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Jane Adams

Director, Tax Services

KPMG in The Bahamas

Jane has more than 39 years of tax experience serving clients in Canada and The Bahamas.

Background & Experience

Jane joined KPMG's Nassau office in October 2014 to assist both local and international businesses and organizations with preparing for and implementing systems to be ready for the country’s new VAT which became effective in The Bahamas on January 1, 2015.  Since her arrival, Jane has been a key-note speaker at various VAT seminars in both Nassau and Freeport including co-presenting with the Financial Secretary at the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants educational seminars and with the VAT Private Sector Educational Task Force.

Prior to joining the Nassau office, Jane was an Associate Partner with the Indirect Tax practice in KPMG Canada (Waterloo).She was an integral member of the KPMG commodity tax group in Canada when GST was first introduced and assisted many businesses and organizations in preparing and implementing systems to be ready for the Ontario HST including manufacturers, utilities, hospitals, school boards, universities, municipal entities and not for profit organizations.

Jane Adams

Education and qualifications

  • University of Regina – Business Administration

  • Western University – Business Acumen Program

  • Wilfrid Laurier University – Certificate, Tools for Dynamic Change

  • Wilfrid Laurier University – Certificate, Master Manager


  • Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada

  • Fellow, The Society of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Canada

Publications and instruction

  • Co-author of Carswell’s GST Guide for Business

  • Tutorial leader for the CPA Canada In-Depth HST/GST Course for three years

  • Developed and delivered the HST training sessions for CMA Ontario and the Ontario Certified Management Consultants

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