Author Archives: Phil Birrer

Certified Green!

Written By on May 10, 2016

We are proud to announce that the Cobble Hill location has received the highest level of certification from the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program and is now Surfrider Approved. The program was developed to help provide a set of tangible actions that businesses can take to tread a little lighter on the environment. Whether it is by improving our buildings energy efficiency, reducing the amount of waste we generate or supporting local charities and non-profit organizations, we are committed […]

Phone Scam Alert – CRA

Written By on May 5, 2016

Not often do accounting firms receive fraudulent phone calls from people impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency, but today we received a voicemail from a fraudulent CRA Agent, “Officer Ryan Smith”. Below is a recording of the voicemail the scammer left from the phone number 844-553-1073: We recommend that you disregard any voicemail’s from this or any other suspicious numbers. Please do not call them back. If you think it may be a legitimate voicemail, you can contact the real Canada […]

2016 Ride for Life

Written By on May 4, 2016

We’d like to thank the Ladysmith Business Builders for their generous donation to support Phil in his participation in the 2016 Ride for Life. For those that are not aware, the 2016 Ride for Life is an inaugural cycling event in support of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation with a course winding through Nanaimo, starting and finish at the Nanaimo Airport. A big thanks to everyone who has supported this great cause. For more information or to pledge your […]

Powered by Green Electricity

Written By on April 27, 2016

We are proud to announce our investment for change with Bullfrog Power. This allows us to further our environmental commitment by choosing green electricity. With Bullfrog Power, we are reducing or eliminating our emissions footprint and supporting the growth of renewable energy in Canada. In 2016, Birrer Sangret LLP will produce 18 MWh of clean, renewable energy sourced from wind, solar, biomass or low-impact hydro projects resulting in 3.2 tonnes of CO2e emissions reductions per year. Clients, both current and […]

Email Scam Alert – CRA

Written By on April 21, 2016

We would like to share an email received by a taxpayer that shows exactly what a fraudulent email that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency looks like. Taxpayers should be extremely vigilant when they receive emails, phone calls, text message or mail that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. Email and phone scams are prevalent at the moment, with email being used to offer fictitious refunds and phone calls being used to demand payment for fictitious […]

Eco Upgrades in Cobble Hill

Written By on April 6, 2016

The eco upgrades are complete on the Cobble Hill office where the halogen track lighting was replaced with LED fixtures. A programmable thermostat was also installed. This has resulted in a 38% decrease in energy consumption, with an average daily consumption down to 18 kWh/day. The $420 cost of the upgrades represents 3,900 kWh at BC Hydro’s base rate, whereas we are projecting savings of at least 4,000 kWh in the first year. This gives the project a payback period […]

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