Jane P. Burns, CDFA, CPA

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Partner
Phone 409-838-1605, Ext. 113

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Jane graduated 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 received her CPA certificate the following year.  During her many years with WDJ, Jane has gained expertise in all areas of public accounting and has served a wide variety of industries.  Jane is currently a partner with WDJ, a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  Jane’s biggest motivation comes from helping her clients succeed.

Jane actively serves her community and has volunteered her time as treasurer for many civic organizations.  She is currently serving as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of both the Westchase Village Homeowners Association and the Rotary Club of Beaumont.  Jane is an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church having served six years as a ruling elder.  Jane is a Leadership Beaumont graduate, a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs.

Jane was born and raised in Beaumont where her father practiced medicine for 35 years and her mother was a dedicated volunteer.  Jane married her high school sweetheart, Scott, and they have raised two daughters, Amy and Kelly.  Jane and Scott celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in 2018.  During Scott’s 39 year career with Motion Industries, Inc, he has risen from 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 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and currently works as a Senior Accountant for Apache Corporation in Houston.  Kelly is a graduate of the University of Texas-Tyler with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and currently works as an in-charge RN for CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital.  Kelly married her high school sweetheart, Jacob Cowart, and they are the proud parents of Olivia Catherine born October 23, 2016.  Jane proudly claims Jacob as her son-in-law and Olivia as her precious grandbaby.

Jane’s hobbies include spending as much time as possible with family, photography, sea shell hunting along Port Bolivar, watching Houston Astros baseball and Dallas Cowboys Football.

Jane specializes in the following areas:

  • Tax planning for both individuals and businesses
  • Tax compliance for individuals, corporations, partnerships, etc
  • IRS contact specialist
  • General accounting/bookkeeping services
  • Small business consulting services
  • Financial statement reporting including compilations
  • Divorce Financial Analysis
  • WDJPay Payroll Services