Current Students

As a student you are excited about your future career in accounting. But, like many of your peers, you may not know all of the career paths such as Tax or Audit or even which one is more suited to your interest, skills and personality.

No worries, KSDT has got you covered. KSDT has many activities available during your entire college career to help better prepare you for your future. Check out the Student Activity Planner below to help chart your path and be on the lookout for your campus calendar for all recruiting activities.

KSDT Student Activity Planner:

The KSDT Experience
On-campus seminars and workshops
Summer Leadership Programs
Invitation to gain valuable leadership skills
Opportunity to explore various paths such as Tax or Audit
Entry-level staff
Join the KSDT Family for full time job

Recent Grads

Diploma in hand, it’s time to forge the next steps in your career. Are you Ready?

Choosing the right firm is a big responsibility. Questions you may be asking; Will I be trained? How long before I get promoted? What does the firm stand for?

KSDT offers all of the perks and benefits that you would expect but focuses on the intangibles that aligns with our culture. We feel these drivers lead to a happy and productivity atmosphere.

  • People First- You are our greatest assets and we invest in you as an individual. We have dedicated professionals to meet with you one-on-one and tailor programs to you.
  • Great Environment- Our offices are collaborative and entrepreneurial in sprit. Have a great idea, let’s hear it and more importantly, let’s do it!
  • Continuous Learning- If you don’t like to learn, then you don’t like to grow. We never stop watering our crops and perpetually reap the bountiful returns
  • Unlimited Career Growth- if you can dream it, you can achieve it. We do not put limits on our staff and will help you chart your own path and time frame from intern to partner.
  • Latest Technology- Your professional life should mirror your personal when it comes to technology. We are always striving to be ahead of the trends in the profession.
  • Community Involvement- Why just write a check when you can pick up a paint brush or serve a hot meal. Believe in a cause? We have your back
  • Diversity and Inclusion- KSDT believes in openness and dialogue to ensure that everyone regardless of any label feels that they can be themselves and have the right to a healthy and happy workplace
  • Work Life Balance- We believe in hard work but we also believe that you need to enjoy the reason you work hard. We take a project based approach to work assignments to allow for flexibility in your day to day life
  • Flexibility- KSDT prides itself to be a place where your career can adjust to your life’s demands
  • Fun- Enjoying your job and having fun is serious business. Our HR team takes pride in making sure that we find time to let loose and take a moment to be silly.

Experienced Professionals

Are you burnt out from the grind of a large firm but still have plenty of miles in the tank? Bring your talents and experience for a rewarding change of pace and leadership path.

Do you feel capped and looking to accelerate your career growth? Or perhaps you are even considering switching careers?

Looking to accelerate your to career growth or perhaps switching industries?

KSDT is a full service CPA firm with plenty of accounting opportunities. But but did you know that we have many non-accounting career paths in litigation, property management, wealth management and healthcare advisory services.

Meet Danny Garcia, CPA, Partner

Danny Started as an intern in 2010 and was named partner in January 2019.

KSDT is a phenomenal place to grow your career. The leadership team exposes you to so many options and provided the tools and resources to chart your own path.

CASE STUDY: The Journey from Intern to Partner

Meet Danny Garcia, KSDT Tax partner.  Danny started with KSDT as an Intern in January 2010 and was promoted to Partner in January 2019.

So, what’s the secret?  We’ll we caught up with Danny for a little Q&A coffee talk and asked him some advice.

Q: Did you know you wanted to be a Partner?

A:  Yes.  But, coming out of school you really do not know what a Partner is or does, you just know they are the leaders.  I think a lot of new staff enter firms of all sizes and think the Partners have it made because they dress better and have nicer cars, but I don’t think anyone takes a step back and thinks of the hard work and time they put into their business.  Partners are essentially the independent business owners, and you must think this way to be successful.

Q:  What has your experience been like at KSDT

A:  My experience has been amazing.  But, as with any job there are high and lows, ups and downs.  What works for one person may not work for another.  We have many employees that came from big 4 or large firms and I ask them, “why would you leave…?”   “I hear they have this or that”.   The typical response was that they were burnt out or didn’t feel engaged or connected.  I realized, that at the end of the day, it is the people and the opportunity.  I feel that KSDT has checked off those boxes for me.

Q:  What was your toughest challenge?

A:  My toughest challenge was growing or being promoted during a difficult job market.  When I started, the job market was tough.  But, that allows you to learn and adapt and be ready for opportunity.   I learned that you don’t let life happen to you.   Now, that I sit on the other side of the table and participate in performance meetings, I feel bad when an employee’s name is mentioned and someone responds, “who is that?”.   You need to develop your own brand and more importantly, you need to be the person that raises their hand and say, “I’ll do it”.  So, when the time is right and someone mentions your name, everyone says, “yes!”

Q:  What advice do you have for new interns/staff?

Never stop learning!  The mistake new employees make is that they only focus on CPE credits for their licenses requirements but do not stay current with communication and technology trends.  I will never forget the example on of my college professors put on the board.  The title was “yesterday’s success is not good enough today” He showed the world record times of 7 X gold medalist, Mark Spitz in 1972 Olympics.  Mark completed shattered the previous times.  Fast forward to 2016 Olympics and those times would have even qualified for the games.  His correlation was that if you continue to do what you did last year, you will get passed by someone coming out of school that has better skills, technology, etc.  And eventually, the ‘minimum’ standard is greater than your maximum skills.

Q:  What’s your management Style?

Most managers manage how they were managed.  But you need to find your own way and what works best to get the best out your team.  I feel that you need to be attentive and engaged with your staff but also challenge them to grow.  I believe in consistent feedback in informal settings to always be connected.  What I like about KSDT is that they have invested heavily in learning & development as well as management tools.  We have multiple channels that focus on the employee and want each and every person to achieve their own career goals.

Q:  How do you address burn out or staff wanting to leave?

A:  KSDT is very fortunate that we have low staff turnover.   We have told some younger staff have opportunities at a Big 4 or comparable and I think they are shocked when we say, “Go” and get that exposure and experience. Ironically, many of them came back to us a few years later and our some of our best leaders.  We never want to hold anyone back.  If there is something that KSDT cannot fulfill then you need to take care of yourself.

Q:  Final words?

A:  For anyone considering a career in Accounting and joining a firm, make sure you have the opportunity to learn and grow.  Have an honest and open communication plan with your manager to discuss your career goals.  Instead of working 60-80 hours and making someone else rich, spend that extra time, developing your business and take an ‘ownership’ mentality.   Take on responsibility.  Learn to communicate effectively.  Be patient.  And, be somewhere that makes you happy and engaged.