Audit & Advisory Services

Audit and Advisory Services provides internal audit and consulting services to San Francisco State University and its auxiliary organizations. The Institute of Internal Auditors defines internal auditing as "an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes."

We conduct and report to management on reviews of internal controls in the following categories: operational, financial reporting, and compliance. We also perform special investigations of suspected fiscal irregularities and assists in coordinating visits of outside auditors, acting as a liaison between management and auditors as needed.

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Phone: (415) 338-2763

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Gary Norton

Gary Norton 

Interim Director of Audit & Advisory Services 

Gary Norton joined San Francisco State University’s Audit & Advisory Services in December 2013.  Previously, Gary was Audit Director at Alum Rock School District in San Jose and was an Auditor for the Judicial Branch of California state government for five years. Gary is an alumnus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Finance and Property Management, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor.