Katherine Garcia, CPA
Kathy joined Hayashi Wayland in 1999. Since then, she has enjoyed helping a wide range of clients and coworkers in a variety of accounting areas, including understanding everything from software to small business services.
Kathy specializes in:
Income taxes for corporations, partnerships, individuals and nonprofits, special district auditing, QuickBooks consulting, and small business services.
She is known for:
QuickBooks consulting and training in small business services. Her goal is to empower clients and staff to excel in those areas.
She works with:
Small to medium for-profit and nonprofit entities and special government districts.
Her best capabilities are:
Training people and helping clients to better manage aspects of their business.
What Kathy enjoys most about her job:
“I really enjoy the feeling I get when I help clients and staff master new skills. I especially enjoy seeing the confidence they develop as a result.”
Outside of the office, Kathy gives generously to help several organizations. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Bitterwater Tully PTF, is a volunteer for the Bitterwater 4-H Club and is the Offline Verifier/Past Accounting Chair for the King City Relay For Life. In the past, she served as Treasurer of the Salinas Valley Business Women’s Network and as a board member of the Salinas Valley League of Women Voters.
Professional Affiliations and Credentials:
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Business Administration from San Jose State University
What you may not know about Kathy…
Kathy’s free time is a fun-filled mix of words, numbers, kids, animals, sporting activities — and getting scared! “I enjoy reading, Sudoku and watching scary movies,” she says. “I especially love spending time with my kids with all of their sports, 4-H and school activities.”