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Bianca Sarrach, CIA, CFE, CFSA, CRMA

Risk Assurance Advisory

Change is hard but inevitable; you have to drive and live change every day.

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Bio

Meet Bianca

Bianca is a partner in Armanino’s Risk Assurance & Advisory practice. With more than 15 years of auditing and consulting experience, Bianca is a key member of the group’s financial and operational side.

Bianca works with a variety of private and public entities, focusing on improving clients’ operational and financial business processes and accounting procedures, identifying growth opportunities and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. Her areas of expertise include internal audit, risk management, control assessment and implementation, Sarbanes-Oxley/FDICIA/Model Audit Rule compliance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) implementation and compliance, financial industry compliance and policy and procedure implementation.

Bianca earned an M.S. in international management from Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany, and an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Community

  • Arts Atlanta, Treasurer and Board Member
  • German American Cultural Foundation
  • Moore Social Ambassador

Experience

  • Brown Smith Wallace
  • BDO
  • Volkswagen

Education

  • Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
  • Webster University

Speaking Engagements

  • “An Introduction to ESG,”  IIA Springfield Chapter, December 1, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Saint Louis Chapter, December 8, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Atlanta, December 8, 2021
  • “Risk Briefing on ESG,” December  9, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Jefferson City Chapter, January 20, 2021

Q&A

Q. Make a prediction, describe your vision of the business future.
Our society is at an inflection point where everyone is reevaluating what we prioritize and value. Going forward, there will be more questions from investors, business partners and customers about a company’s ESG profile. Businesses will need to address how they’re leading with the values their customers and their employees share.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
One of my clients in the banking industry has a very entrepreneurial mindset and recruits its employees based on industry experience and skill rather than basic banking experience. That’s a characteristic of a business that isn’t satisfied with what has already worked before, but instead asks how it can continuously improve and reinvent itself. That’s the mindset I admire.
Q. What’s your proudest moment?
We flew to Germany for a long stay, and my kids handled it so well. I was very proud of how adaptable and flexible they’ve been. They’re developing skills that will help them through the rest of their lives.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?
My parents, who taught me confidence and independence. When it’s time to make a big decision, they’re my first counsel and my sounding board. They instilled me with a sense of family and the security to know that they are always there for me.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
There is always another day. Early in your career, everything can feel like a fire drill. There’s more to life than just work, like family. Take a step back and look at each situation and learn how to prioritize. Maybe you need to take half an afternoon off to decompress and come back to your engagement tomorrow with a fresh perspective.
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