CAA Employee Spotlight: Katherine Pagan

Katherine (Katie) Pagan is a staff accountant who does triple-duty at Cottrill Arbutina splitting her time between the tax, consulting, and audit departments.  She assists in the preparation of individual and corporate tax returns and works on government and credit union audit and consulting projects. 

Katie joined Cottrill Arbutina in January 2016 as an intern in the tax department and joined us full-time shortly after her graduation from Geneva College.  She completed and passed all four parts of the CPA exam in February 2018 (on her first try, which is not easy!) and is currently enrolled in classes to complete the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy 150-credit hour requirement to apply for her CPA license.  If all goes as planned, Katie expects to be a licensed CPA in January 2019.

In September 2018, Katie got engaged to her boyfriend of four years, Wayne Butler, and they are planning a May 2020 wedding on Sherwood Forest Beach in Hawaii.  She and Wayne have a 2-year old Siberian Husky named Howlitzer.  Katie enjoys traveling and has been in 20 different countries and all over the United States.  Most recently, she and Wayne visited Chicago and went hiking in Colorado.  In addition to hiking, Katie enjoys bowling, hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her 3-year old sister, Sofia.

Katie says that the best part of her job here at Cottrill Arbutina is “…building professional relationships while providing accounting and compliance expertise.” 

We appreciate Katie and the many roles that she fills here at Cottrill Arbutina!