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Sarah L. Belliveau

President and CEO | CPA, Prosci® CCP

sbelliveau@berrydunn.com

Sarah started at BerryDunn immediately out of college in 1992, working her way up through the ranks, most recently heading up the Not-for-Profit Practice. She has experience in many areas that gives her a unique perspective to help guide client success across industries.

Her intimate knowledge of our culture, coupled with decades of working in direct client service, team development, and collaboration with our diverse practice groups have positioned her to lead the dynamic group that BerryDunn’s clients and community have come to expect. 

Sarah started at BerryDunn immediately out of college in 1992, working her way up through the ranks, most recently heading up the Not-for-Profit Practice. She has experience in many areas that gives her a unique perspective to help guide client success across industries.

Her intimate knowledge of our culture, coupled with decades of working in direct client service, team development, and collaboration with our diverse practice groups have positioned her to lead the dynamic group that BerryDunn’s clients and community have come to expect. 

Sarah is heavily involved in the community, serving in various volunteer positions for organizations including United Way of Southern Maine, American Heart Association of Maine, Girls on the Run-Maine, and the Maine Philanthropy Center.

Previously, she led the firm’s Not-for-Profit Practice where she provided audit, accounting, and management advisory services to a variety of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations ranging in size and complexity. Her experience includes developing internal and external training sessions, including programs on federal grant compliance and board fiduciary responsibilities. 

Publications

  • Good Governance: Understanding Your Organization's Form 990
  • New MAAP Standards for Not-For-Profits

Presentations

  • Audit and Accounting Update, presented to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s Graduate Studies, “CPA Series Workshop”
  • Board Governance, presented to the Institute for Civic Leadership
  • Newsletter articles (UPMIFA cohort default rates, and Form 990 training for Boards)
  • Operating Reserves: A Buffer Against the Storm
  • The New “Super C”: An Overview
  • Enterprise Risk Management for Not-for-Profits: How to Eat an Elephant
  • Board Governance Basics: Are You Fulfilling Your Fiduciary Responsibilities?

Memberships and committees

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maine Association of Nonprofits
  • Independent Schools Association of Northern New England
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

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Education

BS, Accounting, highest distinction, University of Maine

Certifications

  • CPA
  • Prosci® CCP