Meet The Robbins & Company Accounting Team
Our Comox Valley accounting team will provide you with professional accounting, tax preparation, and advisory services to help you make sound financial decisions and maximize your financial resources.
BBA, CPA, CGA
Jay Dzuba | BBA, CPA, CGA
Jay has been raised his entire life in the Comox Valley. After graduating from G.P. Vanier, Jay relocated to Nanaimo to pursue further education. During his time in Nanaimo, Jay completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) – Accounting Concentration and worked in public practice. After obtaining his BBA degree, Jay returned to the Comox Valley, joined the team at Robbins & Company, and went on to complete his CGA designation. Jay became a Partner in the firm in 2016.
Jay is a graduate of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program. Through a combination of advanced learning and practical experience, Jay is continuing his ongoing pursuit to be a leader in the field of taxation.
Jay strives to utilize his knowledge of tax to help his clients navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex tax environment here in Canada. Jay primarily works with owner-managed business and their shareholders, drawing on his experience to assist clients in meeting their personal and corporate goals while minimizing their overall tax burden.
Outside of work Jay enjoys a variety of sports including baseball, golf, and curling. Jay enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children in the beautiful outdoors the Comox Valley has to offer.
BBA, CPA, CGA
Delaura Girard | BBA, CPA, CGA
Delaura moved to the Comox Valley from the North Island in the Fall of 2001 to pursue her education at North Island College. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Major in 2009 and her CGA designation in 2013.
While attending North Island College, Delaura also worked in public practice. Now with ten years of public practice accounting experience, Delaura takes great pride in providing personalized public practice accounting solutions to her clients in the Comox Valley and northern Vancouver Island. She enjoys working closely with business owners and managers to facilitate their business needs and provide sound, forward-thinking tax planning.
Delaura brings with her a strong accounting background in forestry, fishing, and construction but enjoys the vast diversity of clients that a Vancouver Island public practice accounting firm provides.
In her spare time, Delaura can be found at her children’s sporting events or camping and exploring the northern Vancouver Island terrain. Delaura enjoys playing dodgeball, slopitch, or volunteering her time with the Comox Valley Baseball Association where she has been a director for the past six years. Delaura looks forward to meeting you, learning about your business and helping you achieve your goals.
John Moors | CPA
John moved to the Comox Valley from Victoria in 2001. After Graduating from Highland Secondary School in 2004, John spent his summers working at fishing resorts in Tofino and Sonora Island. During those winter months, he completed the Tourism & Hospitality Diploma at North Island College and discovered a passion for Accounting.
In August 2008, along with two close friends, John moved to Burnaby to attend BCIT. John completed a rigorous two-year Financial Management Diploma in 2010 and began his accounting career working at not-for-profit organizations in the lower mainland.
In 2016, while working full-time, John completed the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Accounting degree through BCIT and began his journey towards becoming a CPA, articling with one of the larger firms in BC. That year was full of change as he and his wife also welcomed their first daughter into the world.
After 10 years of living in the city, John is happy to be back in the Comox Valley as a designated CPA and now has a second daughter born June 2019.
John brings a wealth of assurance experience to Robbins & Company, as he has provided audit and review engagement services to not-for-profit organizations, school-districts, car dealerships, restaurant groups, forestry clients and many others. He is looking forward to leading this side of the practice and providing mentorship to future CPA candidates.
In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family at beaches, lakes and on the ocean. He also enjoys playing hockey, golf and fishing with his dad and younger brother.
BBA, CPA, CGA
Nicole Ji | BBA, CPA, CGA
Nicole has worked in public practice for over 14 years and has experience with all size businesses from various industries.
Outside of work Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and son, exploring the numerous trails and sights of Vancouver Island.
Tessa Durrance | BBA
Tessa was born and raised in the Comox Valley and graduated from G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary. After high school, she attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops for one year then transferred to Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo to finish her Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree majoring in accounting. Tessa has recently completed her CPA designation.
While attending school she has worked and gained experience in public practice from bookkeeping to corporate tax and personal tax.
When not at work or studying for CPA, Tessa enjoys spending her winters on the ski hill and summers on the lake or hiking and exploring around the island.
Tyrell Terryberry | BBA
In his spare time Tyrell enjoys playing hockey and spending time up Mt. Washington in the winter months, and playing baseball, going camping and enjoying the outdoors in the summer months, all while enjoying time with family and friends.
Marissa grew up in Port Alberni, before moving to the Comox Valley in 2013 to complete the Business Administration Diploma at North Island College. She works out of both the Courtenay and Parksville offices as a bookkeeper.
During her spare time, she enjoys exploring the beautiful island through hiking and camping or curling up at home with a good show and her beloved kitty.
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BBA, CPA, CGA
Daryl Robbins | BBA, CPA, CGA
The principal of the accounting practice, Daryl Robbins, Chartered Professional Accountant, was born and raised in the Comox Valley. His years of experience and education in the business sector, banking industry and several years in public practice accounting provide him a full understanding of financial planning for you and your business.
Daryl completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) at North Island College in Courtenay, BC. He graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll. Following his degree, Daryl completed the Certified General Accountant (CGA) program. In addition, Daryl has completed the Canadian Securities Course, the Investment Funds in Canada Course, the Computer Information Systems Certificate (North Island College, Courtenay, BC), and an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Diploma (AICB) from the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He also completed a Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies (MAALS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC).
Outside of work, Daryl spends time with his wife Christine, their sons Brian and Blake, and their daughter Amy. Family camping trips on Vancouver Island, as well as hockey, keep their family busy. He is the former Treasurer of the Comox Valley Baseball Association; the Past President of the Comox Valley Major Men’s Fastball League, and is now involved in the Comox Valley Skating Club. Daryl enjoys his accounting practice because he likes to help clients achieve their goals through sound financial planning.