Walnut Creek Office

RINA’s Walnut Creek office is located on the 2nd floor of the Civic Executive Building located just a few blocks from downtown Walnut Creek, and is within easy walking distance to the Walnut Creek BART station. Plentiful parking can be found from either North Civic Drive or Pine Street and is located in the back of this aluminum and glass clad, 3-story, energy-star building.

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Ph: (925) 210-2180

Fax: (925) 210-2190

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Ph: (925) 210-2180

Fax: (925) 210-2190

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Dana Bains-Buffo

CPA / Audit Manager

Dana Bains-Buffo, CPA, is an Audit Manager with RINA and has been a member of the Firm’s Walnut Creek office since 2010. Dana specializes in providing audit, review, and compilation services to not-for-profit organizations and small to medium-sized manufacturing and construction companies. Dana is experienced in assisting not-for-profit organizations with their challenges and maintaining their 501(c)(3) tax status.  She is adept at providing personalized audits to identify areas for fiscal improvement and overall growth.

When assisting businesses and their owners, Dana conducts in-depth systems analyses and identifies the most profitable areas and opportunities for improvement. By implementing a tailored and detailed approach, she assists owners develop actionable fiscal plans to improve their overall performance. Dana’s additional focus areas include performing employee benefit plan audits to ensure compliance with government regulations, and providing staff training on tax procedures. 

Dana’s areas of expertise include:

  • Identifying challenges and opportunities in relation to productivity, expense efficiency, asset management and liquidity
  • Streamlining inventory management
  • Profit and loss reviews
  • Financial reporting
  • Performance analysis
  • Fund raising consultations
  • Grant applications and tracking services
  • Cash flow management
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act regulations 
  • Audits of 401(k), 403(b) and profit sharing plans 
Focus
  • Small and medium size companies
  • Not-For-Profits Organizations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
Industries
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Wholesale Trade
Dana Bains-Buffo, CPA / Audit Manager at the Walnut Creek RINA Office.

Dana Bains-Buffo

CPA / Audit Manager

Dana Bains-Buffo, CPA, is an Audit Manager with RINA and has been a member of the Firm’s Walnut Creek office since 2010. Dana specializes in providing audit, review, and compilation services to not-for-profit organizations and small to medium-sized manufacturing and construction companies. Dana is experienced in assisting not-for-profit organizations with their challenges and maintaining their 501(c)(3) tax status.  She is adept at providing personalized audits to identify areas for fiscal improvement and overall growth.

When assisting businesses and their owners, Dana conducts in-depth systems analyses and identifies the most profitable areas and opportunities for improvement. By implementing a tailored and detailed approach, she assists owners develop actionable fiscal plans to improve their overall performance. Dana’s additional focus areas include performing employee benefit plan audits to ensure compliance with government regulations, and providing staff training on tax procedures. 

Dana’s areas of expertise include:

  • Identifying challenges and opportunities in relation to productivity, expense efficiency, asset management and liquidity
  • Streamlining inventory management
  • Profit and loss reviews
  • Financial reporting
  • Performance analysis
  • Fund raising consultations
  • Grant applications and tracking services
  • Cash flow management
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act regulations 
  • Audits of 401(k), 403(b) and profit sharing plans 
Focus
  • Small and medium size companies
  • Not-For-Profits Organizations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
Industries
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Wholesale Trade

Credentials

University of Pacific, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2009

CPA License, 2012

Organizations

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Personal Insterests

Traveling, especially to New York

Shopping

Decorating new home

Spending time with family and friends

Yoga and Zumba

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