Susan Sabo


Susan is a CPA with more than 20 years of combined experience in public accounting and the financial institution industry, including experience with Fortune 500 financial services companies. Susan serves as the managing principal of CLA’s financial services group. Her responsibilities include providing engagement oversight in the areas of assurance and internal audit. In addition, Susan provides board advisory and management consulting services in the areas of strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Susan has been involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions of sizes ranging from $150 million to $500 billion with engagement at all stages of the process.

Susan has significant experience leading multiple complex efforts with a respect for internal and external deadlines while maintaining a high-level of communication.

  • Consulting experience in the financial institutions industry serving community institutions.
  • Accounting / finance leadership in more than a dozen mergers over the past 10 years including investment analysis, regulatory reporting and financial and operational integration.
  • Well-versed in SEC and bank regulatory reporting requirements and compliance.
  • Experience implementing Sarbanes-Oxley 404 and FDICIA.
  • Knowledgeable in the area of policy and procedure review and recommendation.


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

In the community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants