SARAH R. PIOT CPA

Sarah is a shareholder in the tax advisory practice with over 15 years in public accounting. She specializes in providing various tax services primarily to tax-exempt organizations including institutions of higher education, arts and cultural organizations, social service organizations, private foundations and business and professional associations. In addition to supervising the preparation of tax-exempt organization returns, her areas of expertise include issues unique to tax-exempt organizations such as compensation and private inurement issues, unrelated business income analysis, assessing foreign information reporting requirements, analysis of board member relationships and transactions with disqualified persons, evaluating state solicitation requirements and conflict of interest best practices and annual execution.

Education

B.S.- Accounting, Robert Morris University

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—Schneider Downs Higher Education Industry Group

Member—Schneider Downs Not-for-Profit Industry Group

Team Leader—Schneider Downs Tax Technology and Efficiency Committee

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Board Member—Environmental Charter School at Frick Park

SHARE

Do you have a hobby/personal passion?   
Traveling

Who is your role model? 
My parents.

What was your childhood dream? 
To become a maid.  I love to clean.

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?   
I started at Schneider Downs as an Intern when I was in college.

What was your first job?   
Dairy Queen

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken) 
You never know what people are going through Be Kind.  Always.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Relax and watch Netflix.

Do you have advice for young professionals? 
Find a mentor.  Be confident, yet humble.

Our Thoughts On

FEATURED

Big Problem: Company Impacted By Ransomware.


Big Thinking: Restore System On-site And Avoid Six-figure Ransom.

TREVOR WARREN joined Schneider Downs in 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. He mainly focuses on audit, review, and compilation engagements, and services a diversified number of industries from automotive to nonprofit.
One of Trevor’s clients fell victim to ransomware. Their system was locked down and the ransom was in the mid six-figures. The company had cyber insurance and was referred to a few firms that were more focused on negotiating the ransom instead of assisting in restoring the system. That’s when Trevor received a call from the company’s CFO. “I was able to immediately get the CFO in touch with our cyber team, who were on-site and working with their Director of Information Technology quickly,” said Trevor. “We were able to successfully restore the client’s system and remove any threat of ransomware. Plus, the client did not have to pay any of the ransom and most of our fees were covered through their cyber insurance.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

Have a question? Ask us!

We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note, and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.

Breached?

Every moment counts. For urgent requests, contact the Schneider Downs digital forensics and incident response team at 1-800-993-8937. For all other requests, please complete the form below.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.