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Sarah Carwile, CPA

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Sarah Carwile joined J.S. Held as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Ocean Tomo. Sarah is a Senior Managing Consultant in the Financial Expert business unit working out of the Reston (DC Metro) office of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. She provides litigation support and forensic accounting consulting services, including financial statement analysis, 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. Her casework frequently involves research related to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards, industry-specific authoritative literature, and new emerging accounting standards. Sarah is responsible for assisting counsel with document review and discovery, preparing expert reports, and analyzing opposing expert reports.

Sarah joined J.S. Held after nearly five years at a public accounting firm, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (DHG), where she provided assurance services to predominately not-for-profit clients in a variety of industries, including government contractors, 501(c)(3)'s, associations, and healthcare organizations. She has experience in auditing under GAAS as well as Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), financial statement preparation, evaluation of internal controls, utilizing GAAP guidance to audit merger and acquisition accounting, and providing assistance with implementing new accounting standards. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sarah holds a BSBA in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Accountancy from George Washington University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).