Sarah is an accomplished accounting professional with over 15 years of experience in internal and external financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and auditing. Throughout her career, Sarah has served in a variety of roles, including senior auditor for a Big 4 accounting firm, senior financial analyst for a Fortune 500 retail company, and senior accountant for a Fortune 500 insurance company. Sarah’s experience includes leading high-profile strategic and financial initiatives, designing the system accounting structure for business expansions, and leading compliance audits.
With her expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley and Japanese-SOX, Sarah is highly proficient in all aspects of the internal control environment, from the initial assessment and design of an internal control framework to the testing, remediation, and documentation of control effectiveness. Her solid technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills also allow her to be adaptable to various types of accounting projects such as financial reporting, transfer pricing analysis, account reconciliations, intercompany processes, GAAP research, and system implementations.
Sarah’s proven ability to lead financial and compliance projects, along with her excellent communication skills, allow her to easily interact with cross-functional partners and company executives. Clients appreciate her ability to build solid relationships and act as their trusted advisor.
Banking, Insurance, Investments, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Retail
What is something interesting we wouldn't learn about you from your resume alone?
I graduated high school from the American School of Paris. My dad's job moved my family to Paris, France, so we lived in downtown Paris for 2.5 years. Paris is a lot different from the suburbs of Pittsburgh!
What was your first job?
My first accounting job was in my sophomore year of college. I worked at a construction company performing accounts payable entry. It was mostly data entry, but it perfected my 10-key skills for my first official accounting job at Ernst & Young.
Do you have a favorite activity or place to go in Columbus?
My family and I enjoy all of the beautiful Columbus Metro Parks. The parks are like little gem's splashed around the city, and most of the trails are the perfect distance for my kid's little legs!