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.