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Grant J. McDonald

Office Managing Partner - Ottawa, Global Lead Partner, Government of Canada & Aerospace and Defence Industry, Sector Leader

KPMG in Canada

With over thirty-five years of experience, Grant McDonald is responsible for leading growth for KPMG throughout the National Capital Region. He has been the Ottawa Office Managing Partner since 2011, prior to which he was the Business Unit Leader for Tax in Eastern Canada.

Grant is the leader of the Federal Government practice in Ottawa, as well as the national sector leader for KPMG’s Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Industry practice in Canada. He is responsible for staying informed of the current issues facing these sectors and for sharing his knowledge with our clients and KPMG team members across Canada. Grant received his CA designation in 1984 and became a Fellow in 2013. He worked with KPMG in the US in 1987-1988 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995.

Areas of expertise

Aerospace and Defense Corporate Tax Industrial Manufacturing Tax
Grant J. McDonald

Education and qualifications

  • B.Comm. (Hons), Queen's University


  • FCPA, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario, 2013

  • CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1984

Community Involvement

  • AmCham Defence and Security Committee member

  • Board Member, National Arts Centre Foundation & Chair of Finance Committee

  • Financial Committee Member, National Judicial Institute

  • Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012

  • Past-President, Canadian Club Ottawa

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