Until his retirement in October 1996, Sefton Boyars, CPA (ret.), CGFM (ret.) had been the Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit in Regions IX and X for sixteen years. During his 35-year career, Mr. Boyars worked for a variety of federal government audit agencies and a California county.
Mr. Boyars is active in his profession. 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. He served on the Qualifications Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy for three years. Mr. Boyars is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager.
He is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and often served as chair or co-chair of its subcommittees and roundtables. Mr. Boyars is a past president of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
Mr. Boyars is 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. He received AGA’s National Education and Training Award for 1998.
Mr. Boyars is the author of the Association of Government Accountants’ study guide for Course 3 of the Certified Government Financial Manager: Governmental Financial Management and Control. The most recent revision was issued in the spring of 2014.