The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month, we spotlight Jennifer Running, Senior Manager – Advisory Services, Tax at BDO Canada LLP. Learn more about BDO Canada in our member directory.
Name: Jennifer Running
Title: Senior Manager – Advisory Services, Tax
Company: BDO Canada LLP
BDO Canada has spent more than 90 years providing assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. At BDO, we aim to create a collaborative working environment that makes it possible for our professionals and clients to achieve their goals. We always begin at the local, individual level, delivering highly personalized guidance, industry-specific knowledge, and unparalleled service to exceed the expectations of every client – public or private, big or small.
What is your role and what is your favorite part of your job?
As a Senior manager my role is to provide guidance and preparation services to corporations looking to obtain government tax credits and funding for R&D initiatives. The best part of my job is learning about varoius types of industries and businesses & successfully achieving funding needed by them to reach their goals.
If you could have coffee with any business leader or industry expert, who would you choose, and why?
Someone local, a successful business owner that built their business from scratch – whether it be an IT company or a farm – lots of life learnings & relatable lessons for any aspiring business person, I’m sure.
What is the #1 business book/blog/website you would recommend?
For women in business – Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg; always the standby “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and Steve Jobs biography (or any biography of a person you consider successful).
Looking at your company’s future, what are you most enthusiastic about?
BDO’s commitment to exceptional client service means we’re continually adding to our professional services to make us a one-stop shop for all your business needs while offering in depth industry knowledge.
What excites you most about the local tech community?
The vibrancy, creativity and ideas generated.
What causes or community activities is your company involved in?
I’m committed to Financial Literacy education for youths/young adults; BDO supports Operation Sharing and the Drive Away Hunger Campaign as well as contributing to many local charities and organizations.