Sarah has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants. Her career spans over 30 years working within the legal sector for both small and medium sized law firms, fulfilling roles from practice manager through to COFA. During her career she has worked with a number of legal regulators, professional bodies and government organisations.
Sarah has been a member of the Institute of Legal Finance & Management throughout her career, qualifying as a Fellow member in 2005. Sarah also served as chairperson between 2010-2012 and continues to serve as an Executive Council Member. Sarah is also a trainer, tutor and examiner having won the “Wilfred Owen” award for her dissertation of “Practice Management within a Law Firm”. Sarah has also received the “Aron Bowl” twice during her career for voluntary contributions to the profession.
Before starting a family in 2009 Sarah was an Army Reservist, having served overseas to include a number of operational tours: serving in Bosnia and Iraq where her financial management experience was utilised by the Coalition Provisional Authority. Sarah dealt directly with local ministers to assist and oversee the budgets for all local provinces within the southern region of Iraq.
Sarah thrives on opportunities to share her knowledge and experience with others whilst bringing value through improvements and efficiencies. She is often referred to by her peers as the Mary Poppins of the profession!