I did happen to find that Is there any particular reason why the flag counter on my moderator election nomination is different from what the flag counter on my profile says? has an answer that states that there would be a difference in helpful flag counts because comment flags aren't counted and neither are spam flags, as well as the obvious disputed and declined flags that aren't counted.
My post says 8 helpful flags
and my profile says:
which adds up to 12, if I don't count the offensive post flag that was deemed helpful.
I have the same question