Jessie Tayag

What is it that you do at KLAS?

I am a CPA qualified accountant and I am the manager of our Offshore team based in Clarke Phillapines. We do the initial number crunching and analysis for the usual accounting work - preparation financial statements, tax returns, and business activity statements.


What do you love about your position?

Aside from loving the work, being virtual means less paperwork. And less paperwork is not just easier for me, but for the environment to boot. I embrace being eco-friendly, haha.


Give us the Scoop on your WHY you do what you do

Why do I do accounting? Psssshhh. What can I say, I found passion in doing something that most people find boring. LOL


What is the most ‘Kooki’ or ‘fun’ activity you do at KLAS, I hear you have an ‘email-a-thon’ Monday mornings on the weekends events and that Tenterfield close early for Family time Fridays, what’s your favourite KLAS habit?  

When it's somebody's birthday, or when there's an occasion, the KLAS family never fails to celebrate! Even for us in the virtual team, they send us some love even if we're far away <3


What do you love most about working at KLAS? 

I love the unique KLAS culture, but I love the people most of all. The wonderful women behind KLAS are all easy to work with.


What has been your biggest lesson whilst at KLAS? 

I've learned to never lose sight of your goal. This is a great mantra for work and for life in general. We can get easily distracted, but staying focus is the key to success.


Who or what brand are you inspired by and why?

I just recently saw this on Instagram, and I'm so inspired by this person. Check out Baba Lena @babushka_1927. She's 89 and is travelling the world! She's a concrete depiction that it is never too late to follow your dreams.


What is your favourite quote?

"It is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all."


How do you spend your time when you are not at KLAS?

I hang out with loved ones, or do shopping... but most of the time I find myself just lounging in bed, binge-watching movies.


What are you most grateful for?

I am most grateful for always having something to be grateful for. (No, this is not a tongue twister)


What is your ideal Holiday? 

My ideal holiday is to travel and do nothing - really, I prefer to just relax and admire the scenery than do something wild & crazy.


How do you like your coffee?

I like it creamy, with just the right amount of sugar - not too bitter, not too sweet.


Is there anything else you would love to share about KLAS that the world needs to know?

I spell KLAS as A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Whether you're a client seeking accounting services tailored just for you, or an aspiring Klassy team member, you just have to see for yourself what we can provide!


Kristen Lovett