Sara DeSmith

Sara leads PwC's Sustainability Assurance practice, helping clients reliably and transparently communicate sustainability and other environmental, social and governance (ESG)  metrics to meet the new reality of stakeholder expectations.  She has deep expertise advising companies on emerging trends and new standards in corporate reporting.

As a Deals partner based in New Jersey, she specializes in M&A complex accounting, IFRS implementation and US GAAP changes.  She is a member of PwC's Global Accounting Consulting Services network and has 14+ years experience advising companies on GAAP, IFRS and regulatory changes.

She has completed two tours in the PwC-US National Professional Services Group and has 25+ years experience assisting a wide range of companies solve complex financial reporting issues.

Sara is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and New York. She was appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy in 2012 and in May 2017 was elected President of the Board.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University.