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Sarah E. Richards

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Sarah works with a variety of non-public companies ranging from closely held businesses to venture capital and private equity backed entities, with a concentration in private equity and investor-controlled businesses. She primarily provides clients with accounting and assurance services including audits, reviews and similar financial statement engagements in a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, consumer products and technology. She is sought after as an internal resource for addressing complex accounting matters in a practical manner for advising clients. Sarah's experience also includes providing buy-side financial due diligence on merger and acquisition transactions. 

Additionally, Sarah has extensive experience in audits of employee benefit plans and is the leader of the firm's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Practice, which provides audit services to approximately 60 defined contribution and defined benefit plans annually. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Sarah spent three years in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services group at Ernst & Young. Sarah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Sarah is a member of the AICPA and the Vermont Society of CPAs. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Lake Champlain Chamber, the advisory board of the Center for Women & Enterprise – Vermont, and as a Corporator for Northfield Savings Bank. She is also a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Champlain program, and a 2014 graduate of the Excellence in Executive Leadership (ExcEL) program.

She resides in Georgia, Vermont, with her husband, Ben, and her daughter, Eliza.

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