An Experienced & Knowledgeable Ottawa Tax & Accounting Team
At Smith & West, we’ve assembled a team of professionals across a wide range of tax, financial and managerial disciplines. Our unwavering dedication to serve is matched only by our commitment to quality, integrity and attention to detail in each project for every client. No matter who you are or what your needs may be, from individuals filing taxes or planning estates to businesses in need of complex financial planning and advice, Smith & West is your go-to team in Ottawa.
Read on to discover more about the people who will be taking great care of your tax, financial or consulting needs here at Smith & West. Should you wish to know more about how we can help, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
With over 35 years in tax administration, Thomas West has acquired a vast knowledge in tax planning, tax litigation, estate planning, and overall compliance with the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act as well as various other government dealings. Thomas started the practice after a lengthy career with the Canada Revenue Agency, where he occupied several senior level positions at the Head Quarters level from 1981 to 2000. Thomas is a tax specialist who deals with litigation issues, tax planning, and audit assistance with clients who seek guidance when dealing with the CRA. He has obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant, and Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA) certifications.
Robert Smith joined the Firm as a partner in 2010. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA), and he has completed the CICA In-depth Tax Courses. Rob graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. He switched fields and joined a local Public Accounting firm, while completing his CGA program. Prior to joining the Firm, Robert was a manager in the tax department of one of the “big four” public accounting firms, where his experience ranged from dealing with various tax issues faced by owner-managers to international and expatriate tax. Robert specializes in compliance and tax planning. He is currently a member of the CPA Ontario Small Practices Advisory Committee.
An Ottawa native, Shane received his undergraduate degree from Carleton University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Statistics. Shane then completed the Professional Accounting Program at Algonquin College. He received his CPA designation in Fall 2019 and is a Tax Manager at Smith & West.
Marc graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2014, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specialization in Accounting. Marc received his CPA designation in the summer of 2021 and is a Partner specializing in corporate tax.
Eva graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Business in 2018 and has completed a Bachelors Degree in Commerce with a specialization in Accounting. She previously worked as a part of our in-house bookkeepers and is now working as a Junior Accountant. After her studies, she plans to obtain her CPA certification.
Jessica graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2013 obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce. She was accepted into the CPA program with advanced standing in 2016 and is currently in the process of completing her designation.
I graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2022, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting. I also hold a Business – Management and Entrepreneurship diploma from Algonquin College. I am planning to obtain my CPA designation in the near future.
Jhonel graduated from Algonquin College, obtaining an Ontario College Diploma in Business Accounting program. He worked as a work placement student at Smith & West and is now working as a Junior Accountant. Planning to obtain CPA designation in the future.
Abdillahi graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Business in 2022 and has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. He currently plans on obtaining his CPA designation.