Por Jesika Millano
Para AL DIA TODAY
PALM BAY – Kathy Molinares-Zimmerer has always had a great affinity for numbers, dating back to when she was a young girl.
When it was time for her to decide on what she wanted to do for her career, she did not hesitate to choose accounting.
Molinares, a graduate of the University of Florida, has worked in the accounting field for more than 17 years. Over the course of her career, she has held positions as chief accounting officer, manager and auditor.
She stresses that being a public accountant is not easy as it requires a love for being able to guide, advise, evaluate and analyze any type of information.
“The accountant is the helping hand of the manager or owner of a company. I like to help people grow with their goals,” she said.
After spending the majority of her career working in various companies, Molinares-Zimmerer decided to open her own firm, Zimmerer & Zimmerer CPAs PA, along with her husband, Charles, who is both a lawyer and an accountant.
In addition to offering financial accounting services to meet the needs of large, small, medium, micro, and independent companies, they also focus on finding personalized solutions in U.S. and international tax and legal cases.
“We are a team of professionals who help our clients assess their current circumstances and create a plan to achieve their goals. Essentially, our goal is to give more to the community.
“We see many firms have a large clientele base but do not offer personalized attention to each. In addition, we offer bilingual assistance, which means that we can also cover the Latino community,” said Molinares-Zimmerer.
She added that it is during difficult times like the COVID-19 pandemic that people must exercise strategic vision and the courage to adapt.
In the midst of the pandemic, the accounting firm’s team continues to serve its clients remotely and to help them face any crisis that comes their way.
“We have been able to support our clients by maintaining our services remotely and helping them obtain financial relief from the government due to the coronavirus,” Molinares-Zimmerer added.
Her love of accounting goes hand in hand with her passion for helping people. That is why she has served as treasurer at the Brevard Hispanic Center for the last five years.
“It is very gratifying to be a part of the community,” she said.
“Despite the name of the Hispanic Center, our mission has been to integrate all immigrants from different parts of the world equally,” said Molinares-Zimmerer, who grew up in Colombia.
As an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. when she was just a girl, she knows how important it is to feel “at home” and a part of the community.
This is why working, socializing and caring for family are some of the main values of the Brevard Hispanic Center, she said.
The non-profit organization strives to provide free services and opportunities for low-income families and individuals in the areas of education, health, housing, domestic assistance, immigration, financial empowerment, and employment.
For more information about Zimmerer & Zimmerer CPAs PA and their legal and accounting services, call 786-464-0403.