Calgary Accounting Firm Bates Management Corporation specializes in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Marketing Solutions
Accounting and Marketing Firm Bates Management Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

About Bates Management Corporation,
Accounting and Marketing Firm

The company was founded in 1994 under the name of Bates Management Corporation, but the principle shareholder, Gordon J.C. Bates began with an unincorporated company in the mid seventies in the accounting field. Many years were spent, increasing the accounting business and developing accounting software that is now one of the major activities of the company. This software can be viewed at the JADE Software Systems Inc. website. Many businesses and accountants use the software because it is unique. Bookkeeping, capital assets, working papers and formal financial statements are all integrated into one system.

In January of 1999, Nicholas R.O. Bates joined the firm, providing professional computer services to the company. These services range from Web Site Design, Web Site Marketing and Corporate Branding. With his knowledge of today's sophisticated programs he will add greatly to the array of services we can provide our clients. In addition, Nicholas began his own company, Iconic Media, which is a division of Bates Management Corporation. The company will be able to assist clients with software installations and set-ups. To learn more about Iconic Media please click here.

We are always learning new concepts and continuing with up to date knowledge of all of our services that we provide.

Our Mission

To offer our clients:

  • professional financial advice year round;
  • bookkeeping and professional tax preparation at reasonable rates;
  • provide clients where possible with related services; and
  • provide professional services to help enhance your company profile.

Our Team

Gordon J. C. Bates
President / CEO / R.P.A.
In 1994, under the name of Bates Management Corporation, the principle shareholder, Gordon J.C. Bates, a Registered Public Accountant, moved his unincorporated business into the corporation. He began his business in the mid seventies in the accounting field after several years as an accountant in the banking business. The accounting courses taken at NAIT and during the years spent in the bank together with a number of years working experience with a CA in Edmonton peaked his interest in corporate accounting and tax return preparation. This has turned out to be his main focus all these years. In 1999, Gordon opened a division of the company dedicated to new media development titled Iconic Media. With numerous years of experience in business management, accounting and software development, his expertise is an invaluable asset to the company.

Brandie L. Bates
Assistant Accountant
Brandie joined the firm in August 2003. She adds a quiet part to the team as she manages the bookkeeping section. After a number of years experience working in different industries she decided to expand her knowledge of the accounting field and took a number of bookkeeping and accounting courses as well as a comprehensive income tax preparation course. During the past two years, her quality work with bookkeeping as well as personal tax returns has contributed greatly to professional work provided by the firm. She has made herself indispensable.

Nicholas R. O. Bates
Director of Operations for Iconic Media
Nicholas has been involved in the new media industry for over 9 years with a degree in Multimedia Design and Communication. With a great deal of experience in graphic design, web site design, web application development, web communication and interactive development, Nicholas utilizes these qualites to professionally push the company to new lengths. With an interest in education, Nicholas has also completed courses for Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and MySQL technologies to allow the company to continually grow. He also has an extensive background in the performing arts, particularly magic, which he utilitzes to bring the dynamic creativity and team based skills forth which are key in this industry.

"We are very happy with the professional web site you created for us. We would also like to thank you for setting us up with a good provider who can handle the demands of our business".
• JADE Software Systems Inc.

"Beautiful Blooms could not be more pleased with the results of our web site revamping. Working with Iconic media was so easy in spite of the distances between us, which we originally thought may pose a problem. Not only do we highly recommend Iconic Media, we're also looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Iconic Media".
- Beautiful Blooms


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