Burkey Cox Evans & Bradford Accountancy Corporation announced that Harold Manning CPA and Partner has retired, effective June 30, 2018.
Harold started his accounting career with Deloitte in Seattle, Washington. While in Washington he also managed two audit departments for other accounting firms. The leap to California introduced him to Burkey & Cox and partnership in 1983. In 2001 he took over the Ridgecrest-China Lake Office, which he ran under his own name until 2011. In 2012 Harold had come full circle with the firm and joined the Antelope Valley office.
The first retirement celebration for Harold was held at a Jethawks game with the staff in attendance. The firm partied and enjoyed the game, and Harold received field-level tickets to a Seahawks game in December as his retirement gift from the firm.
The second celebration was held in Ridgecrest at the Maturango Museum with some of Harold’s long-time clients in attendance.
“Over the past 34 years, it has been a pleasure to serve the Ridgecrest and Antelope Valley communities,” said Harold about his career and strong connection to the community. “I have had the privilege of meeting a great many people and have developed lifelong friendships with many clients. After 44 years as a CPA, however, the time has now come for me to step back from 'full-time' public accounting.”
Harold plans to begin his retirement by traveling with his wife Rancy, relaxing, enjoying time with his grandchildren, and working far less, which means he will be working on a limited basis for the firm during the next few tax seasons.
“We are very excited for Harold and this next chapter of his life,” said Sarah Cox, Office Manager. “While we are sad to see him go, we look forward to working with him during tax season.”