Culture

EUVLE_tableWith over 40 years experience, FPA has grown to become a distinguished firm of Chartered Professional Accountants in Abbotsford, BC. Our firm maintains a friendly, personable atmosphere where the partners’ doors are always open. The accounting staff work directly with partners and clients and are involved in the entire accounting process. Entry level accounting students will receive a broad exposure to tax, audit, and accounting engagements. The accounting staff are encouraged to develop their career and education by requiring continuing professional education yearly with expenses paid by the firm. Opportunities for advancement are available frequently for excelling staff. The firm understands the importance of work-life balance by offering flexible work schedules and involvement in the community. Our work environment is friendly and relaxed, which includes a business casual dress code year round. To ensure involvement and input from the staff, all associates are encouraged to participate in firm committees that address topics from the paperless office initiative to staff social activities. Our best resources are our associates, which is why they are always encouraged to give input on any issues related to the firm!

Benefits

At FPA we offer many employee benefits to help you, your family, and your career. After all, “no success at the office is worth failure at home”. We offer better than average salaries, company paid health insurance and other optional insurance benefits to you and your family. Extra effort awards are given to recognize superior efforts from time to time and Christmas shopping sprees reward our associates for their efforts on behalf of our clients.

  • barbeques
  • golf clubs
  • PDAs
  • TVs
  • digital cameras
  • leather jackets

Professional development

One of the requirements for staff accountants to progress to senior accountant level is to achieve their CPA designation. Our firm is a CPA-BC approved training office. The students’ hands on experience in the office helps them to better understand the concepts they are studying while working towards their designation. 

 Social activities

At FPA we believe that a fun and enthusiastic environment promotes motivated and hard working associates. We reward our associates for a job well done and provide ample opportunities for associates to develop relationships with their co-workers. Check out some of our social activities:

  • Monthly birthday celebrations
  • Deadline wine and cheese parties
  • Celebration cruise
  • A visit to Disneyland

To celebrate the firm’s fifth anniversary all associates and spouses went on a cruise, and to celebrate the firm’s tenth anniversary they all went to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico!  

HAOMI Staff Mexico