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Kathleen Curtis Fisken, EA, LPA, ATA

Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services Principal

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Kathleen Curtis Fisken, EA, LPA, ATA is a principal at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs.  She has with a variety of clients since 1986 with a focus on international tax issues affecting US citizens and resident aliens living overseas, international nonprofit organizations, and government contractors working internationally. Prior to joining the firm, she was an owner of Fisken & Company, an accounting, tax and management consulting practice that merged with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman in 2000.

Ms. Fisken is highly knowledgeable about the working/living environment of overseas Americans, having lived in India as a Peace Corps Volunteer and spent time working in Central and South America. She specializes in providing the unique tax services affecting those living and working abroad, as well as assisting many NGO’s and for-profit organizations with Ex-Pat and In-Pat tax  issues,  host country taxation, and the development of their international tax policies and procedures. Ms. Fisken speaks Spanish and Hindustani.

During her career, Ms. Fisken has developed her expertise in the areas of business consulting and outsourced accounting and advisory services for both commercial and nonprofit organizations. Her specialized work with commercial organizations includes extensive experience with US Government contractors in the areas of contract negotiation, FARS compliance, indirect cost pools design, tax and financial planning and budgeting, and representation in DCAA, Inspector General and IRS audits.

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Whittier College

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA)
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
  • National Society of Accountants (NSA)
  • Virginia Society of Accountants

Industry Partners

Community Involvement
  • Committee Member, Maryland Senior Olympics Commission
  • Board Secretary, US Master Swimming team
  • Board Treasurer, Institute for Training and Development (Amherst, Mass.)
  • Finance Committee, Washington Project for the Arts
  • Founding Board Member,  Friends of India
  • Founding Board Member, Shepherd Park After-School Program
  • Former Board Member, The McLean School
  • Former Board Member, St. Andrews Episcopal School

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