by Russ Friedewald | Aug 9, 2021
The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903 and maintains its responsibility through an affiliation with Northern Illinois University.
1120 E. Diehl Rd Suite 107,
Naperville, IL. 60563
Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is the current Director of Risk Advisory and Forensic Services for Wipfli, LLP’s financial institutions practice. Previously, she has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Leaders Bank, CFO and Treasurer of Pinnacle Banc Group, Inc. and Pinnacle Bank and as Senior Vice President and Controller at the Oak Brook Bank located in Oak Brook, IL.
Sara is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and is Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Sara has 35 plus years of internal audit, accounting and reporting issues, enterprise risk management, asset/liability consulting and operational reviews experience with a concentration on financial institutions.