Johnson Lambert Nonprofit Audit Partner Sarah McConnell, CPA

Sarah McConnell


Professional Designations
Auditor. Mentor. Go-to Resource.
What She Does
A master of frosting and fondant, Sarah loves to bake and decorate cakes in her spare time. When she’s not whipping up something sweet, she is usually exploring the outdoors and hiking with her sons and golden retriever.
Outside of Work



Who She Serves: Insurance, Nonprofits, & Employee Benefit Plans

Industry Involvement

  • Member, AICPA
    • Accounting and Review Services Committee
  • Member, American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership
    • Member, Finance and Business Operations Section Council
  • Member, Maryland Association of CPAs
  • Member, Greater Washington Society of CPAs
  • Member, James Madison University School of Accounting Guiding Executive Board
  • Board Member & Treasurer, Classroom Champions, Inc. (an international nonprofit organization)
  • Member, Insurance Accounting and Systems Association

Firm Involvement

  • Office Co-Lead, Virginia


  • MD #34754
  • VA #33715


  • MBA, Loyola College in Maryland
  • BBA in Accounting and Mathematics, Loyola College in Maryland

Recent Articles & Presentations

  • Speaker – Finance, Human Resources, and Business Operations Conference, ASAE, June 2016
  • “Accounting Standards Update” – 2016 Employee benefit Plan Conference, Maryland Association of CPAs, May 2016
  • Speaker – 2016 Employee Benefit Plan Conference, Greater Washington Society of CPAs, May 2016
  • “Navigating the Road to Simpler EBP Disclosures” – Johnson Lambert, May 2016
  • Speaker – 2015 Not-for-Profit Organizations Symposium, Greater Washington Society of CPAs, December 2015