Consultant Spotlight: Kirill Utochkin

We are thrilled to highlight our Accounting Manager, Kirill Utochkin. Kirill has been a valuable part of Kranz Consulting since December 2018. Read the full interview to learn more about Kirill’s expertise, his passion for his work, and how he helps his clients thrive.  

What is your hometown? San Francisco, CA 

What is your alma mater? State University of Management, Moscow 

What are your favorite things to do outside of the office? I love spending time outdoors, close to nature. Walking in a forest, swimming in the ocean, biking, and gardening when I can. 

How has your background impacted your experience as a consultant? Having a solid accounting and cash management background has helped me manage my time efficiently and work with multiple clients simultaneously. 

What’s a typical workday like for you? This is the beauty of consulting – there is no such thing as a typical day. There is always something going on and we are always learning something new. 

What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day? To have a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day, and to look at the work completed and feel that it was a job done well. 

What kind of work have you been doing? I have clients in various industries: SaaS, digital assets, and e-commerce. I currently manage a team of accountants for assigned clients and am responsible for maintaining timely and accurate closing of the books.

Where do you believe you deliver the most value to your client? By supporting the needs my clients have – whether payroll-related or other operational needs.  

How do you organize environments with a lack of reporting infrastructure or inefficiency? I will identify the gaps and work to fill these gaps, building the process as necessary. 

What’s your process like? The first step is communicating with the client, understanding their requirements, and determining the deliverables. During this step, the most essential part is to listen to what the client is saying. The next step is to ask questions, clarify all the points, and make sure there are no assumptions. Next, I build a plan to address key issues and determine the process when all is clear.