Since 1992, our team at White Kennedy have been committed to helping our clients plan for success. We are a full-service Okanagan Chartered Professional Accounting firm providing the Okanagan Valley with exceptional, personalized service at competitive rates. With progressive, experienced accountants in Penticton, West Kelowna and Osoyoos, we are small enough to be readily accessible and large enough to offer a full range of professional services and a wide range of experience.
At White Kennedy, our greatest satisfaction is helping you achieve your financial goals! Our track record of providing small businesses in the Okanagan relevant, effective, expert financial and business advice has delivered desired results for all our clients. We pride ourselves on keeping promises, and do exactly what we say we will do. Our clients thank us with their loyalty, and by referring us to their colleagues and business associates. They tell us that working with White Kennedy is both an enlightening experience and a genuine pleasure. We have enjoyed close working relationships with several of our clients for many, many years.
We are enjoying steady growth, which we attribute to the satisfaction of our clients, our excellent staff, and our community involvement. We employ a number of Chartered Professional Accountants, and students enrolled in accounting programs leading to professional designations. Our highly trained professionals are committed to providing timely and cost-effective service. Our business philosophy is to support a comfortable, approachable atmosphere; encourage professional development at all levels; and maintain the highest standards of practice in business, accounting and technology.
As South Okanagan’s largest accounting firm, White Kennedy provides a full range of services by our Penticton accountants, West Kelowna accountants and Osoyoos accountants who offer progressive advice to help small businesses prosper. We work as a team to ensure all your business needs are met with the goal of prosperity in mind. We invite you to peruse our team of Chartered Professional Accountant in our offices throughout the Okanagan, and contact any one of us to see how we can help your business thrive.
A well respected, Penticton accountant, Ian graduated from the University of Guelph in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. Ian worked with a regional and a national Chartered Accounting firm prior to co-founding White Kennedy Chartered Professional Accountants in Penticton, in 1991.
In 1999, Ian was voted CA of the Year by the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, and in 2003 received his Certified Public Accountants designation from the State of Illinois.
Ian is responsible for providing accounting, auditing, taxation services and business advisory services to small- and medium-sized businesses in the Okanagan.
A well-known Osoyoos and Penticton accountant, Michael graduated from the University of Victoria in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology. He then attended Camosun College and worked with a national Chartered Accounting firm in Victoria. Michael obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1981. In 1982, Michael moved to Osoyoos and worked as a partner at his own chartered accounting firm until 1998.
In 1998 Michael joined White Kennedy as a partner. He is responsible for providing accounting, auditing, taxation services and business advisory services. Most recently, Michael completed a comprehensive course in corporate re-organizations
Jon graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1984 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Accounting and Management Information Services. He articled with a national accounting firm and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1988. He moved to Penticton in 1990 where he continued to work with the national firm with which he articled.
In 1999 Jon joined White Kennedy LLP as a partner. Jon is responsible for all aspects of servicing clients providing accounting, taxation, and business consulting and advisory services to numerous businesses throughout the Okanagan including owner manager and family-owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He focuses on providing personal, professional and customized service and solutions to small and medium businesses. If you have any questions for Jon or wish to discuss your accounting and tax needs please contact him at (250) 493-0600.
Chris was raised in Penticton. He graduated from Penticton Secondary School in 1989, and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1993. He then worked with a regional Chartered Accounting firm in Vancouver for two years, before joining White Kennedy in 1995.
In 1997, Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He received his Certified Public Accountant designation from the State of Illinois in 1998, and became a partner in our firm in 1999.
Chris is responsible for providing accounting, auditing, taxation, and business advisory services to numerous businesses throughout the Okanagan. He is past president of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce
Marielle has been working in public accounting since 1996, and joined White Kennedy in 2000. In 2003 she received her CA designation, and was admitted as a partner to the firm in 2004.
Marielle enjoys working with small business owners. She has extensive experience in personal and corporate tax, preparation of corporate year-ends, and advising families in their planning for the future.
Marielle is active in the community and is the current President of Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, and founder and treasurer of AlleyCATS Alliance Society.
Peter obtained his legacy Chartered Accountant designation in 1996. He and his family moved to the Okanagan that same year from Ontario and have been enjoying the Okanagan ever since.
Peter’s practice consists of advising small to medium sized business owners on all strategic decisions, accounting needs and tax planning. Peter is the partner responsible for more complex corporate and personal tax planning for all of the offices of White Kennedy. As a result, he is able to provide seamless, high level tax and accounting advice.
He and his family are very active and they like to enjoy the beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Alpine and Nordic skiing, cycling and the odd triathlon keep them busy.
Darrell received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Open Learning University in 1997. He worked in both public practice and industry in Alberta for 10 years and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2007. He is a member of both the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants as well as the Alberta Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.
He moved to Penticton in December 2008 joining White Kennedy and in January of 2011, Darrell became a partner of White Kennedy.
Darrell is responsible for all aspects of servicing clients providing accounting, auditing, taxation, and business consulting and advisory services to numerous businesses throughout the Okanagan including owner manager and family-owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He focuses on providing personal, professional and customized service and solutions to small and medium businesses. If you have any questions for Darrell or wish to discuss your accounting and tax needs please contact him at (250) 493-0600.
Jeff obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1985, and his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1987 from the University of Manitoba. In 1988, Jeff began articling with a national firm in Winnipeg. In 1991, Jeff obtained his C.A. designation and moved to Vancouver to join a medium-sized accounting firm.
Jeff joined White Kennedy in June 2002 as a partner and he manages our office in Osoyoos. He has 15 years of auditing and accounting experience in all business sectors.
A native of the South Okanagan, Jodi Hansen earned her BCom at UBC in 1996. After working with the CRA for several years, Jodi joined the Penticton location of White Kennedy as a Staff Accountant in June, 2004. Jodi is responsible for providing accounting, auditing, taxation and business advisory services to businesses but has a particular specialty in not-for-profits and audits. An active member in the community, Jodi often donates her time as Treasurer to local sporting and business organizations.
Jodi became a Partner of White Kennedy LLP in January, 2015 and serves her clients from our West Kelowna accounting office.
Mr. Dodsworth joined White Kennedy’s Penticton office as a Manager in 2010 after 5 years in progressive accounting positions at other accounting firms in Kelowna and Surrey. In addition to his CPA designation, Aaron holds a BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership and a diploma in Marketing Management. He is responsible for providing accounting, taxation and business advisory services.
He is an active member in the community as well as local business organizations, most recently as treasurer of the Great Westside Board of Trade.
Aaron became a Partner of White Kennedy LLP in January, 2015.
Andrew grew up in the South Okanagan and graduated from Penticton Secondary School in the year 2000.
He has been in public practice with White Kennedy since 2003 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2007.
Andrew has extensive experience in personal and corporate tax as well as corporate year ends and can provide a full range of professional accounting services.
He has served as treasurer on a variety of local boards including the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.
He and his family enjoy outdoor sports and camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.