Sandy Freeman has danced with numbers as a Certified Public Accountant, in public accounting for ten years and in the accounting profession for over fifteen years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and General Business and received accounting and law education from the University of New Mexico. She passed the CPA exam, upon completion of that education.
Sandy began her career in public accounting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She worked for five years with KPMG, LLP, an international accounting firm, as a member of their audit group. Upon moving to Central Oregon, Sandy worked for a local governmental organization that provides affordable housing options in the roles of Finance Director, Asset Manager and Development Director for a total of seven years. She has worked with local public accounting firms in central Oregon since 2008 and since it’s establishment, she has been an integral part of the firm of Chris Mahr + Associates I CPAs.
Sandy has a strong background as an auditor and has worked with a variety of clients including governmental organizations nonprofit foundations, private and publicly-traded for-profit entities, financial institutions and healthcare. Her extensive experience includes audits of organizations subject to the Minimum Standards of Oregon Municipal Corporations, the Government Accounting Office and A-133 Single Audits. She also has experience working within a municipal corporation in the areas of finance, bond/debt issuance, grant application/management and affordable housing development. Sandy draws on this broad base of experience in assisting and auditing clients.
Sandy is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon and also has an Oregon Municipal Auditor license. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Sandy has served on the Deschutes Public Library Foundation board for six years finishing her term in 2017. She has volunteered as a financial literacy teacher and Site Council Member for the Tumalo Community School in 2007 and 2004-2006, respectively.
When not on the audit trail, she may be found recreating with family and friends: hiking, skiing, or dancing – with or without numbers.