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Steven C. Darr, CPA, CMA

Steven C Darr CPA CMA - Calibre CPA Group

Up Close & Personal

  • Where were you born and raised?I was born in Washington, DC and raised in southern Maryland
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Washington, DC?Actually, I prefer to leave it all behind and head to Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor, ME)
  • What are your interests/hobbies outside of the office?Anything outdoors (well, except camping lol) – hiking, biking, kayaking, boating. I also love listening to live music – blues, rock, jazz, even country and I'm learning to play the guitar. And drinking lots of red wine!
  • Do you have any pets?Two three-year-old Shiloh Shepherds – Balto (130 pounds, ornery as heck) and Strider (105 pounds, just a sweetheart)
  • What would people be surprised to know about you?I can probably build a house by myself

Steven C. Darr CPA, CMA


Steven C. Darr, CPA, CMA, is an Audit Partner at Calibre CPA Group and has been in public accounting since 1982. His experience includes working with all types of exempt organizations – U.S. and international NGOs, trade and professional societies, social welfare organizations, private foundations, labor unions, pension funds, and a variety of other not-for-profits.  His expertise includes administration of federal awards and contracts, use of multi-entity organizational structures, cost allocation strategies, unrelated business income issues and tax compliance.   Steve also serves as the head of the Audit and Assurance Committee for Calibre CPA Group.

Professional Experience

A recognized expert in auditing, accounting and tax issues affecting tax-exempt entities, Steve’s career has focused exclusively on working with not-for-profit organizations.  He served for four years as the subject matter expert responsible for all not-for-profit questions appearing on the Uniform CPA exam, has written and taught continuing education courses for not-for-profits around the country, and served as a Director and Officer for numerous local and national organizations.

Education and Relationships

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, Steve’s professional accomplishments include earning the top score in the State of Maryland on the CPA exam and the top score in the country on the CMA exam. His professional memberships include the American Institute and Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Association Executives, and the Finance and Administration Roundtable.  Steve is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition to serving in a variety of volunteer governing board positions for local not-for-profit organizations, Steve served for three years as the Secretary-Treasurer of a national membership organization having 135,000 members and as a member and former Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Governors of the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Steve currently serves as Chair of the Interagency Internal Audit Authority of Frederick County, MD.