Kari R. A. Speaker Smith



Years of Experience with our Firm: 23

Years as partner: 16



 Specializes in

  •   - Private Enterprise - small to medium sized business support
  •   - Long term financial and tax planning
  •   - Estate planning
  •   - Corporate business purchase and sale negotiation
  •   - Family and shareholder business mediation
  •   - Municipal and not-for-profit audit and accounting

Approach to Working with Clients

I focus on a hands-on, roll up your sleeves personal approach. I look forward to understanding your business and where you want to take it, so we can brainstorm options to facilitate how to get there in the future. I continue to educate myself in our current economy, upcoming tax planning options and look for a keep it simple strategy for you and your business endeavors.


Chartered Professional Accountant (2015)
Certified Financial Planner
Chartered Accountant (1993)
Bachelor of Management, University of Lethbridge
Ongoing professional development courses

Professional Membership

  •   - Entrepreneurial CAs of Edmonton
  •   - Financial Planners Standards Council
  •   - Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
  •   - CPAs of Grande Prairie

Community Involvement

  •   - Former Merit Review Committee - ICAA
  •   - Former Recognition Committee Member - ICAA
  •   - Ambassador and Past Treasurer - Community Foundation of Northwest Alberta
  •   - Past Chairman and Board member - Alexander Forbes Playground Society
  •   - Active coach and manager of several local youth sports programs


What I Enjoy Doing Outside of Work

I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling around the world with my husband and kids, experiencing new people, new communities, and new cultures with them. I have a passion for weight training in order to enjoy my adventures to the fullest.


Professional Experience

Fletcher Mudryk LLP
Davis Kohlsmith & Kay
Peat Marwick Thorne (K.P.M.G.)