Burrill CPA exists to elevate individuals and businesses to bring an increase in wealth, integrity, and collaboration to our Big Island community. We do this by offering full-service accounting and consulting for businesses, investors, and nonprofits with a big picture focus and proven results. We invite you to grow with us.
Our clients are motivated, goal-oriented business people with a strong ‘why’ behind their work. They are ready to take their business to the next level and want to make an impact. They understand the value of investing in people and developing relationships that support their broader vision.
Our clients are investors who want to grow their wealth and leave an enduring legacy. They are savvy individuals who have complex investment vehicles and require an accounting firm who is on their level. Many find themselves navigating family estates and trusts. They need help keeping the peace in relationships and making sound legal and tax decisions during a transitional time.
Jacob is an accountant with a big vision. His intention is to make a lasting, positive impact on his community by supporting and educating business owners. He takes a comprehensive approach to accounting, providing valuable strategic planning and consulting, with an eye for long-term prosperity and goal achievement.
A member of Kona’s business community since 2009, Jacob is extensively involved in local service work. He currently serves on the supervisory committee for Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, volunteers with Hospice, and donates time to various other nonprofits. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Jacob graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. He received his master’s degree in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the state of Hawaii. On a day off, you’re likely to find him relaxing on one of Kona’s beautiful beaches with his wife and their two children.
Jeffrey F. Reinert specializes in helping small businesses and individuals navigate the tax code, and come out on top. A native of Oelwein, Iowa, Reinert earned his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Upper Iowa University in 1990. After graduating, he set up shop to serve the Oelwein business community, where he operated his practice for over 25 years. Many of his clients were farmers who grew corn and soybeans. Reinert recognized the powerful impact that sound tax planning, consulting, and education could have on the everyday lives of his clients and the vitality of their farms or business. He is passionate about helping small businesses save money and understand their options when it comes to taxes. Building relationships with clients and learning their business inside and out comes with the territory.
Reinert relocated to Kona, Hawaii in 2015 where he continues to serve the small business community as part of Burrill CPA, Tax and Accounting. He also provides tax preparation services for non-profits and individuals. One of the things he enjoys most about living in Kona is his proximity to the ocean, which used to be over 1,000 miles away in landlocked Iowa. On his time off you are likely to find him at Kua Bay or Kekaha Kai State Park, making up for lost beach time.
Krystel Carmelo Archibald, head of the Accounting department, has over 10 years of experience in corporate accounting. Krystel has been involved with variety of industries such as banking, management consulting, wholesale, and restaurants. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she recognizes the challenges of owning a small business and is committed to helping them succeed.
Krystel is passionate about education. A certified Quickbooks Online Advisor, she offers payroll and bookkeeping training for businesses to help them create a strong foundation for growth.
Her philosophy when it comes to work is that people are the priority. Being successful in business means establishing strong, lasting relationships with clients, built on the backbone of trust, honesty, and teamwork.
A CPA specializing in individual tax returns, Tracey is a people person. Warm, and easy to talk to, she invokes a feeling of instant familiarity with most everyone she meets. It’s enough to make you wonder if perhaps you already know her from another time and place. Tracey values building relationships with clients and providing them with the highest quality service when it comes to their taxes.
Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, Tracey got into accounting as a career change after working in the field of medical billing. She has a B.S. degree in Marketing from Philadelphia University and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University. Upon graduating from the Saint Joseph’s program at the top of her class in 2009, she worked in several different accounting and law firms in the Philadelphia area. Her experience included audits and working with government and municipal clients, individual tax returns, and estates and trusts. She earned her CPA license in 2012.
Tracey joined the Burrill CPA team in January 2020 after relocating to the Big Island. She lives in Hilo, Hawaii with her partner Rick. The pair visited and fell in love with the island in 2019, after putting almost 1,000 miles on their rental car touring around, from the bottom of Waipio Valley to the top of Mauna Kea. When Rick was offered a job at Hilo Medical Center in the fall of 2019, they jumped at the chance to make Hawaii home.
In her free time, Tracey enjoys exploring the island and hiking. Her favorite hike on the Big Island is yet to be discovered. An avid quilter for over 20 years, Tracey served as the president of her quilting group in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She is excited to connect with clients at Burrill CPA and find ways to get involved with her new community in Hawaii.
Tracey has been helping small businesses navigate their taxes since 1994 when he began working as a CPA in his hometown of Buffalo, Wyoming. He owned and operated an accounting firm with 7 employees and 650 clients in agriculture, retail, home, and business service industries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wyoming.
Helping entrepreneurs to think creatively and evolve with the changing times is part of what Tracey enjoys most about his work. With the rise of e-commerce stores and the proliferation of large corporate retailers over the last few decades, Tracey has helped small mom and pop shops navigate the changes and look for opportunities where they can find a niche or offer a special service along with their product to remain competitive.
Tracey believes that small business is the backbone of the community. Working with business owners over generations and watching the arc of their business and their lives unfold is what gets him up in the morning. It’s fulfilling to see business owners and their families benefit from tax and financial planning that allows them to realize their goals over time of retirement, travel, or growing their operation to the next level. As part of the Burrill CPA team, Tracey specializes in income tax preparation and consulting for small businesses, individuals, and nonprofits. He also serves as the quality control manager for the firm.
Tracey and his wife Sarah relocated to Kona in 2019. In his free time, he enjoys flying model airplanes and exploring the Big Island in his Jeep. He is a member of the Kona Jeep Club. One of his favorite drives on the island is the rugged road between South Point and Green Sands Beach.
Randy began his career in accounting with Caterpillar Inc. in 1972. Over the next 40 years, he served in key accounting and financial advisory roles as the company grew to become one of the Dow Jones Top 30 publicly traded companies.
Randy brings a wealth of experience to his role at Burrill CPA, including factory accounting, cost estimating, auditing, budgeting, business, financial services, and project management. He worked in Caterpillar’s global purchasing department, where he handled forecasting of the company’s exposure to commodity markets. He holds a BS in Accounting from Aurora University.
Randy enjoys the challenge of finding creative solutions to complicated problems. He is an expert at analyzing intimidating amounts of financial data and identifying where businesses can become more efficient, discerning, and innovative. This is likely because he’s a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Six Sigma is a process and quality improvement discipline-based in statistical analysis. It is utilized by many top corporations, including General Electric, to achieve fantastic results. A Six Sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of all opportunities to produce some feature of a part or process are statistically expected to be free of defects.
Randy’s love of examining, problem-solving, and fixing began growing up on a farm. His family owned and operated a grain and livestock farm in the suburbs of Chicago. He spent many hours taking apart machinery and automobiles and putting them back together with his Dad – who passed on his talent for MacGyvering.
In 2011, Randy and his wife relocated to the Big Island and bought a 10.5-acre farm in Honaunau where they grow avocado, macadamia nuts, and citrus. He and his wife have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Two of his children, their spouses, and grandchildren live on and help with the farm.
When he’s not analyzing data or being a farmer, Randy enjoys restoring classic cars – he has a 1980 MGB and a ‘65 Oldsmobile 442 – and singing. He has been singing in barbershop quartets and choruses since the 1970s and is the proud holder of an international gold medal from the Barbershop Harmony Society. He is active with the Kona Aloha Singers, where he serves as treasurer.