A KATA Career
A career with KATA Accounting Solutions Professional Corporation is one of continuous improvement, collaboration, and communication. We are more than just accountants and bookkeepers – we are the sum of our experiences, attitudes and values.
KATA’s Core Values
Great Customer Service
We serve our customers and each other. As you may have noticed from our other web pages (we strongly recommend viewing them before applying below), we are very customer focused here. We don’t want our customers waiting months for a reply to their questions. Our customers are our top priority.
One of the main pillars of a KATA career is communication. Nobody likes not hearing back – it’s actually the number one reason customers switch accountants. We want to be the accounting firm customers rave about.
We believe in teamwork and processes. Each of us has our own talents and skills, but KATA is the sum of our many talents and experiences. For example, our main accounting technician worked on junior bookkeeping tasks his first six months here, just so he could understand first hand where the numbers were coming from. Our bookkeepers learn workpapers to understand where the numbers go and why the reviewers are asking so many questions.
Technology is the engine of KATA. We work online using the latest and greatest accounting software. But every firm should be doing that nowadays. We’re more than that. Using the best in digital communication technology allows for real-time collaboration across multiple time zones. There is literally no excuse for a customer waiting months for a reply.
At KATA Accounting Solutions Professional Corporation, you have the freedom to work from anywhere there is safe, reliable and censor-free internet. Most of our customers are based in Canada, and we are too, but we do Zoom meetings from all over the world.
But there’s more to it than that. Not only can you work from anywhere, but you can take your career anywhere you want it to go.
If you’ve been stuck in a role that doesn’t give you everything you want, there’s room to grow here. When you can’t stand crunching numbers anymore, help the marketing team with social media posts and funny pictures for our blog. Or maybe you start as an administrative assistant and want the chance to work your way up to a senior bookkeeper role. We have that flexibility and want to understand your career goals, whether it be taking over the world or simply making a living while having time for life.
Work With KATA Now
We are a small business serving small businesses. Like our customers, each one of us wears many hats. Our bookkeepers also create marketing content and manage social media. Accounting technicians develop website and blog content between workpapers and tax returns. Our CPAs are expected to write as well as they calculate and know what a #hashtag is. And our culture is one of collaboration.
The KATA Work Philosophy
What is KATA?
Many know KATA as a form of karate, but at its heart it is a form of continuous improvement – and that’s exactly how we work at KATA. We are constantly learning and working to improve the way we work together and the processes we use.
Benefits of Working with KATA
- Paid learning and career enhancement
- Full benefits after probationary period
- Company provided devices after probationary period
- Positivity, respect, and emotional support
- Competitive wages and salaries
- Work-life balance
What’s Great About KATA
“Working with KATA is always fun and exciting. There is always constant learning and growth with our amazing team.” – Nerie Gonzales
“I have so many reasons to love this team that it feels impossible to pick just one. I love this team because we can always lean on each other for support, even when things get tough.” – Candice Martinez
“Many people talk about the challenges of working remotely, but KATA gave me the freedom to set my own schedule and work from wherever I want. This actually eliminated a lot of the challenges I was having in my career, and I’ve advanced both professionally and personally since joining KATA. Although I had given up on CPA firms because of long working hours, KATA changed my mind. I will be with KATA for as long as they’ll have me.” – Tim Eix
“I love that KATA is socially responsible and only takes on quality customers.” – Tanya Roy
Open KATA Roles
KATA is always looking for great applicants. As you may expect if you’ve made it this far down the page, we are looking for a few key traits from everyone.
What We’re Looking For
- Customer focused with an emphasis on communication
- Willingness and ability to learn and grow, even if you’re a veteran
- Good with technology, computers and software
- Experience and/or a desire to work online
- QBO Online Badge
Please see our current openings below. Remember, this is not passive income you do for an hour in the evening. As the work world changes, a job from home is still a job. Whatever your schedule, self-discipline is a must. You will be given great freedom, but great results are expected. Click the Apply Now button below the role descriptions and follow the steps to apply. We look forward to meeting you. We thank you for your interest and time, but only applicants of interest will be contacted.
CPA Tax Accountant
- CPA designation in good standing
- Minimum two years T2 prep experience
- Follows directions and processes
- Process development experience
- Tax software experience
- Accounting degree or diploma
- Some CPA firm experience
- Self-starter who can work independently
- Process development experience
- Accounting or business degree or diploma, or equivalent experience
- Minimum three years of bookkeeping experience
- QBO Online Advanced Badge an asset
- Bookkeeping designation (CPB) considered an asset
- Basic accounting knowledge (eg. debits and credits)
- Basic bookkeeping software knowledge
- Work experience from any industry
- Accounting software knowledge
- Registered as a CPA candidate
- Completed degree or diploma
- Super organized
- Anticipates needs of colleagues
- One year of administrative experience
- CPA firm experience considered an asset
- Social media knowledge and skills
Experience working for a tech company is considered an asset. Customer service experience from any industry is considered an asset. Financial advisory experience is considered an asset.