Smythe Welcomes Two New Partners

Vancouver, BC – January 3, 2023 – Smythe LLP is pleased to announce that Aliya Goldan and Karen Cheng will be joining the firm’s partnership, effective January 2, 2024.

“I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our newest partners, Aliya and Karen”, said Managing Partner, Bob Sanghera. “Their depth of skills, dedication, and wealth of experience have already proven instrumental in our firm’s success over the years. We are confident that their leadership and expertise will continue to be driving forces behind our growth and evolution.”

Aliya graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance, and obtained her CPA, CA designation in 2011. She first joined Smythe in 2013 as Manager – Canadian Tax and rejoined in 2016 after spending two years in the tax group of a mid-sized national firm. Aliya focuses on personal and corporate tax planning for owner-managed businesses across various industries. Her areas of expertise include estate planning and corporate reorganizations. As a subject matter expert in Canadian tax, Aliya shares her knowledge with various associations including the Canadian Tax Foundation—where she presented at last year’s BC Tax Conference on recent decisions that affect owner-managed businesses and private companies.

Karen graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in accounting. Originally from Vancouver, Karen joined Smythe in 2013 and obtained her CPA designation in 2016. Karen provides accounting, assurance and business advisory services to public and private companies. She works closely with clients in the mining and exploration, technology, and pension and benefit plans industries. She is currently an active member of the Firm’s Standards Group, training committee, and Pension and Benefits Plans industry group.

About Smythe

Smythe LLP is a leading professional services firm with offices in Vancouver, Langley and Nanaimo. Since 1980, Smythe has assisted clients in BC, Canada and across the border with their accounting, assurance, taxation, insolvency and advisory needs. Smythe’s clients include private, public, family-owned and non-profit organizations across a wide range of industries. Smythe is also a member of Allinial Global, one of the largest international accounting networks.

Smythe’s diverse team comprises individuals in both professional and support roles, all of whom work together to achieve our mission of building meaningful connections, providing expertise and delivering enduring value to our clients.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Wasiuta 
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager