An Innovative Accounting Firm in London Dedicated to Helping You Succeed

No matter where you are on your career journey, choosing an accounting firm that delivers the support and opportunities you need to achieve your goals is essential to your success. Whether you’re a co-op student, a recent graduate, or working towards your CPA designation, the dedicated Chartered Professional Accountants at Ford Keast LLP are committed to training and helping you thrive.

Ford Keast LLP is an established CPA firm serving clients in London and Southwestern Ontario. Our firm’s adaptability and innovation have made us an industry leader for almost a hundred years. As a result, our clients benefit from the best of both worlds. They enjoy the confidence that comes from working with a trusted and experienced firm while receiving innovative solutions to modern financial challenges from a reliable team of accounting experts.

Opportunities to Grow

At Ford Keast LLP, our firm of over 50 professional and administrative team members delivers high-quality accounting, tax, business advisory, wealth management, and HR consulting services to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, construction and development, professional services, automotive, nursing/retirement homes, co-op housing, and not-for-profit organizations.

We deliver exceptional, personalized customer service and believe in building long-standing relationships with our clients, providing big-picture financial strategies.

Industry Exposure

The team at Ford Keast LLP works directly with clients from a wide range of industries.  As a result of such a diverse clientele, our team has the opportunity to work on a variety of client engagements from beginning to end, from planning to delivery.

We are committed to fostering a well-rounded accounting experience for our team members. We encourage our team to advocate for engagements that they are passionate about while also engaging with a diverse range of clientele. This also allows for team members to specialize in specific areas while also gaining a depth of knowledge on a diverse client base. 

Tools and Software

Ford Keast LLP is an innovative accounting firm committed to modern accounting solutions. We consistently research new software to assist with automation and ease of use for our team members and our clients. Presently, we utilize the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Teams. As a paperless accounting firm, we employ a cloud-based filing system and portal options for our clients. Some programs we use include:

  • Caseware Cloud
  • Taxprep Cloud
  • Audit Dashboard

We also use a cloud-based human resource information system.

Expert Support

Ford Keast LLP offers a collaborative and inclusive workplace experience. We are dedicated to our team and provide regular coaching and support to team members. We are committed to ensuring you have the tools and support in place for success. Our coaching, mentorships, open-door policies, and dedication to education ensure our team members have the resources they need to succeed.

One-to-One Coaching

At Ford Keast LLP, every team member is assigned a coach to assist with performance management, helping to enhance current skills and acquire new ones. Coaches meet with team members throughout the year for interim reviews, year-end reviews, and goal setting. They provide support and advice, guiding team members to enhance performance and map career development.

Mentorship Programs

Our formal mentorship program is designed to facilitate a two-way exchange of feedback and ideas that positively impact both the mentor and mentee. The mentorship programs at Ford Keast LLP allow participants to build skills and acquire new knowledge by working together. This formal program is offered as an optional benefit of working for us. Mentoring provides guidance and feedback and offers a two-way discussion about challenges, career growth, and the sharing of skills and life lessons.

Training, Education and Development

At Ford Keast LLP, we highly encourage team members to continue their learning and development as they progress in their careers. Outside of required professional development, the firm supports job-related courses that will help to develop the team and the firm. We also encourage soft skills training for current and prospective management team members.

CPA Training

As an accredited training office for CPA students, Ford Keast LLP affords our team the ability to obtain all hour requirements for their CPA designation, as well as exposure to files which assist in the practical aspect of the Common Final Examination (CFE). Not only do we support our team members financially through the CPA process from PEP (or equivalent) to the CFE, but the firm offers multiple options for study time off in preparation for the CFE and other courses.

At Ford Keast LLP, we provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses—internal and external—annually to ensure that CPA requirements are met. We also offer these courses to non-designated team members to ensure that they are up to date on requirements and continually learning and progressing in their roles.

The firm finances CPA dues and personal development requirements, and through our RSM Alliance, team members have access to multiple courses and content, including CFE prep, leadership programs, and more. We recently integrated the LumiQ platform, which provides team members with a new mode of consuming their professional development requirements.

Contact Ford Keast LLP in London to Grow Your Career

At Ford Keast LLP, we always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our inclusive team of accounting, tax, and business advisory professionals. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic and supportive work environment. To learn more about how you can join our active team, contact us online or by telephone at 519-679-9330.

Office Location

624 Maitland Street
London, Ontario N6B 2Z9
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