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Kathryn K. Horton, CPA, CMA, CIDA


Kathryn K. Horton CPA PA

Kathryn Horton is an industry leader in the use of data analytics for audit processes and fraud detection, specifically using Caseware IDEA. Kathryn was the recipient of the 2017 U.S. IDEA User of Excellence Award. She was a featured speaker at the 2018 National IDEA User Conference and has presented on the use of data analytics for fraud detection to both regional and national audiences.  

Her numerous years of public accounting experience encompass the industries of not-for-profit, manufacturing, aviation, distribution, retail, technology, professional services, alternative investment funds, finance companies, broker-dealers and employee benefit plans. Kathryn utilizes data analytics in engagements to streamline processes, identify fraudulent activity and compliance matters, analyze big data and identify data anomalies.   

Kathryn was a 2019 FICPA Horizon Award Honoree, participant at the 2019 FICPA Emerging Leaders Summit in Tallahassee and featured in the most recent winter issue of Florida CPA Today Magazine. Kathryn was a 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree by CPA Practice Advisor and a featured speaker for the 2019 FICPA Accounting Show. Kathryn is the 2019 – 2020 Vice Chair of the FICPA Young CPA Committee. She is a graduate of the FICPA’s Emerging Leaders Program Class II and a graduate of Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class XXII. Kathryn was a Curriculum Committee Member for Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class XXIII, XXIV, XXV and XXVI, and a Regional Advisor for the FICPA Emerging Leaders Program Class III. She is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, HANDY and Gilda’s Club of South Florida. Kathryn is also active with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Accountant/Attorney Networking Group of Florida and the Leadership Fort Lauderdale Alumni Group