Kelly Johnstone


CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

BDO Halifax – Dartmouth



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Executive Summary

Kelly is a Partner in BDO’s Bedford office, with over 20 years of professional experience providing accounting and business advisory services. Since 2012, she has focused her practice on delivering Outsourcing, Financial Advisory and Recruiting Services to small and medium-sized organizations.

Prior to this, Kelly spent eight years working for both small and large publicly traded companies in a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, manufacturing, software and technology. Her various roles included Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and General Manager for a Business Unit with over 250 employees responsible for sales, business development, back office, manufacturing, and research and development.  

Kelly is involved in the community as a Board member and Treasurer for Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia and Board member and Chair of the Audit committee for the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network.

Professional Affiliations

Member, CPA Canada
Member, CPA Nova Scotia

Professional Designations & Education

Financing the Entrepreneurial Business, London Business School (2016)
Leading Professional Services Firms, Executive Education, Harvard Business School (2013)
Strategic Marketing Management, Harvard School of Business (2010)
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois (2004)
Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant (2000)
Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, Saint Mary's University (1997)

Community Involvement

Member and Treasurer, Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia
Member and Chair of the Audit Committee, Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network

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