Andrew Smith CPA

Andrew’s our resident tax-guru . . . in fact he’s pretty much a tax and accounting freak . . . but despite that, he’s actually got a personality (accountant joke!) and he’s a lot of fun to have a beer (or several) with!

As you’re sure to discover . . . Andrew’s got a cheeky but dry sense of humour that comes to the fore on odd occasion or two! A lot of that cheekiness comes from truly having seen it all over 20 plus years of working in accounting and tax.

Andrew’s career began back with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in the 1980’s, after which he worked for several large & mid-tier firms through the 1990’s progressing through to Principal level. From early 2000 through to 2005 Andrew was a Principal in PKF’s (Perth) corporate tax division. A key part of that role was managing PKF’s Professional Practice Network (PPN) providing specialist tax advisory services to more than 150 accounting firms.

Andrew subsequently was Associate Director in Corporate & International Tax at BDO (Perth).

Andrew has extensive expertise in Australian & International taxation, and in a very broad range of advisory areas including high net worth individuals, self managed superannuation funds (SMSSFs) SME’s and Large Corporates.

Trainer to Other Firms

Andrew has been a regular presenter and tax trainer for a number of professional bodies including the ICAA, CPA Australia, Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA) and the National Institute of Accountants. Andrew was the cornerstone presenter for the TIA’s Tax-in-Brief series in 2006 and a foundation lecturer for the TIA’s Structured Education Program. Andrew is currently a Technical Tax Trainer to numerous professional services firms in WA.

And if that wasn’t enough . . .

Andrew has also served previously on the following CPA Australia national committees providing advice and assistance to the CPA National Board:

  • Board Public Practice Committee
  • Board Quality Review Committee
  • National Tax Committee