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Sally Hudson, CPA, CISA

Audit Manager

"I have built my career by developing expertise in auditing – I feel committed to helping clients better understand and strengthen their business through close, collaborative relationships."

Responsible for guiding not-for-profit entities on the path to effective financial reporting, Sally Hudson is the trusted voice of competence for clients. For more than a decade, she has built her auditing career on helping tax-exempt organizations understand best practices and the importance of integrity in internal control procedures—knowledge informed through her certification as an information systems auditor.

Her audit expertise incorporates risk assessments, evaluations of balance sheet and income statements, and the preparation of financial statements. She has specialized expertise collaborating with not-for-profit organizations that receive federal funding to ensure their reporting complies with 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart F (Uniform Guidance) and other agency requirements. Single Audit clients require specific audit planning procedures, and Sally delivers in-depth professional insights to help clients serve as responsible stewards for federal funding.

Her experience meeting federal compliance requirements includes a background not every auditor has—firsthand experience serving as an auditor within the federal government. Working in the Office of the Inspector General of a Department of Defense agency, Sally conducted independent audits and related reviews of the agency in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards. She developed audit programs, conducted risk assessments, evaluated internal controls, examined financial condition and business practices surrounding agency financial statements.

Her experience with government-related audit work finally includes fieldwork and supervision of colleagues auditing counties, towns, community action agencies, health and welfare agencies, foundations and for-profit companies including their employee benefit plans.

Sally’s expertise evaluating internal controls extends, also, to consultations with service organizations who need to validate the integrity of the information technologies, safeguards and internal controls they have in place to protect clients’ financial transactions. By conducting rigorous reviews of and delivering SSAE 18 SOC1 reviews and reports, Sally’s clients develop a transparent understanding of their internal systems and opportunities to improve them.

When Sally is not applying her diverse talents to help Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM)’s clients, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband, two young boys and their toy poodle. She also enjoyed boating, fishing and anything water-related.

Professional Qualifications and Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Maryland
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • B.S. Accounting / Information Systems, Salisbury University

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