About Us

Non-profit organizations provide a critical role in the community but many of them face challenges in managing their finances. Local Atlanta accounting firm JKA Associates LLC offers these organizations non-profit accounting and tax services delivered with a perfect blend of practical advice and personal attention.

At JKA Associates LLC we take the time to learn about your particular non-profit then forge a plan to assist you with all of your non-profit accounting, bookkeeping and tax needs, saving you valuable time and resources. We can also conduct internal audits, perform outsourced controller and CFO services, assist you in complying with state and federal grant requirements, prepare annual 990 tax forms, and much more.

Whether it’s a healthcare facility, charity, religious group, chamber of commerce, trade organization or other type of non-profit business, you can be sure your books are in good hands when you work with JKA Associates LLC. Request a free consultation to learn more or call us at (404) 480-8190 today.

Jayda K. AbernathyJayda K. Abernathy

Founder / CEO

Nonprofit organizations are unique. They are formed mostly out of the need to help and serve others. The financial picture of the organization shines light on how well the organization serves the community. Nonprofit accounting is my passion because it fulfills me in two ways – I help my clients manage funds they have been entrusted with and help the people of the community by providing the much-needed assistance from the nonprofit. It is a win for me, the nonprofit, and the community.

Degrees: Business Administration from UN of Arkansas, Pine Bluff and Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology EMORY University.

Fun Fact: I enjoy reading IRS updates.

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.

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