John Shamash, CPA, CA, CITP

John has been in public accounting since the late 1980’s and is a partner in the Entrepreneurial and Family Office Services division of the firm. Driven by his passion for clarifying business problems through informative presentation of data, John has been helping business owners make informed and supported business decisions.

John relies on his twenty-five years of experience as an accountant to help owner-managed businesses in the following areas:

  • Income tax planning and compliance
  • Estate and financial planning
  • Business cash-flow planning and predictive modeling
  • Banking relationship management
  • Advisory services including systems management, growth planning, and business value maximization

John’s experience in applying computer technology to provide solutions for owners operating and managing a business includes the following areas of expertise:

  • Identifying and documenting business needs with respect to the selection of an accounting information system
  • Selection, training and installation of popular accounting packages
  • Electronic data gathering and in-depth analysis
  • Systems integration and data conversion
  • Helping business owners determine what data, financial or non-financial, are relevant indicators of successful performance and developing systems to obtain and report on that data

Through extensive training and experience in technology based solutions, John has obtained the CA-IT (Chartered Accountant, Information Technology) designation in 2005 which was converted to CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional) in 2014.

John is a member of the following organizations:

  • Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA);
  • The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA);
  • CITP alliance;
  • Certified trainer with Emploi-Quebec;
  • Member of the board of trustees, executive and president of Eternal Gardens Memorial Park.