Audit and Advisory Services (A&AS) assists all levels of University management in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities by providing relevant, timely, independent assurance, advisory and investigative services using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate risk and improve the effectiveness of control and governance processes.

A&AS is authorized to have full, free and unrestricted access to information including records, computer files, property, and personnel of the University in accordance with the authority granted by the University of California Board of Regents' approval of the Internal Audit Management Charter and applicable federal and state statutes. Except where limited by law, the work of A&AS is unrestricted. A&AS is free to review and evaluate all policies, procedures, and practices of any University activity, program, or function.