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Ryan Laidlaw

3611 – 13 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3R2
Phone: 403-999-3020
E-mail: rlaidlaw13@gmail.com



Objectives
To gain valuable work experience and training in the financial advisory or accounting discipline within a
strong group environment.
Education
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (4
th
Year)
Commerce GPA - (6.75/9)
Finance and Accounting GPA – (7.3/9)
Experience
International Executive Services – Tax Consultant (January – April 2014)
KPMG LLP (Calgary, Alberta) – 60-70 hours per week
 Acquired strong skill set in individual taxation for both Canada and the United States
 Developed a new mind set towards standards of high quality work
 Sacrifice of personal time for professional development

Project Management Services - Summer Student (May – August 2013)
Alberta Energy Regulator (Calgary, Alberta) – 40-45 hours per week
 Aided in the deployment of Windows 7 throughout the organization
 Provided assistance in developing financial reports and budgeting
 Developed strong record keeping, communication and Excel skills

Research Brokerage Assistant - Summer Student (May – August, 2012)
Acumen Capital Partners (Calgary, Alberta) – 40 hours per week
 Prepared full financial models for institutional investors within the firm
 Was responsible for a large amount of client correspondence through both phone and email
 Worked extensively with excel creating charts, filing documents, and completing tasks around the
office
 Strong team environment
Painter – Summer Student (May – August 2011)
Brocks Custom Painting (Calgary, Alberta) – 40-45 hours per week
 Prepared trim painting for houses with a high end paint company
 Learned how to pay close attention to small detail
 Grew personally in being able to deal with boring tasks day to day
 Resume: Ryan Laidlaw

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Skills
 Hold technological expertise with programs such as Microsoft Excel
 Educated in common accounting, taxation, marketing, and business practice
 Acquired strong leadership skills taking courses in High school along with taking part in a number of
team sports
Scholarships and Awards
University of Victoria (2011)
Victoria, British Columbia
 Recipient of Golden Key Honours Society offer
 Top 15th percentile for grades in my program
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (2010)
Calgary Alberta
 Received an overall average of above 80% in all high school courses to be eligible for award
 Achieved honour level grades all three years of high school
Volunteering
Calgary Stampede Volunteer – Downtown Attractions (2006 – Present)
Calgary, Alberta – 5 Hours per day during Stampede
 Member of the Downtown Attractions Committee
 Entertain families on throughout the ten days of Stampede and select events before in a mascot suit
Commerce Students Society Volunteer, (September 2012 – Present)
Victoria, British Columbia
 Participated in Movember, raising the second largest sum of donations in the program - $1050.00
 Aided in the Commerce Students Society Fashion Show, coordinating the male aspect of the show
Interests – Extra Curricular Activities
Exchange – Johannes Kepler University (September 2013 – December 2013)
Linz, Austria
 Learned valuable skills in cross-cultural sensitivity
 Gained connections and access to networks throughout most of Europe
High School Football – Western Redmen (September 2007 – November 2009)
 Won the City Championship in my Senior year (2009)
 Was trusted to play a number of different positions, able to adapt well to change

Midget Lacrosse – Sabrecats (April 2008 – June 2010)
 Was named team captain and assistant captain a number of times throughout the season
 Won MVP for our team during the Spirit of the Sticks tournament


References Available Upon Request