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Audit Staff

Jorge Oseguera (City Auditor) - In early March 2010, Jorge Oseguera became Sacramento's first Council appointed City Auditor. Mr. Oseguera reports directly to the Mayor and City Council and is responsible for the direction and management of the Office of the City Auditor.

Prior to working for the City of Sacramento, Mr. Oseguera worked for the San Jose City Auditor's Office and conducted performance audits from 2001 to 2010. During that time, Mr. Oseguera worked on a variety of audit projects, including fleet management, grant oversight, debt management, and health benefits. His efforts identified well over $50 million in savings and resulted in enhanced City service delivery and improved accountability. Mr. Oseguera has also served in two municipal peer reviews and issued compliance statements to attest to their adherence to Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

Mr. Oseguera's work has been recognized by the Association of Local Government Auditors with the 2001 Special Project Award, the 2004 and 2005 Knighton Award Honorable Mention, the 2008 Gold Knighton Award, the 2011 Bronze Knighton Award, the 2013 Gold Knighton Award, and the 2014 and 2015 Distinguished Knighton Award.

Mr. Oseguera holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration from California State University Stanislaus. He is also an alumnus of the Sacramento Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, and a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow of the University of Washington.

Historic City Hall
915 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office:  (916) 808-7270
Fax:  (916) 840-7681
JOseguera@cityofsacramento.org

 


 

Lynn Bashaw, CIA, CISA (Assistant City Auditor) - Lynn Bashaw joined the City Auditor’s Office in May 2013. Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, she worked as an auditor for the California Earthquake Authority, Golden 1 Credit Union, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, and National Credit Union Administration where she performed operational and compliance audits.

Ms. Bashaw was recognized by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) with Distinguished Knighton Awards in 2014 and 2015.  Ms. Bashaw received an NCUA Special Act Award in 2007 for outstanding supervision of credit unions and for her work with the Division of Special Actions.

Ms. Bashaw holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Western International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.  Ms. Bashaw is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Ms. Bashaw serves as a Board Member for the Sacramento Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Historic City Hall
915 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office:  (916) 808-7278
Fax:  (916) 840-7681
LBashaw@cityofsacramento.org

 


 

Farishta Ahrary, CPA, CFE (Senior Auditor) - In June 2013, Farishta Ahrary joined the City Auditor’s office. Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Mrs. Ahrary worked at a CPA firm performing individual and business tax services and financial statement audits of school districts across Northern California.

Mrs. Ahrary was recognized by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) with a Gold and Distinguished Knighton Award in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Mrs. Ahrary graduated with a Master of Science in Accounting from University of Phoenix. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Mrs. Ahrary is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Mrs. Ahrary is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She also serves as a board member of the local chapter of the ACFE and the Hospitality Committee Chair for the local IIA chapter.

Historic City Hall
915 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office:  (916) 808-7266
Fax:  (916) 840-7681
FAhrary@cityofsacramento.org

 


 

Chau Cao (Senior Auditor) - Chau Cao joined the City Auditor's Office in October 2016.  Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Ms. Cao worked for Golden 1 Credit Union performing operations, compliance, and IT audits.  Ms. Cao has over 15 years experience in the banking industry.

Ms. Cao holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of California, Davis.

Ms. Cao is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is also a volunteer at the local chapter.

Historic City Hall
915 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office:  (916) 808-7285
Fax:  (916) 840-7681
CCao@cityofsacramento.org

 


 

Jordan Sweeney, EIT (Auditor) - In October of 2015, Jordan Sweeney joined the City Auditor’s Office.  Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Mrs. Sweeney worked in asset management and reliability for Genentech Inc.  Mrs. Sweeney also worked for Wells Fargo Bank for four years.

Mrs. Sweeney graduated with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Chico.  Mrs. Sweeney is a licensed Engineer-in-Training.

Mrs. Sweeney is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).

Historic City Hall
915 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office:  (916) 808-2310
Fax:  (916) 840-7681
JPSweeney@cityofsacramento.org



   

Sean Arnold (Auditor) - Sean Arnold joined the City Auditor's office in October 2016, following 20 years of active duty Air Force service.  Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, he worked as an Inspection Team Manager and Air Force Inspector General staff inspector where he conducted performance and compliance inspections, as well as planned and executed multi-agency disaster and deployment readiness exercises.

Mr. Arnold spent 13 years as an enlisted aviator and flight examiner, and seven years as a military law enforcement officer and investigator.  He is a decorated combat veteran, and has received multiple awards for excellence during his tenure in law enforcement, aviation, and the Inspector General staff.

Mr. Arnold graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, University College with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  He also holds Associate of Applied Science degrees in both Aviation Operations and Criminal Justice, and is a Certified Professional Manager.

Mr. Arnold is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  He also volunteers with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services teaching adult GED students.

Historic City Hall
915 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office:  (916) 808-5341
Fax:  (916) 840-7681
SArnold@cityofsacramento.org

 


 

Alicia Cline, MPA (Volunteer Editor) - Alicia Cline joined the City Auditor's office in April 2015. Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, she was an audit manager for the California Department of Education external audits unit. Ms. Cline also worked at the California State Auditor's Office for over five years. She has three years' experience reviewing audit work and editing audit reports at a senior level. At the California State Auditor's Officer she received nearly 100 hours of writing and editing training.

Ms. Cline holds a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Chico, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in English from University of California, Davis.

Ms. Cline volunteers with the Sacramento Public Library's Adult Literacy program where she tutors adults in basic and GED-level English and assists staff with program administration.