David Sundstrom, CPA

Title: 
Board Member
Organization: 
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Bio: 

David Sundstrom serves as one of seven members of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, a non-profit organization that establishes and improves financial accounting and reporting standards for the country’s 90,000 state and local governments. He has served in that post since July, 2009 and his term will end June, 2019.

Mr. Sundstrom retired as the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector of Sonoma County in March, 2016 after a 36 year carreer in governmental finance and auditing. Prior to taking office in Sonoma, Mr. Sundstrom served Orange County as their Auditor-Controller for thirteen years and as their first Director of Internal Audit for three years where he assisted in the County’s recovery from its historic bankruptcy. Before transitioning to county service, Mr. Sundstrom worked for sixteen years in the higher education system as the University Auditor for the California State University Board of Trustees and as the Campus Audit Manager for the University of California at Davis. He has also worked for a private sector CPA firm as a senior accountant responsible for governmental auditing. Mr. Sundtrom has extensive experience in establishing internal audit functions and establishing audit committees.    

He has served as the president of the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and of the State Association of County Auditors. He has served as the chair of the State Controller's Advisory Committee on County Accounting Procedures.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. David Sundstrom was born in Berkeley, CA. He graduated from Saint Mary's High School and attended Saint Mary's College. He enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged. He then served in the California Air National Guard while attending community college in Oakland and Santa Rosa. Mr. Sundstrom completed his undergraduate work at Sonoma State University, graduating with honors and earning a baccalaureate degree in management. After graduating from Sonoma State, Mr. Sundstrom went on to earn his MBA with emphasis in Finance and Accounting from the University of California at Davis. Mr. Sundstrom is a Certified Public Accountant. David Sundstrom lives in Forestville, CA with his wife, Cristina.