Edwin grew up in Vancouver, graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce and obtained his CA designation in 1985. Over the course of his career, Edwin worked three years with the Canada Revenue Agency, 13 years in various financial reporting and controllership roles, and has been in public accounting for 21 years working with mid-sized and national accounting firms. He has served a variety of clients, including major motion picture studios, real estate and construction companies, not-for-profit organizations and owner-managed businesses.
After spending seven years as a principal with a mid-sized national firm in their private company assurance group, Edwin returned to Smythe in September 2016 to provide accounting, assurance and taxation services to owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Outside of work, Edwin has served on the board and finance committees of several not-for-profit organizations, worked as a volunteer CFL statistician and is currently serving on a committee for the CPA Institute of BC.
In his spare time, Edwin trains with various track and field clubs in long jump, triple jump and short sprint events, and has been to several provincial and national age group championships.