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, a director at Friedman LLP, has more than 30 years of industry experience. She specializes in serving tax-exempt organization; including public charities, private foundations, associations and social welfare organizations; 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:

  • Form 990, 990T and 990PF preparation and review
  • Design and consultation of reportable information
  • Unrelated business income tax evaluation
  • Exempt tax-status applications
  • State registrations
  • IRS or state representation
  • Uniform audit guidance
  • Accounting for donor restricted contributions
  • Planning, supervising and reviewing complex audit engagements
  • Supervising production of all related compliance documentation to satisfy federal and state filing requirements

Sarah is a contributing writer and editor for 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 has been a speaker at the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Roundtable on current tax reform, was a featured speaker for National Business Institute on Form 990 and UBIT issues, moderator for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Whitley Lecture for the CFO panel, featured speaker for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on exempt organization noncompliance and examination issues. She is a distinguished faculty member of Lorman Education Services, having spoken on topics such as private foundation tax compliance.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member, Nonprofit Committee
  • 4CS of Passaic County, Treasurer
  • Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Finance Committee Member
  • CUMAC, Feeding People-Changing Lives, volunteer
  • The Salvation Army, Member, Bergen County Advisory Board