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Walter R. Pela 

Walter R. Pela
Partner-in-Charge, GVA Tax 


Location: Vancouver 
Service: Tax
Industry: Financial Services, Alternative Investments, Asset Management, Leasing and Finance, Trust Companies, Industrial Markets, Aerospace and Defence, Consumer Markets, Public Sector (PS), Not for Profit, Private Equity (PE), Pension Plans and Investment Boards, Building, Construction & Real Estate, Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Education & Qualifications:
  • University of British Columbia, Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree (Honours), 1993
  • Chartered Accountant Designation, 1996


  • Canadian Tax Compliance
  • Canadian Tax Consulting
  • International Corporate Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax
  • Private Company (KPMG Enterprise) Tax Services


Additional Experience:
  • Walter provides tax advice to a wide variety of valued clients, with a focus on public and private conglomerates as well as real estate owners and developers. Walter is also regularly called upon by clients and industry groups to speak and advise on tech


Community Involvement:
  • Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation (November 2009 to present)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (designated 1996)
  • Board of Directors, Audit & Finance Committee
  • UNICEF Canada (June 2009 to present)