Vlad Marinescu is the vice chancellor and chief audit officer for the 23-campus California State University system. He joined the CSU in July 2020. In his role, Marinescu provides leadership in the design, analysis and implementation of a comprehensive audit and advisory services program for the CSU system and its auxiliary organizations. This includes evaluating and making recommendations to both management and trustees regarding the reliability and integrity of financial and operating systems; compliance with governmental regulations, rules and procedures established by other standard-setting bodies; adequacy of methods established to safeguard university assets; the economy and efficiency with which financial resources are utilized; the achievability of objectives and goals for operations and programs; and the provision of advisory/consulting services.
Marinescu is also responsible for responding to external audit inquiries to the system. He represents the CSU in all matters concerning audits and audit resolution with the State Auditor, the State Department of Finance, the State Controller's Office and other state and federal agencies. He also coordinates the internal audit program with audits of the university's public accountants in order to reduce unnecessary duplication of audit effort.
A product of the CSU, Marinescu earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach. He has served in both public and private sector internal audit roles and is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.