MorganFranklin Senior Manager Sarah Petit Wins Consulting Magazine Top 25 Consultants Award
D.C.-area audit advisory and risk management expert among distinguished winners of premier awards program honoring nation's top 25 professionals in consulting industry.
McLean, Virginia – May 9, 2016
Consulting magazine has named MorganFranklin Consulting Senior Manager Sarah Petit one of the nation's Top 25 Consultants in the publication's prestigious annual list recognizing the most influential and trusted advisors in the profession. She is profiled in the May 2016 issue of Consulting magazine for Excellence in Client Service, chosen from more than 400 nominees from the biggest names in consulting and across all markets. Petit has served in MorganFranklin's Public Sector Market since 2010 and is currently the engagement manager for one of the firm's largest government contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), responsible for providing strategic audit advisory support to guide her client through an unprecedented environment.
"Being named one of the Top 25 Consultants in the U.S. has been an extremely humbling experience. I focus each day on giving the best to my client and enjoying the work I get to do and the team I have the privilege to lead. It seems basic, but being recognized for client service validates the value I place on supporting my client in executing their mission," Petit said. "At MorganFranklin, we pride ourselves on being a 'better different.' This award demonstrates our desire and ability to support our clients in a way that is different from everyone else."
Petit played an instrumental role in her client becoming the first military service to successfully complete a financial statement audit by leading development of a cutting-edge automated tracking and reporting solution and supervising her team through the annual review and delivery of more than 15,000 documents to auditors. With more than eight years of CFO Act audit and federal consulting experience, Petit has extensive knowledge and vast experience in Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) regulations, and financial management and audit readiness work. She has worked with a Cabinet-level agency to develop and implement Quality Assurance and Controls Monitoring (QACM) programs, provide A-123 support services, establish risk assessment tools, and assist in efforts to achieve compliance with major laws and regulations. In recognition of her audit expertise and performance, Petit's client has entrusted her to impart critical knowledge to the financial management community by building and presenting a curriculum for officers and staff non-commissioned officers (NCOs) on audit requirements, components, and sustainment.
"After working in consulting for more than 20 years, professionals like Sarah Petit are the reason that I am motivated to continue to serve in this industry," said Frank Landefeld, Managing Director & Public Sector Market Leader at MorganFranklin. "I cannot think of an individual more deserving of this recognition—a sentiment that is echoed daily by Sarah's clients, who regard her as a mentor, sounding board, and advisor in presenting a clear vision and strategy that have saved countless labor hours and rerouted dollars to building increased mission efficiency. Her unwavering dedication to serving her client and our warfighters is unmatched in focus, flexibility, patience, and adaptability."
The 8th annual Top 25 Consultants Awards Dinner will be held on June 16 at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City, and the July 2016 issue of Consulting magazine will feature special coverage and photographs from the event. To view a complete list of the winners, click here.
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MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
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