B.Com, B.Ed, CPA, CA
Biki’s focus as owner of Kochhar & Co. is to ensure the client’s experience is a memorable one. Whether you are a new or returning client, Biki and his team believe that their clients always come first.
Biki obtained a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia in 1999. In 2001, he received a second degree in Education Business from the same university which he used to become a high school Business Education teacher. Only four short years later he began his articling as a Chartered Accountant student and went on to graduate with a Chartered Accountant designation. In recent years he now is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Biki brings this diverse background to each client, project and relationship, in his spare time Biki enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His family and Biki enjoy all that the Okanagan Valley has to offer from the beautiful lakes, fishing and playing hockey with his family. This balance of work and life is reflected in Biki’s professional and personal outlook on life.
BBA, CPA, CA
Obtaining her BBA from the University of Fraser Valley and her CPA and CA accreditations, Samantha articled at KPMG providing advice to small to medium sized businesses. In addition, Samantha provided audit services to larger corporate and government clients. This balance of working with both larger and smaller businesses ensures she is providing her clients with the best advice, knowledge and practices for them and their unique business needs.
Samantha moved to the beautiful Okanagan Valley over 10 years ago from the Fraser Valley and she enjoys time with her husband and “Kindle” her little best friend. If not spending sunny days outdoors enjoying the local mountains, lakes and trails, Samantha can be found travelling the globe or relaxing with some well-deserved yoga.
CFA, CPA, CA
Jana is a Certified Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Chief Financial Analyst who brings to Kochhar & Co. over 15 years’ experience most recently at the Tree Brewing Company in Kelowna, B.C. Jana’s commitment to professional, courteous service is clear with her clients and the relationships she has with them all.
When not in the office Jana enjoys traveling and exploring the corners of the World while catching quiet moments to relax and enjoy her yoga. Jana is also very prominent in her community giving many hours of volunteer work on a variety of projects.
Julie has spent the last five years in the public industry as a bookkeeper serving many local companies around her proud hometown of Penticton, British Columbia. While working in the public practice Julie earned accreditation in Tax Preparation and has obtained certification in several accounting related courses and software programs.
Julie spends her time away from the busy Penticton office with her three young children running around as they bounce from one activity to another or catching some quiet time doing crafts or watching movies together.
Katie graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a degree in Accounting and Management and minor in Marketing. She has more than eight years of hands on accounting experience, including individual, corporate and non-profit income tax returns and bookkeeping, notice of reader, and payroll tax reports.
In her personal life, Katie enjoys researching on the Internet, listening to music, and travelling with her husband.
Sandi has over 20 years of bookkeeping and small business consulting experience which she brings to Kochhar & Co. with a focus on Year-End accounting, full cycle bookkeeping and Income Tax Returns.
After several years working with a trust company as the Assistant Manager and Licensed Mutual Fund Broker, Sandi completed the first and second year Accounting and Business Management courses as well as becoming proficient in QuickBooks, Certified ProAdvisor and Simply Accounting.
Sandi enjoys her West Coast life in Vancouver, B.C. with her husband and three grown children rowing and sailing every chance they can get.
Christina brings well over 20 years of experience, coming from the retail sector. Christina enjoys the daily interaction with clients and staff. Working closely with the Accountants to ensure the smooth running of the Kochhar & Co. office, client projects and staff.
Christina’s bouncy personality greets you as you are either visiting the Kochhar & Co. offices or on the phone as she ensures every visit to Kochhar & Co. is a memorable one.
When not in the office Christina can be found enjoying the lakes, boating, running and hiking with her two dogs, son and husband.
On the Office Administrations team, Kristen is not only one of the friendly faces that greet you at Kochhar & Co., she coordinates all the daily running functions of the office and the clients.
Kristen brings her enthusiastic personality and experience in the public service sector and her most recent experience at Freelance Accounting Ltd. to the office every day.
When not found at Kochhar & Co., Kristen can be found with her nose deep in a sci-fi book, spending time with close friends enjoying the outdoors or locked in the kitchen discovering new recipes to enjoy.