Our Professional Staff

Desha A. Furin, CPA
Desha A. Furin, CPA

As a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of financial accounting and tax experience, Desha has been a stockholder in Furin & Company and its predecessor since 1996. She is passionate about her profession and works to promote the high ideals and quality service of the public accounting industry.

Desha has a BS in Accounting from Linfield College. She began her career with a CPA firm in Kirkland, WA, later joining her mother’s CPA practice in 1993. In 1997 she made several life-changing moves; marrying her husband Joe, taking over the CPA firm, relocating it to Anacortes and changing the business name to Furin & Company.

Desha works with a wide variety of individuals and small businesses in her practice and has developed an expertise in several industries including construction, real estate development, restaurant/hospitality, campground timeshare and automotive. She believes that one of the real benefits of her role as a CPA is that she is able to really know her clients professionally and personally and is therefore able to provide insightful advice to assist them in achieving their business and personal financial goals.

Desha has a strong expertise in resourcing and implementation of information technology (IT) products and systems. She has worked with a wide variety of consumer-based tax and accounting programs including QuickBooks Professional for Windows, Mac and Online Editions, QuickBooks Enterprise Edition, Quicken, Turbo Tax, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate software (formerly Sage Timberline Office).

Desha is a member of the Washington State Society of CPAs and a graduate of The Pursuit of Excellence personal development program. 

When Desha isn’t in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, Nicholas and Cameron, and entertaining, cooking, hiking and reading.

Kathy Douglas, CPA
Kathy Douglas, CPA

Kathy graduated from Central Washington University in 1986 with her BS in Accounting and has been a CPA since 1991. 
Kathy has expertise in both income tax compliance and financial statement preparation. She has accounting and tax experience in various industries including medical professional, gaming and hospitality, construction and property management.

Besides her professional expertise, Kathy is a fantastic team player, demonstrating consistent patience with both clients and staff. 
When she is not helping clients or other staff, you might find Kathy watching her daughter and son play sports. She also loves riding horses, skiing, and spending time with her husband, Greg. She has been an Anacortes resident since 2006 and is an active member in her community. She is the Treasurer of Seahawk Athletic Booster Association (SABA) and the Skagit County Director for the North West Reining Association (NWRA).

Professional Staff

Our paraprofessionals consist of tax preparers, bookkeepers and other support staff. Collectively they have over 50 years of combined experience in tax, bookkeeping and accounting services. They are responsible for much of the preliminary work associated with bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparation services. Besides their technical expertise, they are friendly and helpful. Our paraprofessional staff is encouraged to participate in continuing education programs to stay current with the ever changing rules, procedures, and trends in our profession. Furin & Company is proud to have such a great team of professionals who each work well independently as well as a team, to provide quality and cost effective products and services for our clients.