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.
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.
David was born and raised on the Big Island in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He grew up in an entrepreneurial family where he gained an early appreciation for small business as an integral part of the island community. He is passionate about tax planning and preparation as a way to support clients in reaching their financial goals.
David studied Business and Accounting at Bob Jones University and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. During his time at university, he was an active member of the University Investment Association, where he served as an analyst, and the University Marketing Association, where he served as Vice President of Operations.
Prior to joining Burrill CPA in June of 2020, David interned with Stokes & Company CPAs in Greenville, South Carolina and worked at a small firm in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii preparing tax returns for individuals and small businesses. David passed his CPA exams on the first attempt and is currently working on completing the experience requirements necessary to become a licensed CPA in the State of Hawaii.
In his free time, David enjoys surfing, fishing, and riding ATVs. One of his favorite places to explore on the Big Island is South Point or Ka Lae.
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 is working with clients utilizing technology to help stream-line businesses and help increase profitability. Covid-19 will require businesses to evaluate their accounting processes to reduce costs while providing management with relevant financial data and analysis to assist in making critical decisions. Tracey has spent 20 years auditing hospitals which included recommendations on internal controls.
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.