Caroline McGrath, CPA, CFE

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Caroline McGrath joined J.S. Held in March of 2022 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Ocean Tomo. Caroline is a Senior Manager in the Global Investigations practice, working from the Reston (DC Metro) office. She is responsible for providing litigation support and forensic accounting consulting services, including evaluation of economic damages, internal audit and auditor malpractice, insurance and reinsurance, spent nuclear fuel, and financial reporting matters. Caroline conducts research related to GAAP, GAAS, PCAOB standards, and industry-specific authoritative literature. Her recent work includes an evaluation and measurement of economic damages from employee fraud and defalcation.

Caroline joined J.S. Held after several years as a Senior Financial Analyst with CGI and a Senior Tax Associate at Ernst & Young, a Big 4 accounting firm.

While at CGI, Caroline developed and managed a $160M budget, forecast, and monthly income statement for the financial services and insurance sectors. She was responsible for building comprehensive economic models to facilitate management decisions and support revenue growth and calculated monthly revenue recognition in accordance with IFRS 15. She was also responsible for establishing and monitoring applicable SOX controls.

While at EY, Caroline managed a variety of tax compliance and planning engagements for clients in the automotive, biomedical, energy, manufacturing, media, and software fields. She also audited domestic and international tax account-related items in accordance with ASC 740, SOX 404, and other applicable accounting standards. Additionally, Caroline assisted with tax controversy matters, quantified tax incentives, and conducted tax planning studies.

She holds a Master's in Accounting and a Bachelor's of Business Administration, with a Major in Accounting, summa cum laude, from The College of William & Mary.

Professional Licenses and Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Virginia
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt