Sarah R. Piot CPA

Sarah is a shareholder in the tax advisory practice with over 15 years in public accounting. She specializes in providing various tax services primarily to tax-exempt organizations including institutions of higher education, arts and cultural organizations, social service organizations, private foundations and business and professional associations. In addition to supervising the preparation of tax-exempt organization returns, her areas of expertise include issues unique to tax-exempt organizations such as compensation and private inurement issues, unrelated business income analysis, assessing foreign information reporting requirements, analysis of board member relationships and transactions with disqualified persons, evaluating state solicitation requirements and conflict of interest best practices and annual execution.


B.S.- Accounting, Robert Morris University

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—Schneider Downs Higher Education Industry Group

Member—Schneider Downs Not-for-Profit Industry Group

Team Leader—Schneider Downs Tax Technology and Efficiency Committee

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Board Member—Environmental Charter School at Frick Park

Do you have a hobby/personal passion?   

Who is your role model? 
My parents. 

What was your childhood dream? 
To become a maid.  I love to clean.

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?   
I started at Schneider Downs as an Intern when I was in college.

What was your first job?   
Dairy Queen

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken) 
You never know what people are going through Be Kind.  Always.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?   
Relax and watch Netflix.

Do you have advice for young professionals? 
Find a mentor.  Be confident, yet humble.


Sarah R. Piot CPA

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big problem:
I’d be happy to talk about reducing your company’s tax burden. Email me directly here.
big thinking:
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Shareholder Gennaro DiBello has widespread experience in all areas of tax and business planning associated with closely held companies, and he's been with Schneider Downs since 1987.

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