Vancouver's long list of awards and accolades seems
interminable. It is consistently named as one of the top five
worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the
Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to
rank among the top-ten of the world's most liveable cities for
five consecutive years. It was the host of Expo 86, the 2010 Winter
Olympics and Paralympics, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and
after 30 years in California, it is the new home of the annual TED
conference. Vancouver is also home to one of Crowe MacKay's
eight locations and was where firm founder Iain MacKay developed
his vision to create a Northern and Western Canadian regional
Vancouver has been called a "city of neighbourhoods",
each with a distinct character and ethnic mix. Since the 1980s,
immigration has drastically increased, making the city more
ethnically and linguistically diverse; for 52% English is not their
first language and almost 30% of the city's inhabitants are of
Chinese heritage. Celebrating the benefits of multiculturalism and
ethnic diversity, Crowe MacKay Vancouver offers services in
English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi.
The city of Vancouver has taken a number of steps to become a
sustainable city. Ninety-three percent of the electricity used in
Vancouver is generated using sustainable resources such as
hydroelectric power. The city is also actively working towards its
goal of being the greenest city in the world by 2020. Consistent
with the city's green image, Crowe MacKay has embraced a
paperless future. The IT team has equipped the firm with cloud
computing allowing a quicker and most efficient servicing of
clients whether local or global, all while maintaining high
security of financial information.
Recently, Vancouver has become a centre of excellence for
Service as a Software (SaaS), social media, business intelligence,
security and financial tech, e-commerce, and web technologies.
Bloomberg Businessweek has called it "the new tech hub,"
a place offering "world-class talent and few immigration
headaches" as well as "great views in a convenient time
zone." Vancouver's startups received a record $583m of
investment in 2014 and the industry is growing by 6% per year.
Crowe MacKay's Technology team can attest to explosion of this
Along with their wealth of experience, the Vancouver team brings
a variety of expert skill sets that allow the office to serve a
greater range of client needs. As expected by a Crowe MacKay
office, they deliver excellent services in assurance, taxation, and
advisory. Specifically Crowe MacKay Vancouver specializes in
servicing private enterprise, not-for-profit, and public companies
and offers additional services in tax consulting and succession
planning, business valuations, and insolvency. Crowe MacKay's
Vancouver office has an open-door policy – stop by at any
time to meet the professional staff and any of their 13
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