BDO hires new partner Kara Kempin, promotes 37 to partner

23 March 2023 2 min. read
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BDO Canada has hired Kara Kempin as a partner in its Edmonton office. The mid-market accounting and consulting firm also promoted 37 team members in its 2023 partner class.

Kempin rejoins BDO after spending the last year as chief financial officer of startup She previously spent over four years in BDO’s Edmonton office as a senior manager in assurance and accounting.

In her new role as partner, Kempin will continue to provide guidance in tax preparation, accounting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), tax accounting, and income tax.

BDO hires new partner Kara Kempin, promotes 37 to partner

Kempin has 20 years of experience in professional services with a focus on serving companies in real estate and construction. Prior to joining BDO, she was a senior manager at HGA Chartered Accountants and MowbreyGil LLP. Kempin began her career at Harris McConann LLP, where she was a staff accountant.

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alberta and is a chartered professional accountant.

“We are excited to have Kara join the team. Not only does she have comprehensive industry experience, but her commitment to going above and beyond to help clients will be an incredible asset,” said Matt Peron, business services & outsourcing Alberta office service line leader, BDO Canada.

The firm also welcomed 37 professionals to its partnership, effective January 1, 2023. The promotions were across all practice areas and service lines.

BDO’s new partners are:

Lisa Andrew
Jesus Ballesteros
Brandon Bignell
Lorenzo Bonanno
Tina Brennan
Sarah Chiasserini
Rob Clause
Adam Crowley
Paul Dostaler
Ryan Easter
Darryl Erdle
Richard Girouard
Tina Huang
Kevin Jay
Jackson Lai
Mark Lam
Kyle Lebel
Kevin Macnab
Carmen Macoretta
Christiane Maurice
Fraser McGlenen
Jesaiah Mills
Shilpa Mishra
Megan Mistry
Saba Naqvi
Peter Nguyen
Kate Sava
David Sharpe
Colin Sirr
Cristy Sun
Erin Tait
Kareen Tea
Paul Teitelman
Carlo Torelli
Chris Van Mesel
Hali Van Vliet
Kayan Yu