Our History

 

The name Flagship was chosen and adopted by Crystal Livingstone in 1999. The reason she picked the name comes from the infamous Flagship picture, drawn by Crystal’s grandfather in 1910, which hangs in the entrance way of the Flagship Accounting office.

A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, reflecting the custom of its commander, characteristically a flag officer, flying a distinguishing flag. Used more loosely, it is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels, typically the first, largest, fastest, most heavily armed, or best known.

Crystal’s grandfather, born in 1901, was an accountant who worked out of a bank as a young man. Her mother chose the same profession as well, and often encouraged Crystal to participate in the work she did in remote areas of Northern BC.

In September 1999, Crystal established Flagship Management Resources as a management resource and training firm for non profit organizations and First Nations bands. It slowly evolved and gravitated more towards accounting as Flagship started taking a few bookkeeping clients here and there. In 2005, Crystal took over full ownership of Flagship and bought out her partners. She left public practice in 2010 and created her own firm which she renamed Flagship Accounting & Management Resources.

Flagship Accounting currently employs 8 full time staff with a broad range of experience and knowledge. The Flagship office has been rapidly expanding to meet the needs of the growing clientele.


 

Our Partners

 

Crystal Livingstone, Partner

As President of Flagship Accounting & Management Services I play a key role in ensuring client satisfaction and company growth. I started working in this industry in 1991. For the next 19 years I worked in a small practice where our primary focus was on small business accounting, non-profits organizations and first nations auditing. In 2010 I opened the next phase of my life by branching out alone and Flagship Accounting was born.

I have been fortunate to have found the career that fills me with satisfaction every day. The unique combination of my experience has allowed me to create a company that draws people in from every walk of life. Most importantly, I enjoy the teaching component of working with the students who work for me. I have a passion to teach and to help in this business thereby utilizing my accounting expertise and teaching abilities.

We are not just a company that crunches numbers, we build relationships between staff and clients. The clients that are members of Flagship will tell you that the relationship they have with us is truly unique. We have created a work environment that is custom made for our staff, such as flexibility to accommodate their different lifestyles. This provides our students to attend classes and our parents to attend awards ceremonies and sports days.

Outside of Flagship, I spend time with my two wonderful daughters as well as enjoying the company of my mini farm of animals. I also volunteer a lot of time to a variety of local charity organizations. I love to read, do puzzles, and play cards, board games and video games, in my spare time of course.

Contact Crystal - crystal@flagshippg.ca

 

Nica Johnson, Partner

Flagship has always been my home away from home! I first became a part of the Flagship Team In 2010. I have known Crystal for many years prior to my joining her amazing team. I was here when we just consisted of a handful of employees and clients. I have tested the world of industry accounting but was looking for more than just coming to work everyday.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the benefits of growing this business with Crystal over the years in and out of the office. Crystal has helped to guide and mentor me through the years and now we are about to take part in the next steps of growing this well built business.

In October of 2018 I have made the big leap and have become a partner in Flagship Accounting, and can’t wait for the amazing things that we are about to embark on in this new venture!

Outside of work I enjoy my time with my husband Anthony of 10 years and our 3 amazing, growing children - Aria, Mason & Mava. We love to go camping and exploring what the world has to offer.

Contact Nica - nica@flagshippg.ca


Our Team

 
 
 

Want to know more?

VIEW OUR TEAM’S BIOGRAPHIES TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND TO GET IN TOUCH.

 

 
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IS THIS YOU?

We are always on the lookout for new team members.

If you are looking for a company where you are more than just an employee, consider joining the Flagship Accounting family.

 

Email your resume to admin@flagshippg.ca