Crowe BGK is no stranger to the Kanata Research Park since it opened its first Ontario location in 2005 – quickly becoming a gem in the west end of Ottawa. The firm was built on the vision of the late Michael McCrann and Clifford Herer, who partnered with well-known colleagues at Crowe BGK in Montreal to extend the firm to the other end of highway 417. Crowe BGK became one firm with two locations; offering its clients a full suite of services in the areas of audit, accounting, tax and advisory services.
Founded in 1950, Crowe BGK has grown in its two locations to 32 partners and 230 employees, seeing steady growth and increasing success while maintaining it’s founding partners’ core principles of professionalism, service excellence and integrity. The move to its new Kanata office allows the firm to continue to build upon the principles established by its founders.
As a result of continued growth and success, the original Ottawa office no longer met the firms needs. The plans to find a larger and more innovative space were well underway when COVID-19 hit, and the world came to a standstill. After over two years of working fully remote, Crowe BGK welcomed its employees back to its new, bright, state–of–the–art office.
“Our new office space allows us to continue to meet the needs of our current clients while continuing to grow and expand upon our service offerings,” says Gary Connolly, one of the firm’s partners, who spearheaded the search for this new space. “Now that we are in our new space, we will continue to attract top talent and expand our position in the local business community.”
Through attending community and business events alike, Crowe BGK continues its story not only as an accounting firm servicing its clients in a rapidly changing economy but one that gives back where it matters most. In 2018, in honour of Michael McCrann who lost his battle with cancer, the firm started the Crowe BGK Foundation to engage staff and members of the community to help raise funds and awareness towards cancer research, clinical treatments, and cancer coaching.
Crowe BGK is a proud Canadian member of Crowe Global. Crowe Global, ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks, consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in over 145 countries around the world. Crowe Global member firms are known for their local knowledge, expertise and experience balanced by an international reputation for the highest quality of service. Crowe Global offers a broad spectrum of professional services and has built an international reputation in the areas of audit, tax, and advisory services. Member firms are selected for their personal service to privately and publicly held businesses in all sectors.
“As we enter this new chapter, we are excited to continue to welcome clients, both old and new to our new space at 400 March Rd. and continue to show the Ottawa business community what Crowe BGK is all about,” says Connolly.