Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS Hires CPA to Their Team

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Southard, Beckham, Atwater, & Berry, CPA, PS is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Burk to its team.

Derek is a CPA who obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business with a Specialization in Finance from Central Washington University. He is currently working towards obtaining a Master of Science of Taxation degree from Golden Gate University. He has worked at a local branch of a national accounting firm for the past three years where he had the opportunity to lead in various positions. He participated in presentations to a variety of groups on various tax matters. He has extensive tax experience working with small closely held businesses in a wide-range of industries. His skill set includes corporate, partnership, individual, trusts, and estate tax returns for both federal and state income taxes.

Derek was raised in Port Orchard and is an avid basketball enthusiast. Going by the nickname “Tippy” throughout high school and college, he was captain of the South Kitsap basketball team and won all league honors. He also played two years of college basketball at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He married Danielle a year ago and they are expecting their first child in December. The couple resides on Fox Island and look forward to raising their family there.

The addition of Derek Burk to our team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our clients.

Derek Burk can be reached by phone at (360) 876-4491, by e-mail at dburk(at)sbabcpa(dot)com, or by visiting

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