After seeing INPACT as the 2014 Highly Commended Association of the Year in Accountancy Age, the team at NK knew that they had found the right accounting alliance for their firm. INPACT’s administrative team further solidified NK’s views on those matters after receiving rapid answers to questions and helpful correspondence during the application process.
Establishing a Firm Relationship with Japanese Companies Expanding to Brazil
NK founder, Kihatiro Kita, has been a strong leader in the Japanese community, serving as the CEO of BUNKYO, the Brazilian Society of Japanese Culture. With such an established cultural background, NK had an angle and a niche market, allowing it to provide accounting, auditing, tax, advisory and legal services to Japanese companies and a number of other companies that were either already established in Brazil or were looking to expand to Brazil.
Many of the other NK partners also have sturdy ties to Japanese companies within Brazil, which has created a network of accounting experts ready to reach out to newly expanding businesses.
The many Japanese-speaking employees aid NK in reaching out to Japanese clients in addition to the clients the firm serves within Brazil. NK is proud to say that it now has more than 100 Japanese clients.
Learning More about the Partners at NK
Several of the NK partners and staff professionals are former Big 4 members (EY, DTT, KPMG and PwC), and all the partners serve as university professors, members of the Brazil Accounting Board, and members of technical working groups in the Brazilian Institute of Independent Auditors. Many of the firm’s partners also have strong international ties, making it possible to reach out to businesses internationally.
In the future, the partners at NK believe that INPACT will provide the firm with business growth, a regional focus, and a relationship-based approach based on quality while helping it reach out to even more Japanese clients. The partners at the firm also want to bring on additional professionals who already have both US and IFRS certifications to further strenghen the firm.