Kathy Joens is the firm's managing partner and has worked in the accounting field for 25 years. She earned a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University in 1989 and her CPA certification in 1993.
Prior to opening Mesilla Valley Accounting in 2001, she was employed with the federal government in Washington, D.C. as an internal auditor and accounting systems manager for thirteen years.
Kathy's many years of experience providing tax, auditing and attestation services have gained her substantial expertise in many industries. Her primary areas of practice include tax preparation and planning, and works with individuals, small businesses, estates and trusts.
Kathy is licensed in New Mexico and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Mexico Society of CPAs, and the Dona Ana Chapter of CPAs.
Doug Joens is a firm partner and specializes in taxes. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Strayer University located in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of science in Accounting, following an Associate degree in Business from New Mexico State University.
Prior to opening Mesilla Valley Accounting in 2001, he was employed for 12 years as an accountant with the federal government in Washington, D.C. and a local Virginia based CPA firm specializing in tax preparation and tax planning.
Doug has expertise in numerous industries, primarily in the areas of tax preparation and planning, accounting and finance, business consulting, computer selection and use, and software support.
Doug is an IRS Enrolled Agent, allowing him to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.