabudgetary finance due the specifics of budgetary institutions' finance. As the performance of State-financed institutions is evaluated in terms of the efficiency of budgetary spending on governmental functions, control should pursue the evaluation of State-financed institutions' performance by source of finance. Conclusions and Relevance. Governmental financial control includes several interim types, including budgetary and extrabudgetary activities. The performance of State-financed institutions shall be monitored by the two aspects so as to evaluate whether budgetary funds are efficiently spent on governmental functions. The findings are designated for unfolding theoretical views on the control over State-financed institutions' performance as a crucial tool for administration. The findings can be used for scientific and practical purposes in accounting and control.
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