Sarah DeVoe CPA Burdette Smith & Bish

Whether it’s learning Hawaiian for fun, recalling Latin from her college days, or looking for a new book on the Arlington County Library website, Sarah DeVoe’s love for language and learning is evident. That’s one of the things that helps her excel as a certified fraud examiner, CPA, and partner at BSB.  Sarah shares her knowledge with others in the community by serving on several boards, including Doorways for Women and Families and Business Finance Group. She also shares advice she received from a mentor early in her career-“It all comes out in the statement of cash flows.”  It refers to all the underlying transactions you don’t see at first glance, but when you start digging, you find all those secrets hidden in the numbers.

Sarah excels in providing accounting services for her clients in professional services, technology, and not-for-profit. She also excels in traveling many places, especially to her favorite vacation destination in Sonoma, California; shopping at the nearest mall; or cheering for her New York Mets and Richmond Spiders. If she’s not providing tax services, business entity selection, audits, financial statements, or peer reviews, she may be sipping a cup of tea and re-reading her favorite book, The Great Gatsby. 

Education

B.S.B.A., Accounting, Latin minor, University of Richmond

Professional

  • Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia (CPA)
  • Licensed in the State of New York (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community service, past and present

  • Board of Directors – Doorways for Women and Families
  • Ambassador Committee – Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Peer Review Committee – VSPCA
  • Young Professionals Advisory Committee – VSPCA
  • Alpha Chi Omega
    • Alumnae Chapter Treasurer and Past-President
    • Finance Advisor and Finance Specialist
    • Delegate – Northern Virginia Alumnae Panhellenic Association

Areas of Expertise

TAX

  • Tax Preparation and Planning
    • Business (Partnership, S corp, C corp)
    • Single Member LLC
    • Not-For-Profit

ASSURANCE & ACCOUNTING

  • Audits
    • Not-For-Profit Audits
  • Financial Statements
  • Peer Review

FRAUD EXAMINATION