Jane P. Burns, CDFA, CPA

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Partner
Phone 409-838-1605, Ext. 113

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Jane graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude) from Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.   As the top accounting student of her graduating class, Jane received the Accounting Excellence Award from the Educational Foundation of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jane began working for Wathen, DeShong & Juncker (WDJ) two weeks after graduating from Lamar and was granted her CPA certificate the following year.  During her years with WDJ, she has gained experience in all areas of public accounting including financial statement preparation, auditing, tax return preparation and tax planning.  While with the firm, Jane has had the privilege of working with former partners: Slats Wathen, Phil DeShong, Jed Dollinger and Jane Wilson.  In addition, Jane has worked with most of the firm’s long-standing clients gaining expertise in a wide variety of industries.  She is currently a manager with WDJ and supervises the Internal Services staff and the Dial-A-Check payroll service.

Jane is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs.  She actively serves her community and has volunteered her time as Treasurer for many civic organizations including Sallie Curtis Elementary, Marshall Middle School and West Brook High School PTAs.  Jane is currently the Treasurer and an Executive Board member of St. Andrews’ Presbyterian Church Day School.  She is an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church having served six years as a ruling elder.

Jane was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas where her father practiced medicine for 35 years, and her mother was an active volunteer.  Jane married her high school sweetheart, Scott, and they have raised two daughters, Amy and Kelly.  Scott began working locally for Motion Industries, Inc. at the age of 19. During his 30 year career with Motion, he has risen from a driving a delivery truck to branch manager of the Southeast Texas region.  Jane & Scott’s daughters both graduated with honors from West Brook High School and both worked summers at WDJ.  Amy is a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and Kelly is a collegiate softball pitcher and nursing student at the University of Texas-Tyler.

Jane is currently serving WDJ in the following capacities:

  • Office manager
  • Staff supervisor
  • Tax return preparer/reviewer/signer
  • Financial statement preparer
  • Special projects coordinator
  • IRS contact specialist for issues related to payroll tax
  • Tax researcher and planner
  • QuickBooks, Peachtree and Perfect Law accounting software user/advisor
  • Payroll tax return preparer and supervisor