Sarah Smith

Executive Director Finance and Resources

Sarah started her career as an external auditor with BDO Stoy Hayward.  Having progressed to a managerial position and specialising in social housing she moved to KPMG (provider of audit, tax and advisory services).  At KPMG Sarah was responsible for the social housing helpdesk.

Sarah also worked at London and Quadrant Group as Head of Financial Services and then Director of Financial Services. 

She had full responsibility for the key areas of finance including:
  • Financial and management accounts
  • Budget setting and review
  • Key performance indicator reporting
  • Processing payroll, pensions and insurance
  • Financial systems
  • Audit Committee. 
Sarah is a member of the National Housing Federation's SORP working party.  She sits on the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) social housing sub-committee.

Sarah won a joint award in July 2016 for 'Finance Director of the Year' and 'Overall Winner' at the Housing Association National Accountancy (HANA) Awards.