About Us

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“Setting the tone at the top to establish an ethical surrounding is the most important element of the accountability and control environment.”

Managing our university efficiently and effectively is critical to our teaching, research and public service mission. The chancellor has delegated various financial, administrative, and management responsibilities to administrative officials who are responsible for the operation of their departments or business units. It is expected that they will design and implement programs and practices that will establish an ethical environment and improve accountability and control in every area of UCLA. Each administrative official is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate controls are in effect.

Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

Mission Statement

The mission of Audit & Advisory Services is to assist The Regents and university management in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities through independent audits and consultations designed to evaluate and promote the system of internal controls, including effective and efficient operations.


We will be highly regarded by The Regents and campus management as a valued resource for effecting positive change through audits, consultations and investigations. We will foster demand because we exceed “customer” expectations by providing superior value-added services.

Our organization will have the highest professional and ethical standards; our team of well-qualified and respected professionals will observe the highest industry standards while promoting personal growth and continuing education. We will be enlightened through the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and we will continually improve our programs to exceed industry benchmarks.


Download a PDF of our charter.