David B. Aldous
Growing up in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, David recalls the way his father, also an accounting professional, was able to forge strong bonds with the members of his community as a respected professional and trusted ally. He saw the rewards of doing a good job, helping neighbors, and creating a positive influence. Throughout his career and travels, David has carried these values.
David’s early accounting career brought him west, introducing him to Alberta’s largest cities. Through those years, David gained experience in a broad range of accounting services for a variety of industries. Although he enjoyed the eclectic opportunities inherent in the big city and credits these experiences as an essential part of his development, David was always drawn back to the smaller community and the simpler lifestyle. In 1996, David found that lifestyle in Red Deer.
A “simpler” lifestyle means different things to different people. On any given day, in addition to his responsibilities as principal of a busy accounting firm, David’s schedule may include participating in school functions and social events with his two daughters, lending a hand to his wife’s successful event planning business, volunteering for a local fundraiser, cooking a family dinner, or setting out on a travel adventure. He balances his desk job with a range of athletics including golfing and camping and, from October to May, he becomes a walking NHL encyclopedia.
David transitions easily from his professional responsibilities to the charm of rural life and the great outdoors. He counts his affiliation with the Red Deer 4H Horseman Club among his most enjoyable community interests. It is here that David finds the down-to-earth values he learned at an early age and still holds close: community spirit, responsibility, and positive leadership.
Through the years, David has provided complete and customized accounting and taxation services, from standard reporting and advisory services to complex planning and reporting engagements. David has now concentrated his practice on small to medium-sized owner-managed businesses, with an emphasis on agricultural, service, oilfield, retail, and construction industries. David’s service to the owner-managed business sector enables him to work closely with his clientele to make effective financial decisions and help them meet their business goals.
Strong client relationships and responsible, quality service have always been a priority for David. His positivity and “can-do” brand of energy help him balance his many responsibilities and provide experienced professional leadership for his clients. Add some invigorating country air, and an NHL game within reach on a mobile device, and David’s perfect day is complete.