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Catherine Stout

Catherine Stout CPA


Assurance Services


Catherine began working in public accounting when she joined Thomas Howell Ferguson in January 2015.  Her experience in public accounting includes providing assurance and accounting services. Her industries served include corporate, governmental, insurance, and not-for-profit organizations. The majority of Catherine’s career has been concentrated on serving the insurance and governmental industries.  Her responsibilities consist of engagement planning, performance of fieldwork, internal control testing, and assistance with report preparation.

Catherine has experience in auditing insurance organizations, providing financial statement and compliance audits in accordance with auditing standards, audits of statutory financial statements, reinsurance accounting, reviews, compilations, designing and implementing control tests for insurance companies, compiling quarterly and annual financial statements under a statutory accounting basis, internal control evaluation and analysis, agreed-upon procedures, consulting, technical research and documentation of accounting standards, and performing SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 engagements.

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)

Community Activities:

  • United Way Suncoast
    • Campaign Coordinator, Steering Committee
    • Past Loaned Executive


  • Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude), Valdosta State University
  • Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance (Summa Cum Laude), Valdosta State University