Sara has extensive experience leading our Governmental Services Niche in the areas of external and internal auditing, single audits, agreed-upon procedures, taxation, information returns, and financial reporting. She is also responsible for a quality review of all of our governmental reports on engagements on which she does not have engagement responsibility. Sara’s expertise includes internal audits, pension and other postemployment benefit reporting requirements, single audits, and providing guidance to our clients on important compliance areas. She currently manages client expectations for many of our governmental clients, including over a dozen internal audits, and maintains the continuing professional education requirements of Government Auditing Standards.
State University of New York at Geneseo, Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Harvard Business School Executive Education, 2016, Governing for Nonprofit Excellence
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Public Schools Accounting Committee
Government Finance Officers' Association
- Advisory Committee, WNY Chapter
New York State Association of Counties
Western New York Association of School Business Officials
Institute of Internal Auditors
Buffalo Business First, 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2015
Buffalo Business First, 40 Under 40 Judge
Passed Series 7 and 66 securities exams – Financial Advisor*
Erie County SPCA, Treasurer, Past Board President
Buffalo Erie Marathon Association, Inc., Board Member
Cradle Beach Camp, Inc., Board Member
Sara is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time at the SPCA and with her beloved dog, Darby. She is also a frequent volunteer at South Line Fire Company. When Sara is not busy helping others, human and animal alike, she enjoys traveling all over the world.
*Sara Dayton is a financial advisor/registered representative offering securities through Avantax Investment Services SM, Member FINRA, SIPC and investment advisory services through Avantax Advisory Services SM.