Saralee is a detail-oriented. analytical, organized, and dedicated audit professional who brings a personalized approach that maximizes collaboration between clients and audit team. Saralee has over five years of industry knowledge and assurance experience, specializing in mortgage clients. She has experience running and supporting both internal and external financial audits from audit planning to execution. Additionally, she has experience with compliance audits, audit program development, GNMA custodial audits, and various agreed upon procedures including MERS and AML testing.
Saralee started at Richey May in 2016 as an external auditor performing independent financial assurance audits as well as HUD compliance audits, BSA/AML audits, MERS audits, and various other agreed upon procedures. Saralee transitioned into internal audit in 2019.In her current role as Internal Audit Manager, Saralee oversees the internal audit services for mortgage operations. Saralee works closely with clients to perform risk assessments and familiarize herself with each clients unique circumstances and challenges to help plan a risk-focused audit approach and scope that will be most suited for their individual needs.
Saralee was drawn to internal audit because of the unique opportunity that it offers to see the whole picture of a business’s operations. Additionally, it allows her to work closely with management to identify opportunities for improvement of business operations efficiency and effectiveness. Saralee is a Colorado native who enjoys exploring the views, food, and culture that her home state has to offer alongside her husband Alex and her two dogs.