KRS Tax Season Stress Relief

The KRS accounting team may be working six days a week during this year’s tax crunch, but they know that to maintain peak productivity it’s important to get some stress relief. That’s why they planned ahead and incorporated some fun activities into their busy season.

Energized by networking

Zach Adler at NJBBC meetup
Zach Adler (third from left) networks with other professionals at the NJBBC meetup.

Diane Pineda, Lance Aligo and Zach Adler are so into their networking group NJ Building Business Connections (NJBBC) that they ran a joint meetup with the Millennial Networking Organization early in tax season.

According to Zach, “Our event at the Jersey Boys Grill brought out a fun crowd which really motivated us.  We’ve carried that through tax season and soon will be ready for another event to mark the year anniversary of NJBBC.”

Check out the NJBBC Meetup page to find out when the next event is scheduled.

Cornhole and happy hour

Mid Tax Season happy hour
KRS staff members enjoyed delicious treats and libations during their mid-tax-season happy hour.

All work and no fun makes for a very long workday. So KRS ran mid-day cornhole toss games to mix a bit of fun in with those 1040s. These friendly competitions culminated in a Cornhole Championship on March 15. Diane Pineda and Josh Rollins were the winning team and were crowned The Great Cornholios. For these champs, it was Nothin’ but Corn.

The Championship game was followed by a Mid-Season Happy Hour, so that everyone could enjoy some libations and special treats before getting back to work.

Time for the wearin’ of the green

Lance Aligo, Zach Adler, Josh Rollins and Diane Pineda
Showing their Irish spirit are (left to right) Lance Aligo, Zach Adler, Josh Rollins and Diane Pineda.

While it can be difficult for accountants to take time off to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the KRS team still found the time to dress like they were going to the parade.

The firm held a St. Patrick’s Day Contest to see who could wear the best green outfit. While competition was tough, Diane Pineda’s t-shirt with its shamrock tie was the winning entry.

Relaxing into the home stretch

Tax season stress relief
Chair massages helped everyone de-stress during the last push of tax season.

Since completing and reviewing tax forms all day can leave a CPA looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, managing partner Maria Rollins thought chair massages would be a nice way to help everyone de-stress during the last push of tax season.

Massage therapist Elimani, from Infinite Massage, gave 10-20 minutes massages to any KRS employee who signed up. These were accompanied by relaxing music and aromatherapy which melted away tension in the neck, back, and shoulders.

Practice manager Patricia Amato reported that everyone who enjoyed a massage felt VERY relaxed afterwards.