Jeremy Bordeleau

Staff Accountant

My nameMy name is Jeremy Bordeleau and I am a staff accountant at PwC. I have many interests and skills that you can learn about below. Please visit my social media pages. The links are to the right.

Personal & Professional Profile

While accounting has the stereotypical stigmaof being a boring career, I have enjoyed practicing and learning accounting ever since my first class in University. I was so eager to get involved in the accounting world that I joined the co-operative education program in University and worked two terms with two separate accounting firms. Each experience only made me more excited to finish my degree and become an accountant on a more permanent basis. My main goal is to obtain my CA from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountancy (CICA).

For three years, I was a kayaker for the Canadian Canoe/Kayak team. I represented Canada at numerous world cup events throughout those years. In 2007, myself and three of my teammates won a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

In 2008, I retired from the sport I spent most of my life doing to complete my undergraduate degree in accounting. I have just completed the undergraduate program at Saint Mary's University and I am in the middle of obtaining membership into the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountancy with PwC.

Technical Skills

All my life I have loved to work with computers. I am very proficient with many different types of software, both specialized in the accounting profession and not.

I have spent two tax seasons working with CCH's TaxPrep suite of tax preparation software. Additionaly, I am very skilled with Microsoft Excel, this includes using visual basic to create complex macros for advanced functionality.

Since web design is a hobby of mine, I have developed knowledge of many programming languages that pertain to web development. These languages include: HTML, CSS, PHP & MySQL, and Javascript. I have developed and maintained my own blog to facilitate the sharing of my life with friends and family. I have also freelanced my web design talents in the past. However, my career as an accountant has always been the most important aspect of my life.

CCH TaxPrep Software

Excellent

Microsoft Excel

Excellent

Computer Skills

Excellent

Work Experience

Staff Accountant

PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Period: January 2011 - April 2011
  • Job type: Co-operative Student
  • References: Lauren Keating

I started at PwC as a co-op student in 2011 for their private client services division.

  • Preparation of T1s, T2s, T3s, T4s, and T5s;
  • Preparation of compilations for private clients;
  • Management of the T3 preparations;
  • Supplying training to new tax preparers.

Retail Sales Analyst

Pepsico Beverages Company

  • Period: May 2010 - August 2010
  • Job type: Co-operative Student
  • References: N/A

At PBC, I developed Excel files that used company databases to help predict future sales of PBC products and sent them to district managers in the Atlantic region.

  • Analysed sales history in Atlantic region;
  • Provided district managers with accurate sales projections;
  • Managed a Microsoft SharePoint site for the Halifax district.

Staff Accountant

Collins Barrow Nova Scotia

  • Period: January 2010 - April 2010
  • Job type: Co-operative Student
  • References: Diana Walsh

At Collins Barrow Nova Scotia, I prepared personal tax returns for clients during the busy tax season.

  • Provided payroll tax services for personal clients;
  • Prepared numerous personal tax returns for clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.

Education

Saint Mary's University

Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting

During my time as a university student, I travelled the world representing Canada on the CanoeKayak national team. [See Below]

When I was not paddling, I earned Dean's List achievement awards two years in a row for excellent grades in my accounting courses.

Halifax Grammar Scool

Class of 2005

Athletic Career

CanoeKayak Canadian National Team Member

I was a member of the Canadian National Team for CanoeKayak from 2005 to 2008. In that time, I traveled to Brazil, Florida, and to many countries across Europe. I have earned medals nationally and internationally.

Selected Highlights

  • 2007 - Silver Medal - K4 1000m - 2007 Pan American Games - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
  • 2006 - Canadian Champion - K1 500m - 2006 Canadian National Championships - Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 2005 - 7th Place - K1 500m - 2005 World Junior Championships - Szeged, Hungary;