Gunsolley Kohlsmith Corporation is a firm of locally-based Chartered Professional Accountants.
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 went on to spend 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 Corporation. 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 children, Anna tries to maintain a balance between their busy activities, work as well as keeping fit and staying active and healthy. 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 Charlie-Ann, their six kids 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 Corporation 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 Corporation.
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.
Randy Elfstrom, AAT
Randy was born and raised in Williams Lake BC. After graduating from high school, he went to work in a local CA firm where his father was a partner. Randy spent 17 years working in the firm and while there he earned an Associate Accounting Technologist diploma from the Certified Management Accountants of BC. This diploma is now recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC. In 2004, Randy relocated to Kamloops and joined a predecessor firm of Gunsolley Kohlsmith Corporation.
In over 30 years working in CA/CPA firms, Randy has worked with individuals and small to medium sized corporate clients in a variety of industries. Randy strives to work closely with all clients to make their bookkeeping, accounting, tax preparation, and compliance as useful, understandable, simple and stress free as possible.
Randy has two grown sons and enjoys spending time with family. In his free time Randy enjoys sports, fitness and martial arts.
How Can We Help You?
As a firm of locally-focused Chartered Professional Accountants, Gunsolley Kohlsmith Corporation 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!