Dave Walsh

Partner, Tax - National Development Leader, Private Enterprise

KPMG in Canada

Dave Walsh is a Partner at KPMG in Canada’s Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Tax practice focused on the Private Enterprise group. Dave has over 29 years of experience, including extensive experience in public practice advising clients across a diverse range of industries. He has lived and worked in numerous cities including Ottawa, Toronto, and New York, and has advised clients around the world including Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Dave is accountable for helping to drive market share through inorganic growth and identifying new opportunities and building and nurturing strategic joint ventures. Dave is also a member of the Growth Committee as part of the Tax leadership team.

Dave has worked with multi-national public corporations and large enterprises, mid-market enterprises (MMEs), and small-medium businesses (SMBs) with all matters of advisory taxation including mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, initial public offerings (IPO), equity, and debt financing transactions. He has a deep understanding of the Technology sector, serving many companies in the field of software, telecommunications, clean tech, life sciences, media, and defense. Dave also has advised many clients in numerous other industries including real estate, construction, financial markets, legal firms, airlines, and medical and dental professionals.

Dave was a member of the Executive Leadership Team of another global professional services firm and was the Managing Partner of the national Tax practice for 8 years. Prior to that, Dave had a 20-year career with another professional services firm.

Dave is a past winner of the Forty Under 40 Awards. He has been quoted regularly by numerous national media publications on all matters of taxation.

  • Debt management
  • Enterprise
  • Life Sciences
  • Media
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Queen’s University, Honours Bachelor of Commerce (1994)

  • CPA, CA, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

  • CPA, Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • In-Depth Tax Program - Levels I, II, III, International, Corporate Reorganizations, Taxation, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

  • Member, Tax Advisory Committee, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) (2016-2022)

  • Member, Board of Governors, Canadian Tax Foundation (2017-2020)

  • Parent Advisory Panel, St. Francis Xavier University (2020-2022)

  • Judge, Queen’s University Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) (2014-2022)

  • Board Member, CATAAlliance (2007-2020)