Catina is a certified public accountant licensed in Virginia. She is also a QuickBooks® Certified ProAdvisor®. She holds two master’s degree; one in accounting with a concentration in taxation and the other in business administration. Catina is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Catina is the owner of Catina Downey CPA PLLC in Henrico, VA. She has been working with ODEMSA to provide accounting, payroll, and business consulting services since 2006. Catina has been in the accounting industry for over 20 years. She started her professional career as a Finance Officer in the U.S. Army. After leaving the army, she returned to Virginia and joined a great regional CPA firm in Richmond, VA where she fell in love with helping clients. Although she enjoyed helping clients in the middle market, she was more interested in working with small nonprofits and small businesses along with their respective owners.
She left the regional CPA firm and spent a few years working as a controller for a building supply company. She had a great mentor and boss who taught her about the challenges of small business ownership and day-to-day operations. During this time she established her own CPA practice.
She started with a small tax practice and soon met Jon Donnelly, then the Executive Director of ODEMSA. At the time, ODEMSA’s current bookkeeper was retiring and they needed a new accountant. It was a perfect fit. Since then she has grown her practice exponentially, but retained her relationship with ODEMSA. She often refers to ODEMSA as her favorite client. She has enjoyed watching ODEMSA grow over the years and is excited to see what the future of ODEMSA holds.
Outside of her career, Catina is a devoted mother, Carolina Panther’s fan (Keep Pounding) and believes she is Wonder Woman. She is extremely helpful and motivational. You can find her in the ODEMSA office most Tuesdays and Thursdays.