Since 2017, Katie has been a valuable member of the Blackman & Sloop team. She currently serves as an audit manager, specializing in performing nonprofit audits. In addition to working with non-profit clients, Katie serves membership organizations and clients in the construction and education industries. She is very experienced in using QuickBooks and frequently fields client inquiries concerning the software. Prior to joining Blackman & Sloop, Katie spent one year as audit staff with a public accounting firm and over 12 years working in internal finance at a local private business.
A positive and happy professional, Katie is a joy to work with. She loves working in accounting because of how the pieces fit together. Katie attributes her career success to her motivation and attention to detail. Part of her motivation to constantly be learning comes from one of her favorite quotes, by Henry Ford: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
Raised in Drexel, North Carolina, Katie currently lives in Raleigh. She enjoys Raleigh because it offers many of the benefits of large cities without being overwhelming. She also appreciates that the beach and the mountains are both within driving distance. Katie enjoys giving back to the community and serves on the board for a local nonprofit. She has a lot of hobbies, including crocheting, bicycling, baking, and cooking. She also loves to read—her favorite author is Agatha Christie.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – North Carolina #39294
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA)
- North Carolina State University
- Master of Accounting – 2014
- Bachelor of Science in Communications – 2001