Work/Life Balance

At McCay Duff LLP, we are all about work/life balance. We help you achieve this through perks like Friday office closures in July and August, office closures from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, and flexible work hours.

“We really value our personal time, just as much as our exciting and challenging work. We work hard, and play hard too. That’s balance to us.”

Values and Culture

Strong collaboration

We are committed to your professional development …

The culture at McCay Duff LLP is one of strong collaboration. Our teamwork vibe is experienced by all levels through our open door policy—you can stop by a Partner or Senior Manager office anytime to ask questions, gain from their expertise and experience, and receive feedback. They are always accessible and committed to your professional development. You can (and should!) also connect with your peers alongside you. From potluck lunches to technical questions, we are here with you—every step of the way.


Equal Opportunity

We value your differences …

Our McCay Duff LLP team has many different members, and we value their differences. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, or disability. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and McCay Duff’s Policies on Accommodation, McCay Duff LLP provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process.

Social Events

We like to get together!

Crazy hat day, anyone?

We offer a number of social activities during the year. From some silly short activities during tax season (Crazy Hat Day, anyone?) to a longer staff fun day in the fall (axe throwing in 2019!), we like to get together. Food tends to get factored into many of our social activities, which is evidenced in our famous potluck lunches. No one leaves one of these hungry!

Compensation and Benefits

You Matter to Us

We offer a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, paid overtime, and provide annual merit-based increases that reflect your value and contribution to our Firm.

“You matter to us. So does your compensation.”

Challenging and Rewarding Work!

New clients bring variety!

A typical day could involve a number of challenging …

Engagements, such as audits, personal tax returns, notice to reader engagements, and even Firm organized social activities. But don’t take our word for it — check out this snapshot of a day-in-the-life of one of our Senior Staff Accountants:

  • On this day, I arrived at work at 8:30 a.m.. However, if you are an early bird, you have the option of coming to work at 7 a.m. or even as late as 9:30 a.m. given that McCay Duff LLP allows for flexible work hours.
  • I head to my desk to wrap up the audit I was working on the day before. I enjoy the mix of working in and out of the office as this provides excellent variation in the day-to-day work life. As 11 a.m. approaches, I have largely finished wrapping up my audit but I have a few questions left in order to be able to finalize the engagement. The only person who can answer these questions though, is the Engagement Partner. I proceed to schedule a meeting with him before lunch hour and through this face-to-face interaction, we are able to complete the engagement.
  • A group of the younger staff have decided to head out to lunch together on Elgin Street this time, despite there being a ton of options surrounding the office given our location downtown at Elgin and Laurier.
  • When we get back to the office, I take a tax return off the personal tax shelf which is utilized in March and April. This is my 32nd return this year. I know this due to tracking how many returns I complete so that I can hopefully win the Golden Calculator. The Golden Calculator is given out every year to the individual who prepares the most AND highest quality tax returns during tax season.
  • 3 p.m. rolls around and an announcement is made throughout the office. It is the day of the month where we are celebrating birthdays!
  • In the last hour of my day, I get assigned a notice to reader engagement which will likely take me a day to complete. I plan on knocking this off tomorrow before the Pub and Pool night at MacLaren’s hosted by the McCay Duff LLP Social Committee.
  • It’s time to head home on the bus…God I can’t wait for LRT!

– Curtis Milobar, Senior Staff Accountant

Upward Mobility

Promotions and growth

You can create your own career path …

We value promotion from within our McCay Duff LLP family, and those promotions are based on your performance. You move up based on your skills and expertise. You can create your own career path here—one that is tailored to you and your vision and personal work ethic.

Training and Development

Learning and Growing

At McCay Duff LLP we are constantly learning and growing, and that includes a commitment to training and development for our staff. We offer internal professional development courses throughout the year.

Professional Training

Customized to meet your needs.

When starting with us as an inexperienced hire …

We also offer a comprehensive five-day training week complete with mock files, to ensure you get a solid foundation upon which to grow with us.

Development and training include:

  • Annual audit
  • Accounting
  • Tax update
  • Condo file training
  • Supervisory training
  • CPA-provided sessions
  • Lunch-and-learn sessions

Community Involvement

Get Involved

It’s important to us to get involved in our community. Members of McCay Duff LLP donate their time to a variety of professional associations, not-for-profit, and charitable organizations.

Support Your Community

Work. Family. Community.

Our Firm’s philosophy and culture encourages …

A balance between work, family and community. Community involvement is a key component of a balanced lifestyle.

Ways we help the community includes:

  • Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • Patrick’s Home of Ottawa
  • Ottawa Hospital Foundation
  • OrKidstra
  • Canadian Condominium Institute- Ottawa Chapter
  • Bethel Care Centre
  • Barrhaven Public School
  • Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
  • Unity Non-Profit Housing Corporation Ottawa
  • Freedom Dog Rescue

Refer to our community involvement page for the full list.

McCay Duff LLP genuinely cares about your goals and success

Providing excellent opportunities and an incredible environment to grow professionally and personally.

Incredible workplace…

Many Firms claim to be like a “family” but ours really is. I can honestly say that the relationships I have built with many of the partners and management team add a value to my job that is immeasurable. The ability to speak to anyone through our open door policy makes McCay Duff LLP an incredible workplace to grow professionally and one that I am proud of to be a part.

April Wheeler
Senior Manager

Perfect place to grow…

As an employee of McCay Duff LLP, I have been given real responsibility and support from the start. It really is a perfect place to grow.

Davin Paulin