BDO Canada Appoints John Wonfor as Leader of National Tax Office

January 16, 2017

Toronto, Ontario – January 16, 2017 – BDO Canada LLP is proud to announce the recent appointment of John Wonfor as Leader of the National Tax Office.

In this role, John will be responsible for tax quality initiatives, including managing tax risk, tax policies, and training and development for the firm’s tax professionals. He will lead the national tax office resources and will have expanded accountabilities supporting the firm’s Tax Service Line to execute firm-wide tax strategies. John will also have a key role on the Tax Advisory Board, working closely with and supporting the Tax Service Line Leader, Dave Walsh.

John has been with BDO Canada for over 32 years and has been involved in all areas of client service. Prior to taking on this role, John was the Global Head of Tax for BDO International, where he was responsible for developing the tax service line in the BDO International network and ensuring high quality and consistent service across the globe.  He is a frequent speaker both at BDO events in Canada and internationally, as well as at continuing education events for tax professionals, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Tax Foundation and other associations.

John is a frequent guest expert for various Canadian and international media outlets, appearing on television news programs and in major newspaper and magazine articles to discuss relevant tax issues. He is the former Co-chair of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Toronto Centre Professional’s Advisory Committee, former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee.

“John’s vast expertise, global experience, and deep understanding of tax service trends, make him ideally suited for this leadership role and will serve our firm well as we develop our tax strategies,” said Dave Simkins, COO of BDO Canada.


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