MNP named one of 50 Best Employers in Canada


Accounting and business advisory firm climbs up the ranks of coveted list

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 – Calgary, AB – For the second consecutive year, Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP) has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada – a ranking compiled by international human resources consultants Hewitt Associates and published in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. This national award, announced today, ranks Canadian organizations that have created an exemplary workplace environment and is the only study where employees determine the best places to work in Canada. This year, MNP moved up in the rankings from the 45th spot to the 43rd position.

“At MNP, we want our team members to succeed and are focused on creating an environment that allows for personal and professional success while upholding our firm’s culture and values,” said Bob Twerdun, Vice President of Human Capital at MNP. “One of the goals of our firm is to be an employer of choice. Receiving this honour is testimony that we are continuing to move in the right direction”.

The 50 Best Employers in Canada are determined by three separate surveys administered by Hewitt Associates, a leading global HR outsourcing and consulting firm. The results are determined primarily through employee survey responses. Another survey determines if the firm’s goals and fundamental values are aligned with opinions of our team members and a final survey assesses the human resources policies and practices.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada once again this year”, said Daryl Ritchie, MNP’s Chief Executive Officer. “MNP has experienced tremendous growth this past year. This award demonstrates that even as we continue to grow, we stay true to our culture and values and consistently finding new ways of engaging our more than 2,400 team members across Canada.”

Based on responses from more than 120,000 Canadian employees at nearly 100 companies with additional input from over 2,000 business leaders and human resources professionals, the survey found that the Best Employers have lower turnover, receive more applications and experience better business results.

About MNP
MNP is one of the largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms in Canada, providing client-focused assurance, taxation and business advice. MNP has proudly served mid-market public and private companies for more than 60 years. Through the development of strong partnerships, MNP provides organizations with customized strategies and a local perspective to help clients succeed. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:

Daryl L. Ritchie, FCA
Chief Executive Officer
Meyers Norris Penny LLP

Bob Twerdun, CA
Vice President, Human Capital
Meyers Norris Penny LLP