Jessica Somers is a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with over ten years of experience advising freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in Vancouver on tax, accounting, and business process. She also works with clients during periods of transition such as business restructuring, tax planning for life events, and the tax obligations when moving to or from Canada.

As founder of Cordova Street Consulting, Jessica is working to change the landscape of tax advising from a black box to an open conversation. Jessica approaches clients from a perspective of knowledge sharing, outreach, and taking the stress and mystery out of tax! 

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Cordova Street has become an associate of Philipchalk & Associates. This means that we will have more capacity to serve your tax and accounting needs – more CPAs in your corner and more of us to get to know. Jessica and the Cordova Street team are looking forward to introducing you to Josh Philipchalk and the new expanded crew!

community involvement

  • Reel Causes Society, Treasurer
  • Room Magazine, Treasurer

areas of practice


  • Tax and Finance for Freelancers (Editors BC)
  • Tax Tips for Freelancers – Q&A (Kabuni Academy)
  • Tax Prep Bootcamp (Creative Coworkers)
  • Tax Basics for Artists (Art at Work, City of Richmond)
  • Tax Basics for Artists (Artists in Residence, Skwachays Lodge)
  • Ask an Expert Roundtable (Skillshare, Urban Workers Project)

cordova street in the media


West coast editor workshop session


What small businesses miss when they do their own accounting


Odd one out


Aligning work and lifestyle