Grant J. McDonald | KPMG | CA

Grant J. McDonald

Office Managing Partner, Global Lead Partner, Government of Canada & Aerospace and Defence Industry, Sector Leader

KPMG in Canada

With over thirty years of experience, Grant McDonald is responsible for leading growth for KPMG throughout Regions East. As Regional Managing Partner, Grant provides leadership to (17) regional offices in eastern Canada. He has been Ottawa Office Managing Partner since 2011, prior to which he was the Business Unit Leader for Tax in Regions East. Grant is also leader of the Federal Government practice in Ottawa, as well as the national sector leader for KPMG’s Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Industry practice in Canada. Grant is responsible for staying informed of the current business issues facing aerospace and defence companies and for sharing his knowledge with our clients and KPMG team members across Canada. Grant received his CA designation in 1984. He worked with KPMG in the US in 1987-1988 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. Grant was a member of the firm’s Tax Leadership group from 2001 – 2011 and was the Tax Business Unit Leader, Regions East Tax Practice from 2009 to 2011 until becoming Ottawa’s managing partner.

Areas of expertise

Aerospace and Defense Corporate Tax Industrial Manufacturing Tax

Education and qualifications

  • B.Comm. (Hons), Queen's University


  • FCPA, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario, 2013

  • CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. 1984

Community Involvement

  • President, Canadian Club of Ottawa

  • Board Member, National Arts Centre Foundation & Chair of Finance Committee

  • Financial Committee Member, National Judicial Institute

  • Treasurer, Village of Rockcliffe Park Foundation

  • Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012

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