Dean Elliott

Managing Partner


BDO Kitchener-Waterloo



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Executive Summary

Dean is Managing Partner for the firm’s Central Group, the Markets Strategic Lead, and a member of the Executive Leadership Team which oversees the strategic plan development and overall management of the firm. He has over 30 years of experience providing assurance and accounting services to a wide variety of clients and organizations in the Waterloo region and throughout Canada. 

In 2010, Dean was a recipient of the C.F Fleming Young Leader Award, which is presented annually to a Partner who has made remarkable contributions to the firm, the accounting profession and the community. In 2016 he received the Dean’s Award for Community Service from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. 

Outside of the office, Dean is an active member of the community. He currently sits on the CPA/Laurier Centre Advisory Board and works closely with Wilfrid Laurier University on the BDO Cup competition for first-year business students.  He has also served as treasurer and member of the board for the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Conestoga and as a board member for the Elmira Golf Club. Dean was also a rep level coach for Waterloo Minor Hockey for many years. 

Professional Designations & Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1987
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Ontario