Harris is a tax partner (retired) who was a member of the KRP team for more than two decades. He headed a four-person tax department and provided a broad range of services to the firm’s entrepreneurial clients.
Over the course of a 30-year career as a full-time tax practitioner, Harris served everyone from sole practitioners to Canada’s largest accounting firm. The collaborative environment at KRP allowed Harris to devote his time and expertise to his many clients, while his diverse expertise allowed him to provide the right strategic advice to overcome even their toughest personal and professional financial challenges.
Harris is respected in tax circles for his deep technical knowledge. He has presented tax seminars to businesses, governments, and trade groups, and has served as group leader for an in-depth income tax training course at the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has also been quoted in the national media on a variety of topics. Harris spoke regularly at the Russell Bedford International Tax Conference, and was elected to the RBI Board of Directors—one of two representatives for North America—in 2010.
Hailing from a family of business owners, Harris has an intimate understanding of the entrepreneurial way of life. Growing up in Montreal, he learned the value of being hands on, technical and practical in business—as well as enjoying the finer things. A wine lover, Harris enjoys nothing more than developing a rapport with a client over a glass of fine pinot noir.
Harris is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Tax Foundation and a former member of the Finance Committee of the Markham Board of Trade. He engages actively in charitable work, and is currently treasurer of the Minstrel Foundation.