Who We Are

Catherine Stout CPA

Director, Assurance Services


Catherine began working in public accounting when she joined Thomas Howell Ferguson in January 2015.  She has over five years of experience in public accounting, 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:

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

Community Activities:

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