Meet Dave Kastelic, Practice Leader, Edmonton

Dave Kastelic, CPA, CMA is a Practice Leader for Mercer Bradley in Edmonton. He started his career by gaining valuable leadership experience as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. An entrepreneur to the core, Dave took an executive role with a start-up oil and gas service company that was later acquired by a global leader. He helped the company expand to become the largest in its class in Canada. Because Dave also holds an ICD.D designation, he has substantially impacted public and private companies and nonprofit organizations by serving on their board of directors. In addition, since Dave spent the majority of his time building strong leadership teams during his executive career, he feels very passionate about recruiting and mentoring talent. He became a full-time recruiter with Mercer Bradley because his skills, experience, and passion for helping others made him a natural fit.

Dave’s Rewarding Work

Dave says the best part of recruiting for Mercer Bradley is the satisfaction he feels helping others. He states that providing career guidance to professionals is very gratifying. Dave is also passionate about helping top employers build their teams. He knows what a substantial impact a strong candidate can have in a key role. Some of Dave’s favorite clients include nonprofit organizations. He has helped recruit professional accountants for over 50 not-for-profit roles in Northern Alberta since 2008.

Why Dave Loves Mercer Bradley

Dave believes that Mercer Bradley’s philosophy is what makes them unique. The team works hard to do what is in the best interest for both the client organization and the candidate. Dave uses his previous business experience to connect permanent placements and temporary consulting accountants with client organizations. He works with clients to understand their special project needs, then identifies and matches a strong consulting accountant to complete the work. Mercer Bradley has a reputation for providing special resource accountants for projects such as ERP implementations, budgeting/forecasting modeling, interim controllers, CFOs, cash flow forecasting, year-end reporting and public company reporting. There have been times when the consulting accountant is a perfect fit for the client and their skills are needed on an ongoing basis, resulting in the candidate being offered a permanent role. Because Mercer Bradley focuses more on relationships than money, everyone wins.

How Can You Connect?

You can benefit from working with Mercer Bradley as well. We’re experts at connecting client organizations with highly qualified candidates. If you’re looking for a new accounting job in Western Canada, contact Mercer Bradley!

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