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About Jacob Burrill, CPA

Our Mission

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

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.

Does this sound like you?

Jacob Burrill

Jacob Burrill

president, CPA

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.

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Gary Summers

Chief consultant & professor emeritus

Gary Summer’s love affair with numbers officially started in 1966. Rock and roll was exploding, with bands like the Beatles, The Doors, and Bob Dylan putting out seminal albums, and Summers was just beginning a career path as a public accountant. Over the course of the next 40 years, he helped hundreds of clients navigate their financial lives, and ran his own CPA firm in Southern California.

Service to others is at the core of Summer’s passion for his work. As former Assistant Pastor at Grace Community Church in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Summer’s specialty is accounting and tax consulting for nonprofit entities, particularly churches. Like any good pastor, Summers is a people person. His role as a consultant and business mentor at Burrill CPA is to help build strong client relationships. Walk into a meeting with him, and his laid-back, friendly demeanor and gift of gab will put you instantly at ease.

Married to his high school sweetheart since 1965, Summers and his wife came to Kona, Hawaii in 1989 to teach at the University of the Nations. An avid fisherman, he once tagged and released a monster marlin, weighing in at 250 pounds.

Jeffrey Reinert

Jeffrey F. Reinert

Tax Manager

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

Krystel Carmelo Archibald

Staff Accountant

Krystel Carmelo Archibald started working as a bookkeeper before she was old enough to drive. She took over the books at the age of fourteen for her family’s wholesale distribution business, Blondie Sandwich Shop LLC, and commercial maintenance business, Blondie’s Building Maintenance in Kona. This was just a year after immigrating to Hawaii from the Philippines. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Krystel was able to see first hand the challenges and day to day reality of small business owners on the Big Island. This experience shaped her desire to help entrepreneurs in her community understand their finances so they can make smart decisions in their business.

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. She enjoys assisting start-ups with accounting and is the go-to bookkeeping and payroll specialist at Burrill CPA Tax and Accounting. Her goal is to become a licensed CPA. She has an Associates Degree from Hawaii Community College in Accounting and is currently working on her B.A. in Accounting as a student at the University of Hawaii Hilo. Before joining the Burrill CPA team, she assisted other CPAs in the Kona area and worked as a Personal Banker at American Savings Bank.

Born and raised in the Philippines until the age of 13, Krystel is fluent in both Ilocano and Tagalog. A fitness junky, she works out often. Her favorite activities are lifting weights, kickboxing and yoga. She lives in Kona with her husband and their dog Keiko.

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.