Crowe MacKay LLP Yellowknife
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) – Yellowknife, NT – 26 October 2015
I'm not originally from Yellowknife but I decided to apply and then accept a job with Crowe Mackay as an opportunity to try something new and different.
Like most accounting firms you are required to work in teams that change weekly therefore it is essential to be a team player. The ability to work with others and keep a positive attitude is a pretty big determinant of success.
I've found the firm very supportive of students working on CPA, I've attended three separate Densmore prep sessions, all have been informative and helped me pass the modules. They also pay for all expenses to attend the module workshops.
The work/life balance varies, during the busy season you are expected to work a significant amount of overtime while during the slower periods you can take Fridays off. I've always found them to be very understanding and accommodative when it comes to taking vacations as well.
I have had many opportunities to advance quickly within the firm and also had the opportunity to do a secondment at another firm within the Crowe Horwath network. I've always found the firm supportive of their employees which can be seen by sponsoring different teams to play on and hosting events/parties above the norm of other firms I've worked at.
Overall it's been a great experience and I'd highly recommend reaching out to current employees through Linkedin if you are interested.