The Audit and Management Advisory Services (AMAS) Department is an objective assurance and consulting activity that is independently managed within Gallaudet University and guided by the philosophy of partnering with management at all levels to continuously improve operations of the University. The department is responsible for facilitating a systematic and ongoing evaluation of the University's risk management, control, and governing processes as a basis for identifying potential risks in critical business processes and recommending proactive measures to mitigate those risks. The department serves as a key advisor to University management on a wide range of financial and operational issues related to all business activities of the institution. In this role, AMAS staff act as value-driven internal consultants, change agents, business analysts, and quality advocates.
Audit and Management Advisory Services is a critical component of the University's governance and accountability structure. Management personnel are ultimately responsible for prudent resources management and for compliance with regulatory and internal policy requirements affecting their operations. The Audit and Management Advisory Services Department supports
and complements campus management personnel in discharging their fiduciary responsibilities effectively.
The Audit and Management Advisory Services Department reports administratively to the President and functionally to the Board of Trustees Audit Committee. The department is authorized full and unrestricted access to all areas and information sources necessary to carry out its internal assurance and consulting responsibilities.