Sara M. Dayton, CPA
Sara has extensive experience serving governmental entities in the areas of internal and external auditing, single audits, taxation, information returns and financial reporting. As the leader of our governmental services group, Sara is responsible for reviewing all governmental financial statements and assists with the management and delivery of services by facilitating risk assessment and client expectations for our larger governmental clients. She maintains and exceeds the continuing professional education requirements of Government Auditing Standards. In addition to the services she provides to local governments, Sara performs audits and related financial services for commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Sara is a member of the accounting industry’s professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is a Registered Representative with 1st Global Capital Corp. having passed Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. She is working towards the certified internal auditor designation with the IIA.
On a local level, Sara is an active member of the NYSSCPA Public Schools Accounting Committee; Association of School Business Officials, Western New York Chapter; the Government Finance Officers' Association, including the Western Chapter Advisory Council; and is a member of the New York State Association of Counties.
Sara serves as President of the Board of Directors and has served on several committees for the SPCA Serving Erie County. She was name a recipient of Buffalo Business First's 40 Under 40 Awards in 2015. In 2016, Sara completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education's Governing for Nonprofit Excellence program. Sara graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits itemized deductions for state and local taxes (SALT). To bypass this limitation, some states have approved charitable contribution "workaround" legislation.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Auditors rely on more than just random techniques and gut instinct to pick transactions to analyze during internal controls testing.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Your nonprofit’s internal auditors have a unique perspective on your organization’s operations and financial condition. Are you making the most of their knowledge and expertise?
Monday, October 31, 2016
Sara Dayton, CPA and Doug Sosnowski, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFF were featured in Forbes.com's article Real Accountants Spill the Beans on Hollywood's "The Accountant."