We are Chartered
with a Local Advantage.
Gunsolley Kohlsmith LLP is a firm of locally-based Chartered Professional Accountants with deep roots in the Peace River region. Our history and experience with this beautiful area means a deep understanding of the local economy, and local business’ needs and challenges within it.
Anna Gunsolley, B.Comm., CPA, CGA
Anna was born and raised on a small cattle farm outside of Dawson Creek. She moved to Victoria to go to college and spent 10 years there working in public practice. Once her first child was born, Anna decided to move back to Dawson Creek to settle down and raise her family.
Anna earned her CGA designation in 2010. In 2016, she joined with the Kohlsmith family in creating the partnership Gunsolley Kohlsmith LLP. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, it is Anna’s passion to help new companies grow to become successful in business. She prides herself in keeping our clients informed and out of trouble.
Anna is an active member in the Dawson Creek Rotary Club. With three young children, Anna tries to maintain a good balance between their busy activities, work as well as keeping fit and staying active. Anna’s goal in life is to raise happy, conscientious kids, have enough time to volunteer and do good in the community as well as ethically help as many clients succeed in business as possible.
Shaun G. Kohlsmith, CPA, CA
Shaun was born and raised in Grande Prairie, where he earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 2004. Shaun became a partner at Davis Kohlsmith & Kay in 2005 and after leaving partnership in Grande Prairie, Shaun was excited to join Anna in beautiful Dawson Creek.
While in University, Shaun worked in the oil and gas, forestry, and construction industries and has a good understanding of these industries. Shaun enjoys working one-on-one with clients and gaining an understanding of their unique businesses.
Shaun believes owner-operated businesses are the most valuable assets to our economy. He offers unique insight into the current and future of theses operations by helping clients to better understand the financial side of their businesses.
With over 15 years experience in public practice, Shaun has vast knowledge in tax and financial planning, business consulting and accounting, as well as sales, mergers and acquisitions.
Outside work Shaun enjoys his time with his two children and parents. Family is very important to him and most of his time is spent with them.
Gary Kohlsmith, B.Comm., CPA, CA
Gary and his wife adopted Grande Prairie as their home in 1972. After finishing University, he articled in Grande Prairie achieving his CA in 1974. In 1975 Gary and a fellow CA started an accounting practice which grew and continued to operate with Gary as a partner until he left public practice in Grande Prairie a few years ago. Gary has remained active in his career working as Chief Financial Officer for a company operating in Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C. and more recently began working with Gunsolley Kohlsmith LLP Chartered Professional Accountants where his experience gained in succession planning, estate planning and related income tax matters is utilized in serving firm clients. His years of experience in business consulting, tax planning, accounting and financial planning also provide valuable assistance for Gunsolley Kohlsmith LLP.
Gary believes in community service and has been on many committees over the years including Grande Prairie Curling Club Executive, Grande Prairie United Way Executive, CA Club Executive and various committees at St. Paul’s United Church.
Gary also served 6 years on the CICA “Impact CA” committee, traveling to Ottawa several times in an effort to present CICA’s position on various issues affecting the profession to elected federal politicians and senior bureaucrats.
More recently, Gary is serving on a Credit Union Community Council meeting with Credit Union management to provide input and guidance on continuing to improve the service that the Credit Union provides its members.
How Can We Help You?
As a firm of locally-focused Chartered Professional Accountants, Gunsolley Kohlsmith LLP is proud to offer a diverse list of accounting and related services for our firms’ clients. For a detailed list of the services we can provide, check out the Services page. If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!