CPA, CA, TEP – HRM
Ruth is a Director of Estate Planning with KPMG in Halifax. She attained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (cum laude) from Mount Allison University in 1983. Following graduation, she joined KPMG and attained her CA designation in 1985. Ruth joined the tax practice of the firm in 1986, and she completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course in 1988. Ruth is responsible for tax planning for a diverse clientele, with a particular understanding of the income tax issues relating to owner-managed businesses, estates and trusts.
During 2000-2001 Ruth worked with Maritime Life as an Estate and Tax Planning consultant, where she developed sales concepts, conducted educational seminars, published written materials and supported Maritime Life’s Marketing Consultants and independent distributors.
Ruth is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Halifax Estate Planning Council and the Atlantic Provinces Tax Seminar planning committee. Ruth has been a tutorial leader for CICA tax courses and a lecturer for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Tax Planning for the Owner Manager and Estate Planning Course. She has also presented at various Atlantic STEP seminars, a national STEP conference, and given speeches to business and community groups. Ruth is currently the chairman of the STEP Atlantic branch and is on the Finance Committee of Symphony Nova Scotia. Ruth has taken an active role in a number of community and cultural associations in Nova Scotia.