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DFK USA supports DFK Canada in successful staff secondment

Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP (KRP) has received additional support during a busy period after putting a call-out to DFK USA member firms for a US tax specialist to join its team for the summer.

The accountancy firm, based in Edmonton, Canada, welcomed Justin White from Bernard Robinson & Company (BRC), in North Carolina, USA, as part of DFK International’s staff exchange programme.

Justin has spent two months at KRP, which was facing a significant workload after launching its international practice.

He was able to assist with preparation and review of corporate and individual US income tax returns, staff training, workflow processes, and technical issues as well as partake in the social activities with the team.

Deanna Muise, of KRP, said: “We have just truly launched our international practice and the volume of work we had coming up was pretty significant, so we put a call-out to DFK USA for a US tax specialist to join us.

“Justin was a very good fit in terms of his background and software knowledge. He fit in well with the team and helped us cope with our increasing workload.

“The secondment was very beneficial for both parties and we hope to continue building on the relationship we have developed with both Justin and BRC in the future.

“Although we’ve had colleagues go on staff secondments to other firms, this is the first time that we have welcomed someone to KRP and we are certainly open to more in the future.”

Justin added: “The secondment has been a fantastic experience which has enabled me to spend time at another firm, build new connections and experience living in a different country.

“It has been very interesting to see a new department take shape within KRP. I have been able to share my knowledge but have also enjoyed being exposed to a new workplace culture as well as learning Canadian tax rules.

 “This was my first time in Canada and everyone at KRP has been very welcoming. I have also really enjoyed exploring the city and nearby national parks with my dog, Bullitt.

“The secondment has been beneficial to me both personally and professionally, and I would recommend the experience to anyone considering spending time at another DFK member firm.”