California Department of Finance

The Office of State Audits and Evaluations (OSAE) assists and supports the Department of Finance in serving as the Governor's chief fiscal policy advisor and promoting long-term economic sustainability and responsible resource allocation. OSAE accomplishes this through independent audits, objective evaluations, and other related services. Several statutes require Finance to perform audits/evaluations of various state funds and/or programs. Additionally, OSAE conducts engagements as requested by the Governor’s Office, Finance Director, or other state entities.

OSAE accomplishes these multifaceted objectives using staff with diverse backgrounds, professional certifications, and technological expertise. OSAE is committed to adherence to professional standards and to maintaining the credibility of the organization.