Sarah McKenna

Sarah McKenna

Corporate Audit at CDPHP

Albany, New York Area

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Sarah McKenna's Overview

  • Corporate Audit at CDPHP
  • Office Assistant at The Lighthouse Wine & Seafood
  • Intern at Dormitory Authority, State of
  • Intern at Quirion Construction

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Sarah McKenna's Summary

Hardworking, quick learner, always eager to learn and excel at something new.

Sarah McKenna's Experience

Corporate Audit


Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Insurance industry

February 2014Present (8 months) Albany, New York Area

Staff Auditor

Farm Family Insurance

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Insurance industry

June 2012February 2014 (1 year 9 months) Albany, New York Area

 Review and analyze financial data, advertisements, policies and procedure manuals, privacy and security measures, appropriate staff licenses, as well as social media, to ensure adherence to federal regulations as well as Farm Family Companies regulations for all company agents nationwide.
 Conduct annual Circular 9 audit that reviews and tests a sample of Life, Disability, and Casualty claims throughout the year for accuracy and timeliness of payment.
 Assemble and examine NJAIRE annual audit documentation to verify correct submission and prices for New Jersey Automobile insurance guidelines.
 Perform miscellaneous vendor reviews analyzing invoices and payments for accuracy and validity and voicing recommendations to internal departments on the value of specific vendors currently contracted with.

Claims Analyst

Albany Medical Center

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

September 2011June 2012 (10 months) Delmar, NY

 Process Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CDPHP, MVP, and Fidelis medical claims to ensure compliance to Federal, State, and Company regulations as well as adherence to payor approved contracts.
 Monitor procedures for addressing older claims, credits, adjustments and compiling the findings on the payer agenda for review. Work with payor representatives from various insurance carriers to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
 Responsible for ensuring information on an insurance claim is accurate, determine why claims are denied or underpaid, write appeals, and investigating medical records to determine if a claim can be supported.
 Developed policies and procedures for internal coding issues within the billing department.

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2008August 2011 (3 years)

 Reviewed financial data and provided recommendations to ensure accuracy according to governmental auditing standards. Conducted opening and closing conferences, review of procedures, and wrote audit reports on internal departments each fiscal year.
 Administered desk audits and site visits on subcontractors that consisted of mostly not-for-profits, government agencies, and universities statewide and country wide.
 Compiled statistical data and created a variety of reports, tables, and exhibits to present audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Provided complex procedural support to professional accounting staff as well as Executive Directors and CEO’s.
 Conducted annual risk assessment, review of ARRA expenditures and required reporting submitted to Federal Agencies.
 Designed, created, and supervised coding staff of a web based time and effort reporting system for nonprofits to better help them comply with federal regulations regarding effort reporting.
 Developed, wrote, administered, and insured Federal and State funded contracts were in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines as well as OMB Circular guidelines.

Office Assistant

The Lighthouse Wine & Seafood

May 2005August 2008 (3 years 4 months)

Assisted in the design and upkeep of the company webpage.
Enter accounts payable and accounts receivable entries into Quickbooks System.
Managed the companies' invoices and filing system.


Dormitory Authority, State of

May 2007August 2007 (4 months)

Conducted research and performed data analysis, which provided me perspective on finance methodologies.
Assisted employees and project managers with questions and problems regarding multiple intranet computer systems available.
Worked with GREEN construction databases to record and keep track of LEEDs points.
Worked with a co-intern to create and distribute a state wide intern survey.


Quirion Construction

May 2006August 2006 (4 months)

Entered payments and made invoices using QuickBooks Systems.
Managed the company's payroll and payment system.
Organized the business by implementing spreadsheets and universal forms.
Answered phones, directed calls, took orders and answered customer's questions.

Sarah McKenna's Courses

  • Masters, Business Administration

    Empire State College

    • Management Information Systems

Sarah McKenna's Skills & Expertise

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Dreamweaver
  3. Financial Analysis
  4. Accounts Payable
  5. Microsoft Excel
  6. Accounts Receivable
  7. QuickBooks
  8. Payroll
  9. Data Analysis
  10. Invoicing
  11. Auditing
  12. Journal Entries
  13. Internal Audit
  14. Nonprofits
  15. Finance

Sarah McKenna's Education

Empire State College

Masters, Business Administration


Southern New Hampshire University

Masters, Business Administration


University of Maine

Bachelor, Business Administration; Finance


Sarah McKenna's Additional Information


Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Reading

Groups and Associations:

Coeymans Fire Company, IIA

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the Principals Award from Gardiner Area High School in 2004.
Recipient of the Nauman S/S Business Grant in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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