Sefton Boyars, CPA, CFS, CGFM, CIA, was the U.S. Department of Education’s regional inspector general for audit in regions IX and X until he retired in 1996. During his 35-year career, Sefton worked for a variety of federal and local government audit agencies. He’s a member of the California Society of CPAs and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s combined committee on accounting principles and auditing standards and government accounting and auditing.
Sefton is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and often served as chair or cochair of its subcommittees and roundtables. He’s also an experienced trainer and has taught for numerous organizations, including federal, state, and local governments; professional associations; the USDA Graduate School; and Management Concepts, Inc. Sefton received the Association of Government Accountant’s National Education and Training Award for 1998.