Meet the Team

We are a growing team of professionals exclusively
committed to solving tax well.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Estate Planning
  • International Tax Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Tax Planning
  • Tax Dispute Resolution

B. David NielsenCPA, CA
Senior Tax Manager Moodys Private Client Accounting

In 1776, Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations articulated four canons of taxation: Equity, Certainty, Convenience and Economy. Simple, plain and intelligible… we move further and further from this classic ideal.

For David, there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to tax consultation. Each client has a unique taxation situation that requires careful navigation of rules and regulations, with the ultimate goal of minimizing tax, ensuring compliance and managing tax audit risks. David brings an extensive background of serving privately held businesses, multi-national corporations and their shareholders, where he assisted in all aspects of tax planning and compliance. David also has a notable history in public practice with audit and taxation. He has served diverse private companies in the energy, manufacturing and processing, real estate and retail industries. When he’s not solving complex tax issues, David can be found in the company of good food, good friends and close family.

Qualifications
  • CPA & CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants (New Brunswick and Alberta), 1986
  • BA, University of New Brunswick, 1979
Publications
  • Offshore Oil & Gas Interests: A Perspective on Exploration & Development of Offshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Resources in Eastern Canada – Canadian Petroleum Tax Journal, 2000 Michael R Smith, CA and B. David Nielsen CA
  • Financing Alternatives, 1999 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference. Ron Hymers, B. David Nielsen and Gregory J. Smith
  • Review of Tax Issues Related to Non-Conventional Production – Canadian Petroleum Tax Journal 1998. B. David Nielsen
  • Resource Allowance – The New Certainty? - Canadian Petroleum Tax Journal 1997. B. David Nielsen CA and Nelson M. Whitmore CA