Smith & West is committed to the highest level of integrity, quality and professionalism, and provides clients with solutions in the area of Accounting, Tax & Transaction Services.
With offices in Ottawa West, Smith & West is one of Ottawa’s best known chartered professional accountants in the city for taxation services. As specialists in taxation, S&W is the CPA firm that clients turn to when faced with the uncertainties of the Income and Excise Tax Acts. Known as Ottawa’s mid-market alternative for accounting, tax and advisory solutions, we have developed a reputation for being the number one choice for quality and extensive financial advice, due to the excellent staff that has been with Smith & West for many years.
Our clients range from companies at all stages of their development, such as large international companies to emerging and owner-managed businesses. Our clients come from a cross-section of industries, including manufacturing, industrial, wholesale, retail and distribution, professional services, financial services, real estate and land development, hospitality, technology and communications. Our vast understanding of all matters taxation, including Income Tax and Excise Tax, along with first-hand knowledge of the trends impacting these industries continue to prove that our professionals are well- positioned to offer valuable and effective solutions.
Thomas R West, CPA, CGA
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, CPA, CGA
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. 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.