Bill Macaulay exemplifies passion for big and small clients at Smythe. His practice consciously shifted towards owner-managed businesses after joining the Firm in 2005, but he still enjoys working with corporate clients of all sizes. Specializing in tax consulting since 1981, he has advised businesses involved in a wide variety of endeavours including the hotel industry and real estate development. Bill was one of the first tax consultants in Vancouver to work extensively with high technology clients and gained extensive experience in tax planning for the sale of businesses. The biggest reward for Bill is guiding clients through challenging opportunities and transactions that result in a significant positive impact on their lifestyle and career satisfaction.
Bill led our Technology Industry Group until 2015 and continues to be active in the industry. Bill also leads our initiatives in cross-border tax planning and compliance. Over recent years, Bill has been invited to speak at PKF conferences in Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Madrid and Minnesota on tax planning for business expansion into Canada. Bill enjoys building and shaping the team of young enthusiastic professionals that work with him in servicing our clients.
Outside Bill’s work, kayaking, fitness training and enjoying food and wine with family and friends are a few passions that keep his life in balance. What does he love about Smythe? An unstoppable cultural commitment to providing timely and personal service to clients. “Smythe – great size, great people, great attitude of management – if you build it, they will come.”