Alex Goldsmith

Alex Goldsmith

Partner

KPMG in Canada

With over 15 years of experience, Alex is a Partner at KPMG in Canada’s GTA Tax Practice. Alex is known for his insights in comprehensive tax services to life and P&C insurers including due diligence, structure planning, compliance, provision, audit, and technical advice. Alex has experience in finance, audit, and operations positions both at KPMG and in industry.

Alex has presented complex tax technical topics to various insurance industry associations. He is a regular presenter at the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s Tax Directors conference and has acted as advisor to the Tax Panel of the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Alex has completed a secondment in KPMG’s National Tax group during which time he contributed to the writing of over 100 articles in KPMG’s internal and external newsletters covering a wide range of technical topics. 

Areas of expertise
Asset Management Corporate Tax Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions Pensions and Retirement Funds Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Tax Transformation Tax strategies
Education and qualifications
  • University of McGill (2000-2004) Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Strategy)

Accreditation
  • Wharton Executive Education (2017) KPMG’s Global Insurance Partner Academy

  • CPA Canada (2012-2014) In-Depth Tax I, II, and III courses

  • CPA Canada (2008-2009) Chartered Accountant accreditation

  • CFA Institute (2005-2007) Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum levels I & II

Community Involvement
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada – Member, Former Advisor to IFRS 17 Tax Panel

  • Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association – Member, Recurring Conference Speaker

  • CPA Canada – Member

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