Until his retirement in October 1996, Sefton Boyars was the Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit in Regions IX and X. During his 35-year career, Sefton worked for a variety of federal and local government audit agencies. He is a member of the California CPA Society and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s combined committee on Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards and Government Accounting and Auditing.
Sefton Boyars is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager, a Certified Fraud Specialist, and a Certified Internal Auditor. He is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and often served as chair or co-chair of its subcommittees and roundtables. He is 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, Incorporated. Sefton received AGA’s National Education and Training Award for 1998.