For Kyla, it’s all about relationships. As an Excel guru, not much can make her more energized than the balancing of debits and credits and the unending wonders of Excel spreadsheets. However, it’s getting to know her clients and sharing in the joys of their journeys that has kept her passion for accounting going strong.
Kyla came to JAK in 2005 and is now Partner and head of the Assurance Department. Much of her practice is focused on the construction, manufacturing and retail industries. From guiding clients though financial statement related issues to using her CVA and ESOP experience in assisting business owners in the transition of ownership, Kyla feels a sense of pride when she happens upon a building one of her clients built. Nevertheless, she is particularly fulfilled when she can reveal a spreadsheet trick that streamlines a clients’ process. It’s the little things, right?
Relationships are number one for Kyla at home, too. She’s diligent about setting aside time for her husband and their children, and she makes it a point to visit family and friends as much as possible. Gardening and yoga are two of her favorite ways to unwind.
- Partner since 2018
- Director since 2014
- Kyla joined the firm in 2005
- 2 prior years of experience in public accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Eau-Claire, 2003
- Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), 2018
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2007
- Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member of Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
- Member of National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
- Member of Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)
- Member of The ESOP Association (TEA)
- Member of National Center of Employee Ownership (NCEO)