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People and culture are what define us — it’s #theDJBdifference. DJB is leading the way for accounting firms with progressive, people-first policies, and innovative programs to attract and retain amazing talent.

We believe that with a great workplace culture, people feel empowered and inspired. At DJB, we aim to provide a workplace that’s comfortable & enjoyable, where your colleagues listen, having fun is second nature, and everyone supports each other and grows together. Part of what makes our Firm a great place to work is having a diverse and inclusive work environment, along with many other initiatives and practices you can learn more about below.

DJB operates under the belief that we are big enough to know and small enough to care. This part of our culture is evident in every office, client meeting, and colleague interaction.

DJB has been recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for four years (2020, 2022 – 2024) and has also been named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers three years in a row (2022 – 2024).

Below are some great reasons to be part of our DJB Community:

1. Find Balance

At DJB, our expansive flex time and flexible work policies make balancing personal lives and work more than possible. Our flexible policies give our employees control over how they spend their time and accommodate for plenty of freedom. These programs, applicable to staff of all levels, include:

  • Paid Time Off – competitive vacation entitlements, sick days, bereavement leaves, and more.
  • Flex Hours Policy – extra hours earned can be used as additional paid time off.
  • Summer Hours – enjoy a two-and-a-half-day weekend every weekend in July and August.
  • Flexible Holiday Hours and Closures – take off the holidays that matter to you.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements, and more!

We are a family-friendly workplace, offering great benefits including Maternity & Parental Leave Top-up. We also offer flexible hours and work arrangements to suit your family’s needs. DJB is accommodating of altered work hours, split workdays, and reduced hours where needed.

2. Competitive Compensation & Benefits

At DJB, we recognize the need to remain competitive with the market when it comes to total compensation. This is why we do an annual review of our compensation packages to ensure our salary ranges for each role remain relevant and desired by our workforce. We host salary and bonus discussions with our employees annually to ensure authentic communication and transparency, and to gather feedback.

Our health and dental benefits are reviewed annually and consist of no premiums, and our Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) provides employees and their families with confidential short-term support for issues relating to wellness, health, and general life.

DJB has implemented our own unique programs to engage and reward employees for being the integral part of our business, including employee and client referral bonuses, discounts at corporate retailers, and perks through being an RSM Canada Alliance Member.

3. Fully Supported Learning

DJB understands the importance of learning and development across all types of professions. As a member of the RSM Canada Alliance, we have access to several training programs ranging from accounting to all other functional areas within an organization. We also provide Firm-wide professional development created by our team and corporate partners throughout the year and have access to special opportunities for staff requiring CPD credits to uphold their designations. Our Director of Learning & Development addresses the learning needs of our staff and aids in the growth of our knowledge and skills.

In addition to supporting our staff, we aim to support future professionals, focusing on providing carefully curated resources to new students to ensure they have all the tools they require to succeed. Over the years, many of our co-op students have transferred to full-time staff, to management, and eventually to become Partners at our Firm. For those working towards a professional designation, DJB provides financial support for students, including paid study and exam leaves and study program coverage.

4. A Formal Coaching Program

Every DJB employee and student is paired with a coach upon joining the Firm. The coach’s role is to support employee growth and development at all stages of their career path. DJB’s coaches are trained in-house on a collaborative, non-directive, tailored approach to the relationship.

Coaches support employees by helping map out and set objectives to achieve their career goals. This is supported by a fully developed career path program, which maps short-term and long-term benchmarks and provides targeted training to support skills development at key times in an employee’s career. The DJB career path maps the route an employee takes from an entry-level position through successive roles to arrive at their ultimate desired position.

5. Culture, Culture, Culture

Fostering a fun environment can make the workday so much more rewarding! We encourage camaraderie amongst colleagues by creating spaces that can accommodate social interaction and programming. DJB hosts many social events throughout the year including end-of-tax season celebrations, summer BBQs and picnics, our annual holiday party, and several other fun celebratory events.

It doesn’t stop there! Here are some more reasons we love our DJB Culture:

  • DJB’s Wellness Team, focuses on all facets of employee wellness, providing staff with ways to relax, be active, socialize, manage stress, and more!
  • Dress for Your Day Policy, because jeans shouldn’t be reserved for just Fridays.
  • DJB Merch, giving you the ability to show support for our Firm and celebrate our workplace.
  • Convenient office locations, with all our offices located just outside their city’s downtown core, and many local businesses as neighbours.
  • Community Commitment, supporting community and philanthropic initiatives that are close-to-heart for our employees. Check out our community page to learn more.
  • Employee Referral Program, rewarding you for helping us shape our culture and adding talent to our culture and team.
  • Recognition, believing that each employee makes a difference and deserves to be recognized. We recognize new team members, and celebrate promotions, life events, birthdays, and service awards in our staff Newsletter, “Care to Know”.
  • Get Caught Program, rewarding staff who exhibit our Firm values through peer-to-peer recognition.
  • Discounted tickets to local social events and activities through our partnerships.
  • Free food always coming through our doors.
  • And so many other great reasons!