About Katie Blackmon, CPA
I have always dreamed of owning my own business, so in February 2012 I formed Katie Blackmon, CPA, PLLC. My company mission is to better the local Charlotte community by assisting my clients to reach their financial goals. I do this by providing quality tax and bookkeeping services. Additionally, I aim to always provide superior customer service.
I am a QuickBooks ProAdvisor holding certifications in QuickBooks 2011-2019, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions and QuickBooks Online. I am Advanced Certified in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online through Intuit’s QuickBooks Certification Program. I am also trained and certified in many of the most popular QuickBooks apps including Bill.com, Hubdoc, Tsheets, and many more.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNC Charlotte in May 2010 with a BS in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems. While an undergraduate student, I actively participated in Beta Alpha Psi Business Honor Society serving as tutoring committee chair and new candidate coordinator. I was also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
After graduation, I was awarded the Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation Graduate Fellowship which gave me the ability to immediately pursue a Masters in Accounting degree and begin studying for the Certified Public Accountant exam. I received my MA in Accounting from UNC Charlotte in June 2011 and passed all four sections of the CPA exam within the same year. I received my CPA certificate, number 36558 in the state of North Carolina, in January 2012. I am also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Before starting my own company, I worked for three years as an accountant with Duke Energy. I was blessed to earn a position within Duke’s esteemed accounting development rotational program. During this program, I had the opportunity to prepare work for corporate accounting, internal controls, tax accounting, tax compliance, and commercial business.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Michael. We stay busy taking care of our dogs, Dawn and Belle. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my two best friends and biggest supporters, my mom, Ann, and little sister, Melissa.