Mikaela Taylor

A&A, Firm Technical Leader


BDO Vancouver



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Executive Summary

Based out of BDO’s Vancouver office, Mikaela is an Accounting and Assurance Firm Technical Leader specializing in Public Companies. She is responsible for developing quality procedures and standards, ensuring firm-wide compliance, organizing training initiatives, assessing client requirements, monitoring performance, and assisting BDO teams globally. She has 20 years of audit experience in aerospace, biotech software, natural resources, real estate, life sciences, and technology sectors. 

Mikaela has strong analytical and investigative skills and is knowledgeable about publicly listed companies and U.S. GAAP accounting standards. She has also worked with both TSX listed entities and SEC registrants. 

Outside of her role as Partner, Mikaela has a long history of leadership roles and responsibilities, including Treasurer of the Aerospace Industry Association of B.C., Member of the Life Sciences B.C. Finance Committee, Member of the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada’s Pacific Committee, and Organizing Committee Member for the Aerospace Defence and Security Expo. 

Professional Affiliations

Member, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada 
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia 
Past Member, CPA Canada IFRS Discussion Group 
Vice-chair, CPABC Practice Review Committee 

Professional Designations & Education

Chartered Professional Accountant, British Columbia (1998) 
Bachelor of Commerce, International Business, McGill University (1993) 

Community Involvement

Past Member, Aerospace Industry Association of Canada, Pacific Committee (2014-2015) 
Past Organizing Committee Member, Aerospace Defence and Security Expo, Abbotsford (2014-2015) 
Past Treasurer, Aerospace Industry Association of BC (2010-2015) 
Treasurer, Westcoast Family Resources Society (since 2005) 
Past Member, Life Sciences BC Finance Committee  
Past Board Member, Student Biotechnology Network  

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