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Cathy L. Martin, CPA


View my ProAdvisor profileCathy L. Martin, CPA

A Certified Public Accountant and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Cathy has both public and private accounting experience, providing financial consulting for multiple businesses and industries.

Organizations of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500s to nonprofits have relied on Cathy’s expertise and confident leadership to guide financial decisions. Her experience as a long-time business owner has given her unique perspective on the challenges facing small businesses and the importance of a personalized approach.

Cathy has the distinction of being advanced certified in all QuickBooks products and holds a BS in Accounting and Business Management from Presbyterian College, S.C. She is also a Certified Kauffman FastTrac Facilitator and frequently provides QuickBooks demonstrations to FastTrac classes, serving entrepreneurs who aspire to launch or grow a business. Cathy also teaches QuickBooks at the local community college.

Purple Martin took the time to understand our business and how we operate. Their recommendations were tailored to our business. Many consultants I have worked with provide the ‘academic’ response, but Purple Martin was very practical and in tune with our business.”

The Story Behind Our Name

We wanted a name that stood out. One that was memorable and had meaning. We wanted a name with a story. Our name has a story and it even has a “character” in this lively bird that shares the Martin name. The bird is iconic and it displays many traits also important in business – it’s reliable, solution oriented, resourceful, trusted, agile, an expert and a true performer.