Photographic portrait of Darrell Bontes
Technology is disrupting tax functions. In order to be a strategic business partner and keep up with the digitization of tax globally, tax functions will need to rethink their tax operating model.

Darrell Bontes

EY Canada Partner, Tax

Focused on supporting companies execute on their growth agenda. Husband, and father to three children. Avid traveler and hockey fan.

Darrell is a partner in EY’s Global Compliance and Reporting practice and has over 20 years of experience working with senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, private equity investors, and senior tax professionals. As a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader for many Ottawa-based companies, Darrell leads client relationships and EY teams across all service lines to support companies with their growth agendas and priorities.

Darrell delivers high value professional services to growth oriented public and private companies across a number of industries. He advises companies on the tax-effective structuring and financing of acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, expansion in Canada and internationally, and tax reporting and compliance requirements.

Darrell is a Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and a Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.  Darrell holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Chartered Accountancy and a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.  

How Darrell is building a better working world

Darrell is passionate about helping the next generation of tax professionals reach their potential, and giving back to the community.  Darrell has led EY’s United Way initiatives in Ottawa for a number of years.  He leads EY Ripples Task Force in Ottawa, an EY corporate responsibility program, focused on scaling impact entrepreneurs, supporting the next generation and the environment.

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