John R. Smith CA

John is a life long resident of Woodstock. In 1980, after returning to Woodstock from Vancouver BC he joined forces with Jim Symons and Arnold Wearn (1986) to form the present practice.  John works with a variety of small businesses including professionals, owner-managed businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. John has a strong interest in technology and adapting it to make the accounting process more efficient and productive. Recently, John coordinated the conversion of our office to a substantially paperless environment, greatly enhancing the office efficiency. John can be reached by email at


    • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountant 1976
    • Wilfrid Laurier University - various business courses prerequisite to C.A. designation, 1974 to 1976
    • McMaster University, B.Sc. in Physics, 1974

Professional Experience

    • 1980 to present - Partner, Symons, Wearn & Smith LLP, Woodstock
    • 1978 to 1979 - Senior tax accountant, KPMG, Vancouver B.C.
    • 1973 to 1978 - Student-in-accounts, G.H Ward & Partners, Woodstock

Community Involvement

    • Woodstock General Hospital Board of Trust, Treasurer, 1990-96
    • Oxford Golf & Country Club, Treasurer 1986-88
    • Woodstock YM-YWCA director 1985-87


    • Married to Orreen, son and daughter
    • Member, Oxford Golf & Country Club, Limited
    • MGA sportscar enthusiast