We are looking for qualified accountants (CA, CGA, CMA, CPA) to join our network.  We are seeking individuals interested in real work-life balance supported by a dynamic public practice career.  We guarantee personal income equal to or greater than urban practices and partnership/ownership opportunity.   We are also looking for Accounting Technicians.  Candidates must have:…

{ ... read more ... }

Pinnacle PAC is helping several of our clients recruit. Our clients are looking for individuals with awesome abilities, which definitely include stellar Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel and Word), dynamite organizational habits and fabulous self-direction.  Skillsets which would be really useful include things like Simply Accounting and/or Quickbooks experience, calendaring, invoicing, accounts payable/receivable experience, cash…

{ ... read more ... }

Your Value Proposition What sets you apart from your competition? We recently held an offsite retreat and one of the objectives was to try to better understand our “value proposition”.  By understanding our value proposition, we can refine our service delivery and personal accountabilities to make our organization more valuable to its customers. Michael Lanning,…

{ ... read more ... }

After spending a few years working in Human Resources, I’ve come to realize that the key to retaining staff members is fostering a positive work environment. A positive work environment, in turn, fosters a team who is comfortable with each other and understands one another enough to help work flow as seamlessly as possible. In…

{ ... read more ... }

I have worked two previous summer jobs at accounting firms in the past, but I have never had the pleasure of working through a tax season… until now. During February I’ve been working on preparing the T4’s  for Pinnacle’s corporate clients and it has made me realize something…the most work is gathering the information.  It…

{ ... read more ... }

Despite the way it looks outside right now, spring is on its way. Plans are afoot to begin another gardening season at the Downtown Art Farm, our outdoor art gallery and community garden in downtown Castlegar. We are excited to announce that we are now officially incorporated as a Non-Profit Society.   If you are…

{ ... read more ... }

City of Castlegar helping businesses succeed I read in the  Castlegar News  a Business Retention and Expansion Pilot Project has been proposed for Castlegar.  It sounds really cool, although I wasn’t entirely sure what such a program would be like.  I thought I’d investigate a little further, so searching the name, I came up with the…

{ ... read more ... }

We’re sitting in the airport waiting for our flight home after a week out of the office for leadership training.  Doug and I have been learning to work remotely over the last couple years.  It sounds great in theory, but I am recognizing and despairing how tied I am to my traditional tools and habits.…

{ ... read more ... }

The Pinnacle Team recently did a self-assessment to find out the strengths and weaknesses of our team dynamic.  The exercise was inspired by Patrick Lencioni’s book – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In his book, the author describes the five attributes that characterize a highly functioning team.  He also provides an assessment tool for…

{ ... read more ... }

Pinnacle Professional Accounting Corporation announces the succession of Brian Brown, CGA in Castlegar, BC upon Brown’s retirement. Pinnacle Professional Accounting Corporation would like to announce that they have agreed to succeed Brian Brown, CGA as he retires from his 32 year long service to the Castlegar area. Brian will continue to prepare personal income tax…

{ ... read more ... }