We are founded on the belief that giving and caring bring out the best in all of us.

About Rolfe Benson

Your choice for accounting, assurance, tax and financial advisory excellence since 1958.


Our founder, David Rolfe, grew up in Vancouver where he attended St. George’s School and graduated in 1949. He articled with a local firm and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1955. In 1958 he founded Rolfe Benson.

David’s legacy is his outstanding dedication and service shown throughout his personal and professional life. He always gave his very best, was very involved in the community and served on the boards of many organizations.

Rolfe Benson LLP has grown from David’s strong commitment to caring and giving to his clients and the Vancouver community. While the city skyline has continued to change and evolve since 1958, our approach has not. We continue to provide professional service with a personal touch in Greater Vancouver.

We are grateful to have so many clients that continue to work with us today that started with Rolfe Benson right from the beginning. Their loyalty spans generations.

Today, we are led by Rob Watts, FCPA, FCA, our Managing Partner, who inspires and promotes excellence in all we do. We have grown to over 50 employees, comprising partners, managers and technical experts in accounting, assurance and tax.

At Rolfe Benson, we do things differently and we are proud of what we do. We are honoured to call Vancouver home and continue to give back whenever possible. Our plan from the beginning remains our commitment today.

Our Mission

At Rolfe Benson, we foster long term relationships with our clients because we take the necessary time to understand their changing needs.

Since 1958, we have been providing comprehensive accounting and tax solutions and financial advisory services on a first-name basis to businesses, families, charities and not-for-profit organizations throughout the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. We have stayed true to our roots, close to home and connected to our community.

Rolfe Benson’s professional team is here to make a positive difference in your world – today and into the future.


Foundations, charities and not-for-profit organizations face public scrutiny and require the highest levels of due diligence and compliance. Working together, we assist them in managing higher costs with lower revenues while navigating changes in financial standards and reporting guidelines.

Some of these organizations that we are proud to assist include:
  • Housing societies
  • Museums
  • Arts organizations
  • Senior citizen’s homes
  • Community programs and services
  • Child development centres
  • Religious organizations
  • Professional associations

Our Values

We focus on providing high level service, lasting relationships, community involvement, integrity, professionalism and technical excellence.

Our company applies seven core values in everything we do:

  1. Deliver the highest level of service to every client.
  2. Build relationships that last, not just a portfolio of work.
  3. Dive deeper into our client’s needs as “one size does not fit all”.
  4. Earn trust through integrity and honesty.
  5. Connect with the community and give back.
  6. Treat everyone with respect.
  7. Embody professionalism, diligence and technical excellence.

Our Partners & Principal

An invaluable resource for all your accounting, assurance, tax and financial advisory needs that is supported by a management team with both the technical expertise and depth of experience that rivals the biggest names in the industry.

Our Expertise

Providing Local Knowledge and Global Reach

Rolfe Benson has affiliations with AGN firms from around the world and can provide the necessary introduction or obtain advice no matter how big or small your needs are for your international business or portfolio.

Our comprehensive accounting solutions and financial advisory services include:

  • Accounting and assurance
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Estate planning
  • Management and advisory
  • Non-Residents of Canada
  • Charities and Not-for-Profits

Insight And Resources

November 5, 2021

New Compilation Standards

We are writing to inform you of changes for Chartered Professional Accountants and the application of a new standard when conducting compilation (informally referred to as “Notice to Reader”) engagements.…
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June 13, 2021

Rolfe Benson News Summer 2021

Welcome to our Summer 2021 newsletter. The past 15 months have been out of the ordinary for all of us however, it is starting to look like there is some…
June 13, 2021

BC PST Rebate on Select Machinery and Equipment

The BC Provincial Government has implemented a temporary provincial sales tax program to assist corporations in the recovery from COVID-19. The rebate is separate from the existing PST refund process…