Kathleen Curtis Fisken, EA, LPA, ATA

Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services Principal


Ms. Fisken has been working with a variety of clients with a focus on international tax issues since 1986. Her expertise includes international tax issues affecting US citizens and resident aliens living and working overseas, international nonprofit organizations and government contractors working internationally. She specializes in providing the unique tax services affecting those living abroad, as well as assisting many NGOs 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. 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.

A principal in the firm’s Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services group, Ms. Fisken and her staff provide a full range of client accounting services both off and on site, including monthly accounting write-up services; financial statement preparation; accounting software conversions and upgrades; and staffing of temporary controllerships and CFO positions.

Education and Certifications

  • B.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Chemistry, Whittier College

Professional Affiliations

  • Friends of India, Founding Board Member
  • Institute for Training and Development (Amherst, Mass.), Board Treasurer
  • Maryland Senior Olympics Commission, Committee Member
  • Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA)
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
  • National Society of Accountants (NSA)
  • Shepherd Park After-School Program, Founding Board Member
  • US Master Swimming Team in Montgomery County, Board Secretary
  • Virginia Society of Accountants
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Finance Committee