Jean-Guy Talbot FCPA, FCGA
Founder & CEO
Founder of the accounting firm Talbot & Associates (T&A) and consulting company, RêveNew Practice Management (RPM), colleagues and clients across Canada refer to Jean-Guy as both a knowledgeable mentor and friend.
Born and raised on a mixed farm, Jean-Guy learned at a very young age to feed the chickens, milk cows, clean the pigpen by hand and to NEVER stand behind a coughing cow. Having two older brothers taking over the family farm, Jean-Guy opted to concentrate his energy helping farmers and other businesses with their taxes.
Jean-Guy started his career in accounting in 1983 by working in public practice for Winnipeg firms for several years as well as a few years in industry. He started Talbot & Associates on a part time basis in 1987 and started operating full time in 1991 when he got his CGA designation. Jean-Guy grew his practice from a one person operation to its current size of 60+ staff by providing professional personalized service.
Jean-Guy believes that happiness is a choice that you make every morning. He is a strong believer in the fact that if there is something that you’re not happy about in life, you must do something to change it. This attitude is evident in Jean-Guy’s interactions with every person he comes into contact with.Jean-Guy has fond memories of playing drums in a Country/Classic Rock & Roll band. In his spare time, he enjoys quading, paint-balling, and riding on his motorcycle. He is married and has three children.
Jean-Guy is an avid supporter of the community and accounting industry as a whole. He’s proud that Talbot & Associates offers services in both official languages and serves clients in Ashern, Birtle, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Oak Bluff, Steinbach, and Winnipeg (St. Boniface and St. Norbert).
In February 2016, Jean-Guy received the title of Fellow CPA on behalf of The Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba which formally recognizes those members who have rendered exceptional services to the profession, or whose achievements in their careers or the community have earned them distinction and brought honor to the profession.