Noseworthy Chapman takes company culture beyond the office

Noseworthy Chapman takes company culture beyond the office

How do you create an award-winning work environment? Just ask Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants (NCCPAS). For the fourth consecutive year, they’re one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium employers (2019). They’re also one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers (2020).

Says Dorothy Keating, a partner in the firm, it’s simple: “Our people make all the difference. And we appreciate that by trying to create and maintain a positive environment both in and out of the office.”

Not surprisingly, perhaps, NCCPAS, together with its sister firm Janes Noseworthy, has grown from small beginnings in 1983 into the largest independent firms of Chartered Professional Accountants, Management Consultants and Trustees in Bankruptcy in Newfoundland and Labrador. With over 50 full-time employees, they provide assurance, accounting, taxation, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, and other advisory services to almost every industry and business sector in the province.

At NCCPAS, that involves creating a culture of integrity, teamwork, and respect. Through ongoing training for employees—combined with their broad experience, diverse professional backgrounds, and excellent understanding of ever-changing tax legislation—the firm works relentlessly to keep itself tuned to clients’ needs. It also offers staff frequent opportunities to build relationships with team leaders, clients and members of the community. Meanwhile, its social committee organizes events throughout the year. Says managing partner David Howe: “Our philosophy is to be there when clients need us. So, we’re there when employees need us.”

To this end, the firm provides a variety of specific workplace benefits: long-term savings matching RSPs; a 50-per-cent company-paid health plan; alternative work options, flexible work times, and reduced summer hours; three-week paid vacations for all employees after one year on the job; support for new moms, dads and adoptive parents with weekly maternity or parental leave top-up payments; employee charitable involvement; and in-house training.

Says Keating: “The bottom line is that we believe in workplace wellness. We want to make sure that we offer an environment in which employees can build both rewarding careers and healthy work-life balances. That’s just good for everyone’s business.” •

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