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Sarah L. Jennings, CPA, CFE, CAE
Principal, Accounting & Outsourced Solutions

“€I am dedicated not only to the task my clients have engaged me with, but also to helping their organizations succeed and thrive overall.”


Sarah joined Maner Costerisan in 2003. She currently serves as a principal in the firm’s accounting and outsourced solutions department, leads Maner Costerisan’s fraud and forensics practice, and is a member of the firm’s nonprofit committee. Sarah has particular specialization performing internal control assessments, fraud risk assessments, fraud examinations, and other litigation support services for organizations across various industries. Additionally, she regularly performs audits for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) entities.

Sarah prioritizes helping her clients augment their internal controls and fraud prevention systems, while minimizing their costs in the process. For example, she assisted a large nonprofit transit organization improve their internal controls system at minimal expense to the organization. Sarah has also performed examinations for nonprofit organizations to determine their extent of loss due to fraud.

Beyond her client responsibilities at Maner Costerisan, Sarah regularly shares her expertise with colleagues and peers by speaking on industry related topics. Specifically, she has presented on “Internal Controls that Prevent Fraud” for the MICPA Nonprofit Conference, “Fraud in Small Business” for the Delta Side Business Association and “Fraud in Today’s Environment” for the Institute of Managerial Accountants.

Sarah resides in Laingsburg, Michigan with her husband, Russ, and their son, Kannon. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and playing golf.

Designations
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Michigan
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE)
Memberships
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
    • President, Lansing Chapter
  • Inforum
  • McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation
    • Board of Trustees Member
  • Women’s Interest Network
    • Founding Board Member
Education
  • Illinois Wesleyan University – Bachelor’s degree (2002)