United States

Sara Lord

Chief Auditor


Sara is the Chief Auditor and a member of the Board of Directors for RSM US LLP (RSM). In her role as Chief Auditor, she leads the audit and accounting policy and audit innovation departments of the firm. This includes overall responsibility for the methodology, tools, training and thought leadership supporting RSM’s assurance services as delivered today and their evolution into the future.

Prior to joining RSM, Sara was a partner in a regional accounting firm where she served clients and was a concurring and consultation resource for accounting and assurance needs. Sara also worked for a Big Four accounting firm in a variety of roles, including audit client service, national office consultation, and global office public policy.

Sara is a member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and Vice Chair of both the Center for Audit Quality’s Professional Practice Executive Committee and Advisory Council.

Sara received a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota (UND). She is a member of the UND College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Board and a 2015 inductee in the UND Accounting Hall of Fame.

Professional affiliations and credentials

  • Certified public accountant licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Minnesota Society of CPAs


  • Bachelor of Accountancy, University of North Dakota


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