Sarah Avery

Sarah Avery

CPA, Director

100 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 200
East Hanover, NJ 07936
p 973.929.3506
f  973.929.3507

Sarah Avery is a Director at Friedman LLP with more than 30 years of industry experience. She specializes in not-for-profit organizations including private foundations providing audit and tax compliance services. 


Sarah specializes in tax-exempt issues as they apply to not-for-profit organizations. She is also well-versed in the needs of closely held businesses in a variety of industries, including leasing, manufacturing, real estate, and health care service providers.

Her expertise includes:

  • Managing audit engagements for nonprofit organizations and federal award recipients
  • Tracking legislative and regulatory developments that impact the nonprofit sector
  • Contributing writer to the Friedman LLP Nonprofit Advisor Newsletter
  • Utilizing database software to produce paperless engagements
  • Maintaining a proactive approach to assessing reporting needs
  • Setting up systems to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Managing client relationships
  • Supervising production of all related compliance documentation to satisfy federal and state filing requirements
  • Planning, supervising and reviewing complex audit engagements
  • Reviewing corporate, partnership and individual tax returns

Sarah is a contributing writer to the Friedman LLP Nonprofit Advisor newsletter and has been published in the Non-profit Times Exempt magazine, the New Jersey Society of CPAs Pulse newsletter and New Jersey CPA magazine. Sarah was a featured speaker for National Business Institute on Form 990 and UBIT issues, moderator for the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2016 Whitley Lecture for the CFO panel, and featured speaker for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Exempt Organization noncompliance and examination issues.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Gift Planning Council of New Jersey, Member, Board of Directors
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, Member, Advisory Gift Planning Council
  • The Salvation Army, Member, Bergen Advisory Board
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Member, Planned Giving Council
  • United Way of Northern New Jersey, Volunteer Audit Reviewer
  • Montclair United Soccer Club, Former Treasurer
  • New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member, Nonprofit Committee, and Member, Student Programs and Scholarship Committee