David Spicer

Partner, SR&ED and Government Incentives


BDO Vancouver


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Executive Summary

David has assisted a wide variety of companies with the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for over 20 years. He is familiar with all aspects of the SR&ED filing requirements including technical submission, tax forms, and the aggregation of related costs. He assists clients with the CRA review process and can help to identify or strengthen SR&ED claim preparation processes and tools. He strives to have a strong working relationship with the SR&ED team at CRA.

He also works with clients to review business needs and collaboratively develop plans for various government funding opportunities. David provides his clients with informed and relevant business insights because of his industry experience and technical knowledge.

David has assisted numerous manufacturing companies which include pulp and paper and wood products manufacturers, building material and plastics companies, food and beverage producers, automotive companies, machine shops and other manufacturers of consumer and industrial goods. He has provided SR&ED services to technology companies like hardware and software developers, as well as entities in the biosciences industry. He has also assisted entities in the agriculture, oil and gas, and mining sectors with SR&ED claims.

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC)

Professional Designations & Education

CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (1996)
Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia (1993)
Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction), University of Calgary (1990)

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