KNKBS Team

Our team constantly maintains our certifications in QuickBooks so we can provide you with the best consulting for your business. We hold the following certifications :

Certified Pro Advisors | Advanced Certified Advisors | QuickBooks Enterprise Certified | QBO Advanced Certified | SwiftPage Act! Consultant and Trainer

Kathleen Fernan

Principal of KNKBS
QuickBooks Advanced Certified | Online Advanced Certified | QuickBooks Pro, Enterprise
Act! Certified Trainer and Consultant

Monrovia, CA

Kathleen Fernan-President of KNKBS.comKathleen Fernan, started her career in the 70’s working in the accounting department for Angeles Corporation. In her 13 years of service, she quickly moved from a clerical position to controller of their property management division. Angeles Corporation owned and operated multiple apartment buildings, commercial and mobile home parks. Using state of the art technology (for that time) she was in charge of over 75 sets of books under year round audit. During this time Angeles Corporation migrated from an antiquated main-frame system to an IBM System 38.  Having a great love for technology, Kathleen volunteered to head up the conversion to the new system. This turned into a two year process where she worked closely with the programming staff and accounting department to insure a smooth transition. Afterwards she managed the computer facilities with over 50 personal computers and an IBM System 38. She was responsible for the installation of all software, training of employees and running of nightly jobs.

After leaving Angeles Corporation she went on to work for a software developer implementing software in nursing homes,  a wholesale tree grower implementing their first computer system, and a financial company with extensive bankruptcy reporting. Recently she was the project manager converting a manufacturing client from QuickBooks Enterprise to Microsoft Dynamics (formerly know as Great Plains). She finds great pleasure in working in the manufacturing and inventory modules of QuickBooks and enjoys the challenge of cleaning up inventory messes.

In 1991 Kathleen and Kerry formed K&K Business Solutions, Inc (KNKBS) to provide consulting and bookkeeping services. Today they have over five employees supporting their clients.

Kathleen later became certified in SwiftPage Act! Contact management software. Today she is an Act! Certified Consultant and Act! Certified Trainer committed to helping her clients master Act! and use it for their daily marketing.

Certifications: QuickBooks Advance ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Online

Act! Premier Trainer, Act! Certified Consultant

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Kerry Whitmire

Principal of KNKBS
Business Consultant
QuickBooks Advanced Certified  ProAdvisor

Simi Valley, CA

Kerry WhitmireKerry Whitmire began her accounting career with an international publicly held real estate syndicator. From bookkeeper to Controller to Chief Financial Officer to Senior Vice President in 13 years she managed and supervised the property management division, the tax department and all partnership accounting, including Securities and Exchange filings. She became the accounting and legal coordinator for all partnership activities.After taking a short break to start a family, Kerry rejoined the work force in 1991 by forming K&K Business Solutions with Kathleen Fernan. Kerry and Kathleen had worked together in the past and were convinced they could bring a unique service to individuals and small to medium sized businesses. KNKBS can provide quality chief financial officer and computerized management information services to our clients.

Kerry’s accounting skills allow her to immediately evaluate any set of accounting records and accounting systems to recommend and implement changes if necessary. Additionally, she can make the best out of a mess!

Kerry’s strong and long suit is accounting, however her specialty is providing the outside professionals with information necessary to cost effectively provide services to their clients under difficult situations such as IRS audits.

Kerry received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Los Angeles and has passed the CPA exam.

Certifications: QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise and Online Certification

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Arlene Karma

QuickBooks Advanced Certified  ProAdvisor

Full-charge Bookkeeper

Burelson, TX

Arlene Karma-Certified QuickBooks AdvisorOur QuickBooks sleuth! Arlene works remotely on both MAC and Windows QuickBooks files. She has been with KNKBS since 1997 working full time keeping clients’ books squeaky clean. She prides herself on balancing every account and is not afraid to take on a troubled set of books. Arlene specializes in contractors and other industries which use job costing, and Certified Payroll. Arlene is also certified in TSheets, time-tracking software that integrates with QuickBooks to simplify payroll processing.

Fluent in MAC and Windows versions of QuickBooks. Arlene works remotely from her Texas office.

When Arlene is not balancing the books, she rides her horse as a professional barrel racer. You can watch one of her recent rides on YouTube!

 

Certifications: QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise and Online Certified

 

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Kitty Morse, CPA

KNKBS Staff
QuickBooks Certified Pro, Enterprise, and Online ProAdvisor

Monrovia, CA

Kitty_Morse Staff KNKBSKitty began her career as a staff auditor with Ernst & Young, and after obtaining her CPA license, spent several years in the entertainment industry. As a Senior Financial Analyst and then Manager at The Walt Disney Company, her group was responsible for the consolidation and reporting of financial results for the entire company.

Kitty then spent 15 years as CFO of a small manufacturing company, where a conversion from MAS90 to QuickBooks also converted her into an enthusiastic user of QuickBooks Enterprise. She brings a broad understanding of management needs and a deep appreciation for accuracy to her work as a conversion and clean-up specialist at KNKBS.

 

 

Kitty has a degree in Applied Mathematics from UCLA.

Certifications: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Enterprise, and QuickBooks Online Certification

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Penny Todd

Legal Secretary

Big Bear, CA

Penny Todd-Legal SecretaryPenny is a legal secretary and is based on the west side of Los Angeles. She has been with KNKBS since 1998. She supports multiple corporations in their regulatory filings. If the document needs proofing, Penny is the one. She is excellent at finding inconsistencies in any document, legal or marketing. She enjoys her spare time in Big Bear.