Kerri Ford


Accounting + Xero Hero

What is it that you do at KLAS?

I support the accountants in completion of financials and taxation returns as well as setting up and training in Xero. I play a big role in supporting our clients through all aspects of their business.


What do you love about your position?

This job has broadened my knowledge of the accounting world and has provided many challenges which have led to my growth in the accounting world. It is very empowering to be able to train someone in Xero and have them love the product plus make their lives some much easier 


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

I do what I do to form a strong relationship and build trust with our clients. I’ve been on the other side as a business owner and now I can appreciate, from the accounting side, what we can offer clients to improve their lives


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? 

I love Fridays - Fat Fridays are great, this is usually our treat day to get takeaway. Plus I love the early finish


What do you love most about working at KLAS?

I came to KLAS to achieve a work/life balance and the flexibility at KLAS is amazing. Not everyone can say their boss is not a boss, yes we get roused on when needed, but we never feel that our opinions don’t matter or that we don’t have a friend to turn to. KLAS is also like a second family and the relationships the team builds makes it a pleasure to come to work. This also extends to our kids, they love our weekends away and this builds memories to look back on. 


What has been your biggest lesson whilst at KLAS?

You’re never too old to learn something new!!


What is your favourite quote?

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary, is just that little bit of “extra”


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

I like to enjoy my friends outside of work, whether that be an early morning run, group exercise, lunch dates or weekend catch ups. Family is always number one, so the social life fits in around dropping kids to sport, work or their own social activities


What are you most grateful for?

Supportive family, good friends and health


What is your ideal Holiday?

Anywhere that involves a room looking over the ocean and a little retail therapy thrown in


How do you like your coffee?

Pretty standard…skinny flat white


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

We are not your stereotypical “boring accountants”,  we aren’t number nerds, we have a laugh and enjoy helping those that don’t “get the numbers”

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