Garth Swanson, CPA, CA
Garth was born and raised in North Battleford, where he attended high school at St. Thomas College, graduating in 1980. He then enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan, and convocated with a Bachelor of Commerce, in 1984.
Garth articled with Price Waterhouse in Saskatoon, before moving back to North Battleford, in 1987. Garth joined his father, Howard Swanson, CA, in his public accounting practice, and received his own CA designation later that year.
In 1988, Garth married Janet St. Amand, from Zenon Park. They have lived in North Battleford since, and have six wonderful children. Garth's daughter, Samantha Weber, worked as a summer student with the firm in 2014, and joined us on a full time basis in 2015.
Garth provides professional services in accounting, assurance, succession planning and tax. He is experienced in many areas including mining, construction, logging, retail, service and the non-profit sector. He has also served as a Director for numerous non-profit organizations and charities.
His "happy place" is their cabin, located on the beach of Jackfish Lake, Battlefords Provincial Park.
His "happy time" is spent visiting with family and friends, wherever that may be.
Q and A
Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have three things with you, what would they be and why did you choose them?
A. Assuming, of course, I had an unlimited supply of food and water that was not part of the three things….. a computer (with Netflix and Movie Channel), the best surround sound system money can buy, and shades (it was an island in the Tropics, right?)
Q. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
A. Fly, OF COURSE!
Q. At what store would you like to max out your credit card?
A. Westjet Vacations…… this is an actual store, right?
Q. What's the most ridiculous fact you know?
A. If you do not look directly at a faint star, you can see it better in your peripheral vision.
Q. If you could be any character in a movie, who would you be and why?
A. A captain of a spaceship so I could boldly go where no one has gone before into space the final frontier…. Ok I want to be Captain James T. Kirk!