Dara Flores, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
“My experience here has given me the opportunity to grow into my role. I’ve learned and continue to learn about the many different aspects of the organization as having worked in both professional and practice support roles.”Reston (DC Metro)
+1 703 654 1443
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master of Accounting & BBA in Finance with an Economics minor, The College of William & Mary
Finance, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Accounting Information Systems
Dara is the Chief Financial Officer for Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, and is located in the Reston (DC Metro) office. Dara is responsible for all finance, accounting, payroll, human resource and benefit related matters for the firm. Dara is the firm’s lead technology resource for the accounting and payroll information systems.
Prior to her role administering Finance for the firm, Dara worked as a Senior Consultant in the forensic accounting practice where she provided litigation support and forensic accounting consulting services with a focus on the insurance and nuclear industries. As a forensic accountant, Dara performed financial statement analysis including analyzing the application of generally accepted accounting principles, regulatory compliance, valuation, calculations of economic damages, evaluation of complex accounting and financial issues, and identification of key underlying facts and trends. Dara’s casework frequently involved research related to GAAP, GAAS, PCAOB standards and industry-specific authoritative literature. Dara also performed outsourced internal audit Section 404 compliance services for clients.
Previous to her time at Ocean Tomo, Dara gained additional accounting experience in several roles focused on financial reporting, analysis and auditing services in the aviation, advertising and not-for-profit industries.
Dara earned a Master of Accounting and a BBA in Finance with an Economics minor, magna cum laude, from The College of William & Mary. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia.