About JKA Associates LLC

JKA Associates LLC understands that businesses need a competent and reliable financial advocate. We provide comprehensive accounting and tax services for businesses throughout the Atlanta area, but our real strength lies in our ability to stand with you as you grow your business. JKA Associates LLC can be a trusted partner providing the help you need to make the difficult financial decisions necessary for your success.

We would be happy to discuss how we can work together. JKA Associates LLC offers a FREE initial consultation for Atlanta business owners. Call Jayda Abernathy, (404) 480-8190, to set up an appointment today!

Jayda K. AbernathyJayda K. Abernathy

Founder / CEO

Do you recall when the IRS mailed out the 1040 booklet? I read it, cover-to-cover. I love tax and I love accounting. I started JKA Associates LLC in 2006 to help small business owners and nonprofits manage their financial reporting; and file their tax returns. We also help resolve their tax matters with the IRS.

I graduated from University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 1992 with bachelor’s in Business Administration. I graduated from EMORY University Candler School of Theology in 2000. Our firm is here to serve. Please email me jayda@jkaassociates.org.

Kourtnay AbernathyKourtnay Abernathy

Director of Operations

I have a profound desire for knowledge and love education. I have more than 15 years of experience as an Educator and Administrator. I inspire and educate our children and oversee the daily operations of JKA Associates LLC. I work behind the scenes with our clients to ensure our systems are working properly. And I work with our Associates making sure they have all the resources needed to ensure their success. I graduated from Miles College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I was inducted to the 2011 Sports Hall of Fame. I went on to attend Miles Law School and graduated in 2011 with my Juris Doctorate. I am currently attending Clark Atlanta University and is an expected graduate of the class of 2023 in the School Counseling.

Jessica ErvinJessica Irvin

Client Engagement & Payroll Billing Manager

I am from Selma, AL and have loved accounting since High School. I studied accounting and graduated from Strayer University in 2000. I have more than 13 years of experience in managing clients’ financials. I have been with JKA Associates LLC for almost 2 years and enjoy working with our clients. I onboard all our new clients and ensure their satisfaction with choosing our Accounting firm. I also manage the payroll and billing on behalf of our clients.

I look forward to working with you, please email me jessica@jkaassociates.org

Denise KagoroDenise Kagoro

Client Coordinator

“I am because we are!” The African Concept of Ubuntu

The concept of Ubuntu invites human beings to see beyond individuality and consider our humanity being connectional and relational. This best describes Karma Denise Kagoro, Client Coordinator for JKA Associates.

Denise Kagoro brings an array of skills focused on client coordination, organizational assessment, and leadership development to the JKA Associates brand.

Well-rounded in education and experience, Denise is a graduate of Columbus State University (B.S.), Candler School of Theology (MDiv) and Boston University School of Theology (DMin) with a focus on Transformational Leadership.

Denise has an extensive resume with over twenty-years of work experience as an ordained clergyperson and currently hospital chaplain. This has allowed for the keen development of leadership skills focused on conflict resolution, developing organizational models and leading organizational change.

“My role as client coordinator at JKA Associates invites a relational presence with clients and staff. I have the unique opportunity to engage the whole system, assess the organizational needs and provide support throughout the entire JKA Associates model of leadership. We are exceptionally designed to focus on the success of the client and the progressive movement of JKA Associates. It’s a rare opportunity to work with a highly skilled team whose center of interest remains the care and concern for our clients and one another.”

Ubuntu, my friends – K. Denise Kagoro