Voted Best Accounting Firm For 4 Consecutive Years
For more than four decades, New Westminster’s small, medium to large-sized businesses have relied on the expertise of Brookes & Co., CPA. Founded in 1976 by Raymond (Ray) Brookes, the firm specializes in providing a broad range of professional accounting services – financial statements, tax, payroll, and bookkeeping services.
Ray received his Bachelor of Commerce from UBC in 1968, then went on to graduate from the Certified General Accountants Association program, acquiring his CGA designation in 1974. From 1968 to 1976, Ray honed his skills working as an accountant in the manufacturing (of locksets), the wholesaling (of specialty building products), and the management and real estate development industries.
Today, the award-winning firm has built a stellar reputation for its genuine desire to help, along with excellence in customer satisfaction and its small-town welcoming atmosphere. Brookes & Co. is committed to finding customized financial solutions for each and every one of its clients.
“We have quite a casual and relaxed atmosphere in the office and I believe our clients pick up on this,” he says. “Being open (unofficially) on Saturdays and throughout the year has also attracted those clients who cannot take the time off from work during the weekdays.”
Ray or his daughter, Liana, takes the time to explain in detail each client’s annual financial statements – thus enabling them to make better strategic decisions in a timely and informed manner.
“We are about satisfying our clients … relieving them of the stress of dealing with the mountain of paperwork (which they create) and with the various regulatory bodies and taxing authorities, such as the CRA,” explains the seasoned professional. “Our six-member team seems to have developed a successful synergy of people skills together with technical knowledge.”