Sara Dioguardi | KPMG | US
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Sara Dioguardi

Principal, Advisory

KPMG in the U.S.

Sara is a Principal in KPMG’s Technology Enablement consulting practice. She has more than 30 years of experience leading the development of technology strategies and delivery of large, transformational IT initiatives in clients’ supply chain, finance, engineering and manufacturing operations. She has led multiple global systems implementations and major integration initiatives that have resulted in enhanced business processes and collaboration, reduced operating costs and improved customer service.

Professional experience

Sara is expert in planning, developing, and executing large, technically-complex programs through disciplined program management and systems implementation methodology, people management, and change management techniques. She has significant experience building, enhancing, diagnosing, and remedying large programs in IT and in business functions, resulting in dramatic improvements in program success rates, on-time delivery, and program ROI.

Revenue recognition highlights:

Sara leads KPMG’s Technology Enablement revenue recognition and leasing practice, which focuses on the planning, design and implementation of process and technology initiatives required to support the revenue recognition and lease accounting standard changes. She has broad knowledge of the technology implications of the new standards, and experience in the breadth of accounting automation tools/technologies. She has led numerous clients through the process of selecting the software to best address their specific business requirements.

She is currently assisting numerous clients in assessing the impacts of the accounting changes on their business processes and existing technology, and then helping them develop, design and implement the new processes and systems to address these impacts.

Led a major program for a large telecommunications provider to implement new software and corresponding redesigned processes to drive compliance to new revenue recognition standard. Program started with translation of accounting impacts into business requirements and functional/data/systems requirements, followed by software package selection, detailed design & configuration, testing and deployment. Historical data processing is now in progress.

Leads technology/process team responsible for dozens of in-process projects supporting clients in achieving compliance to the new revenue recognition and leasing standards, leveraging range of different technology solutions. Frequently serves as subject matter expert on topic of revenue recognition technology impacts.

Education and qualifications

  • Lean Six Sigma Certified

  • PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • MS degree, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

  • BS degree, Chemical Engineering, Brown University

Accreditation

  • Sara is a managing director in KPMG’s Technology Enablement consulting practice, specializing in technology strategy and delivery of large, transformational IT initiatives.

Representative clients

  • General Motors, CDW, Lincoln Electric, ACI, Wrigley, Sprint, Hospira, Air Liquide, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Praxair, Unilever, Exxon Mobil Chemical, U.S. Steel, Case New Holland (CNH), Hollister (Medical Products), Abbott Labs, Caterpillar, Dana Holding Corporation, Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Springleaf Financial, DTE, Knowles Corporation, DST.

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