Abigail leads the tax function at Kanish & Partners LLP, and plays a major part in business advisory services. She has more than two decades of providing excellent Canadian and International tax advisory services, business advisory and wealth and estate planning services to her clients. Her satisfied clients are businesses and their owners, public entities in various sectors, as well as high net worth and cross border individuals.
Her extensive and diverse background in public practice, industry and CRA enables her to be an outstanding, full service tax advisor to the clients at Kanish & Partners, LLP. She has held positions as Senior Tax Manager at two of the “Big Four” public accounting firms, Principal of Taxation at a medium size firm acting as one of the firm’s primary contact for its international firm network, Head of tax groups at two of the largest financial institutions in the world, as well as auditor and appeals officer at CRA.
Abigail is a CPA, CMA, who has been a tutor of the CPA In-Depth Tax Course (formerly CICA In-Depth Tax Course), after completing all three levels of the course. Prior to that, Abigail obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree, specializing in accounting and Actuarial Science, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Toronto, St. George Campus.
For many years, Abigail has been part of the faculty of Federated Press, and a frequent speaker at tax conferences and international networks, speaking about Canadian tax for private enterprise, cross border individuals, foreign affiliates, consumer markets, financial services and mining industry tax. She is also an author and editor in various Canadian and cross border tax publications.
Outside work, Abigail enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering as a mentor at the University of Toronto Commerce program, serving as president of the MSS Alumnae Association in Ontario and chair of the Maryknoll Sisters fundraising dinner held at the Granite Club in Toronto, volunteering at fundraising events local churches, and speaking to various church groups on topics such as wealth and estate planning, and tax updates.
During her down time, she enjoys gathering with friends and family, as well as travelling.
An interesting fact about Abigail: other than skipping two grades at high school, she managed to complete two specialist undergraduate programs concurrently at the University of Toronto.