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Sarah L. Belliveau

Principal | CPA

sbelliveau@berrydunn.com

Sarah, a Principal, works with a number of significant organizations throughout New England, including Catholic Charities Maine, The Opportunity Alliance, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, and Brewster Academy, to name a few. Clients rely on Sarah to provide objective and comprehensive feedback, offering improvements they can implement to remain competitive and compliant in the complex environments in which they operate.

Sarah is a Principal in the firm’s Not-For-Profit and Healthcare Industry Groups and provides audit, accounting, and management advisory services to a variety of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations ranging in size and complexity. Sarah is also responsible for developing internal and external training sessions, including programs on federal grant compliance and board fiduciary responsibilities.

Sarah, a Principal, works with a number of significant organizations throughout New England, including Catholic Charities Maine, The Opportunity Alliance, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, and Brewster Academy, to name a few. Clients rely on Sarah to provide objective and comprehensive feedback, offering improvements they can implement to remain competitive and compliant in the complex environments in which they operate.

Sarah is a Principal in the firm’s Not-For-Profit and Healthcare Industry Groups and provides audit, accounting, and management advisory services to a variety of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations ranging in size and complexity. Sarah is also responsible for developing internal and external training sessions, including programs on federal grant compliance and board fiduciary responsibilities.

Experience Highlights

Sarah helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • Audit and related consulting services with emphasis on internal controls and federal and state compliance
  • Board governance training and guidance
  • Indirect cost rate proposals

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

News

EDUCATION

BS, Accounting, highest distinction, University of Maine

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CPA

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