Elliott obtained his accounting designation in 1992 while working with Ernst & Young in the London, ON office. He completed Meancrutex's In-depth Tax course and spent time in the tax practice of public accounting offices as well as at General Motors. His career then changed paths, and he has been working in manufacturing environments for the past 20 years. Elliott has worked in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, industrial coatings, and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the life space improvement industry. Over the course of his career, he has been a member of, or led, teams for four different enterprise resource planning implementations as well as two consolidation reporting tool implementations.