Congratulations to CMM Controller Amanda L. Sexton, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, who has been named to the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) inaugural 40 Under 40 list. The awards recognize CPAs and accounting professionals with notable skills who are visibly making a difference in the profession. The winners will be presented with their awards during the NYSSCPA NextGen Conference later this month, held online due to the pandemic.

As Controller, Sexton oversees CMM’s accounting department and is responsible for budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management, financial reporting, internal controls assessments, year-end tax planning, and managing the firm’s banking relationships. These roles have taken on added significance during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, with her credentials and licenses including ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation), CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics), and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), Sexton adds another dimension to the services that CMM provides to its clients.

Sexton served as the youngest President in the history of the Suffolk chapter of NYSSCPA, created two new committees that continue to serve the Society’s members today, and actively seeks out new knowledge and experience in both public and private accounting.

Prior to joining CMM, Sexton served as Controller for a $30MM construction contractor in Suffolk County. She began her career in public accounting, primarily in the areas of accounting and auditing, business valuation and litigation support. She has provided expert witness testimony multiple times in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and also has several years of experience auditing grant programs funded by various federal, state and local agencies.