Crowe MacKay Kelowna Celebrates Best Accounting Firm and Best Accountant Awards

News Story
| 6/1/2023
Kelowna Celebrates Best  Accounting Firm

For the third consecutive year, Crowe MacKay’s Kelowna office has been voted Best Accounting Firm in the Best of Kelowna awards. Crowe MacKay Partner, Lynn Wong, was also this year’s Gold winner of Best Accountant in Kelowna for the second consecutive year, with Kelowna Partner Nicole Kirubi winning Silver. These impressive and continuous achievements demonstrate that our commitment to living our core values: We Care. We Share. We Invest. We Grow. enables us to be trusted advisors to our clients and community. 

Proudly Voted Best Accounting Firm in Kelowna

Crowe MacKay’s Kelowna office is proud to have been voted Best Accounting Firm in the 2023 Best of Kelowna awards. This is the third consecutive year the office has been awarded this title. When asked what earning Best Accounting Firm meant to the office, Dave Gautier, Kelowna’s Office Managing Partner, shares that “it shows that our efforts to provide exceptional service, uphold ethical standards, and actively contribute to the community have not gone unnoticed.” Inspired to continue striving for excellence, the office looks forward to finding new ways to contribute to the success and well-being of their clients, staff, and community at large.


Our People Allow Us to Provide Exceptional Service 

Our Kelowna office is dedicated to delivering exceptional service to their clients and attributes their success to their team. “The team’s dedication and expertise have been instrumental in our office being voted Best Accounting Firm,” says Dave. “Each member consistently goes above and beyond, maintaining the highest professional standards, delivering exceptional service to our clients.” The recognition of Best Accounting Firm is a well-deserved acknowledgement of the team’s hard work.

With people being instrumental to the office’s success, they make it a priority to give the team every possible tool necessary to #GrowWithCrowe. From investing in professional development to new technologies and culture, the office strives to foster an environment of development and support. With an emphasis on collaboration and open communication, the office has created a supportive environment where everyone feels encouraged to share ideas and learn from one another. Through training programs and mentorship opportunities, team members are empowered to stay updated on industry trends, enhancing their skills and enabling them to be trusted advisors to their clients. 

Kelowna Donation

Proud Supporters of their Community

Not only does the office take pride in supporting their staff and clients, but in caring for their community as well. Dave shares that the team has “participated in local volunteer initiatives such as food and winter clothing drives, harvested vegetables, and participated in educational programs such as Project Literacy.“ Throughout 2023, they’ve proudly donated $88,711 to local community groups and organizations. Kelowna’s partnership also encourages team members to utilize Crowe MacKay’s Employee Volunteer Program, which provides staff eight hours of paid time to volunteer with groups and organizations that interest them. As leaders dedicated to giving back, our Kelowna office is an exceptional example of living our core values.

Organizations Supported in 2023

Here are some of the groups and organizations our Kelowna office has selflessly supported in 2023: 

Trusted Advisors Voted Best Accountant in Kelowna

Lynn Wong and Nicole Kirubi are proudly recognized as the Best of Kelowna, earning Gold & Silver placement respectively in the Best Accountant category. 

Lynn has 20 years of experience in accounting and advisory services. In January 2013, she became a Partner in the Crowe MacKay LLP client services group. Lynn’s focus is on providing accounting and audit services to privately held businesses in a wide range of sectors, specializing in professionals and not for profit organizations. She provides one-on-one services to her clients, getting to know them and their needs. With Lynn’s strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to seeing her clients succeed, her clients know they are in good hands and trust her to always get the job done. Lynn sits on Crowe MacKay’s Executive and Compensation Committees. Outside the office, she takes pride in being involved in her community. Lynn’s been an active member of The Kelowna Minor Hockey Association, Morningside Rotary Club, and The Women’s Leadership Network. 

Nicole joined Crowe MacKay in May 2007 and was voted into the partnership in January 2023. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients to meet their financial reporting and tax compliance needs. With an emphasis on advisory services, Nicole is committed to providing clients with individualized planning to accomplish their financial goals. Her primary focus has been working in assurance and client services with owner-managed businesses. Nicole sits on the Crowe MacKay’s CSR Committee and is also the Chair of Kelowna’s Growth Committee. When it comes to giving back to the community, Nicole is a huge advocate within the office. From championing Crowe MacKay’s Pinnacle Women’s Leadership Series, to her involvement in the Watson Road Elementary Playground Enhancement Committee, it is clear that giving back to her community is an important pillar to her practice. 

Lynn Wong and Nicole Kirubi value their client relationships and providing trusted advice. Lynn proudly shares that “it’s truly gratifying to know that we've played a role in helping individuals achieve their goals.” In building strong connections with their clients, they are able to provide guidance to make smart decisions that create lasting value. “Having a well-rounded understanding of our clients allows us to approach their businesses as if they are our own, allowing us to be their trusted advisor,” says Nicole. 


The Best of Kelowna is an annual celebration recognizing individuals, families, and businesses, where the community nominates and then votes on those they believe to be the Best of Kelowna.

About Crowe MacKay LLP

Serving northern and western Canada for over 50 years, Crowe MacKay LLP is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in the country. With a team of 400 across eight offices, we are a vibrant team of trusted advisors. We believe strong relationships are the cornerstone to success and strive to create innovative solutions for our clients in both private and public sectors. We have a passion for quality in the services we deliver to our community and clients from a wide range of industries. A firm focused on people first, Crowe MacKay’s corporate culture is built on maximizing potential for clients and staff. Our belief is that we are truly our best when we invest in our people and communities. Committed to showing we care about the people we serve through our work and actions, we strive to make a difference in the regions we serve.

About Crowe Global

One of the top 10 accounting networks in the world, Crowe Global has over 200 independent accounting and advisory firms in more than 145 countries. For over 100 years, Crowe has made smart decisions for multinational clients working across borders. Our leaders work with governments, regulatory bodies, and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide. Their exceptional knowledge of business, local laws, and customs provide lasting value to clients undertaking international projects. At Crowe, the professionals all share one commitment, to deliver excellence.