Talbot & Associates is proud to be a teaching firm and the way we’ve structured our bookkeeping department and services is proof of that. Many of our staff (yes, even our CEO) have begun their career in accounting as a bookkeeper and have grown and learned and evolved to more advanced positions, we believe that much is learned through experience. The biggest advantage to our bookkeepers is the easy access to skilled trained accountants, we literally just get up and walk over to the nearest accountant to ask for clarification on a situation, and if our client is also receiving accounting services we can speak to the designated manager on the file!
When meeting a potential client for the first time our goal is determine their needs. The bookkeeping cycle has a few steps, and each client needs support at different intervals and in different ways. Not every industry has the same needs, and we are aware of that. Therefore, our first step is typically to meet with you to get to know you and your needs and then work out a plan together. We look forward to meeting you!
If you are new to bookkeeping and don’t know where to start, click here
We welcome you to explore our services and team below.
The staff has always gone above and beyond for us, both personally and for our business needs.
Have referred more than one friend and we will keep going back!
Thank you Talbot and Assoc!
Very professional firm and are always willing to go the extra mile! They take care of my business accounting and payroll needs, leaving me time and peace of mind to carry forward with business.
I have been with Talbot & Associates since 2012. I made a mess of my books. They took over, empathetic towards my anxiety, they quickly got everything up to date. They work as an excellent team. I always feel like I’m the only client! Excellent firm!
Brittany and her team at Talbot are amazing! they have been helping us with bookkeeping and accounting for a few years and have always been so easy to deal with.
Great service! They take care of all our needs for our small business.
Our Services within the bookkeeping cycle
Business Transactions occur
We don’t participate in this part. This is where you shine! If you can devote more time to this and less time to the next few steps, how much more revenue could you generate?
Business Transactions are recorded
Business transactions can be recorded in a bookkeeping software or compiled in excel sheet, goal is to have those totals ready to make your required filings (ex: GST, PST, Taxes). Currently our software of choice is QuickBooks Online and desktop, however we have dabbled in other software.
If you do not have a bookkeepingsoftware and are interested in getting started, click here If you need a bookkeeper, we offer bookkeeping services, click here If you need Tech support or training, click here
Recorded transactions are reviewed and reconciled
It is important to review your work. We recommend to, at least, ensure reconcilable accounts are reconciled and review your General Ledger to ensure information is accurately recorded.
If you want us to review your bookkeeping, click here
If issues were discovered in previous step, they will need to be cleared
Whether you reviewed your work or we did, you may have found a few items that don’t seem right… but how do you fix them?
If you want us to show you or your bookkeeper how to fix it, or if you want us to clear the review notes for you, click here
Financial information is provided to users
We strongly encourage that regular reporting be viewed by owners and have a recommendation for standard reporting. The users of this information may have different demands and needs, we can help navigate those needs and find solutions to producing the information in an acceptable format. Users of financial information include owners, shareholders, investors, accountants, bankers, grant providers, etc.
We offer consulting services If you would like to discuss possible solutions to your reporting needs, click here
Watching Natalie Dumont in action is like taking in a one-woman Cirque Du Soleil show. This firecracker can do anything and does it with style, wowing staff and clients with her precise attention to detail and project management skills. Natalie started her career working as a Health Care Aide. After working at the University of Manitoba, she came to T&A in 2015. Her passion is to help people grow, which is evident in all she does, especially how she pours into the lives of her husband and kids. Natalie is a miner for original music and enjoys board games and exploring new territories on foot. Natalie hopes to travel Canada coast-to-coast one day (but if she plans to do this by foot we’re not letting her go as to not put the firm at risk being without her that long). Fun Fact: Natalie once had a pet bear cub named Trapper.
Payroll Compliance Practitioner
There are some people you meet that are off the beaten path in the best kind of way. Sasha is one of those people. She’s an old soul with a huge heart who looks like she just stepped off a movie set. She hasn’t told us exactly how she’s related to Mother Teresa – but it’s obvious as she’s so motivated by helping others and could accomplish anything she sets her mind to. After gaining her certificate in Applied Accounting, she joined the T&A team in 2016 and quickly went on to lead the star Bookkeeping Team. She completed her Payroll Compliance Practitioner’s Designation in 2020. Over the last 5 years, she’s made the lives of over 300 clients easier by handling their payroll and payroll related tasks. Outside of T&A time, Sasha considers it a privilege to serve at church. She enjoys romantic films, baking, sports, biking, camping and is a proud mom to her pup, Tika.
Naturally a ‘sink or swim’ kind of person, Aline is so well organized you might mistake her for a machine until you find out what a big heart she has! After graduating from the University of Paris X (France) with her Master’s in Criminal Law and working as a jurist for fifteen years, she moved to Canada in 2017. When she isn’t gardening or cooking incredible desserts, Aline can be found planning her next travel or socializing with everybody.
Brianna thrives on helping others succeed in what they’re good at, by doing what she’s good at. Whether it’s taking bookkeeping off client’s plates or tutoring adults and children with disabilities, she truly enjoys giving that one-on-one attention to people who just might need a little extra help. With a knack for numbers and record keeping, she also enjoys music and has a background in band and jazz band playing the flute, piccolo, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and piano. Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an Accounting major, she’s spent eight full summers working at a summer camp for both kids and adults with disabilities as a ropes instructor (climbing wall, zip line, etc) and a Summer Program Director. She is involved with her church, helping with kids’ ministries and organizing a young adults Bible study.
Calm and supportive, Ellen is the kind of person who might like to stay in the background but she loves to help others in any way she can. That’s why her favorite part of being a bookkeeper is doing data entries and knowing that she takes the worries off of our clients’ shoulders. When Ellen isn’t working, she loves doing scrapbooks, playing board games, doing puzzles, and listening to music and singing along even if it’s a bit off tune!
Meet the world’s first adventurous bookkeeper (who slays numbers and wins hearts as she goes). After graduating from Red River College with an Administration Assistant certificate, Isabella became a licensed life agent in the financial industry. Her passions include experiencing wonder through nature and finding ways to positively impact the world around her. If you want to see this girl in action, head south of Winnipeg to our Saint Norbert office where Isabella will be holding negativity prisoner with smarts and shining optimism.
Janine believes that every day is an opportunity to do better, to grow and learn, to hope and to help others. Detail-oriented, she is passionate about everything she does and can even be restless if something is wrong with a situation, if the house is messy or, if something is missing – even if it’s small. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, 16+ years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping including 5 years in auditing, she is more than equipped to help her clients. Supporting and serving at Truth and Life Worship Centre, she and her husband aim to live in grace and give glory to God in everything they are called to do.
Kalyn loves helping people and providing clients with the most value she can. Conscientious and diligent, Kalyn loves helping her clients with their bookkeeping and payroll but what is what she particularly enjoys is to train them. Once her clients understand the software better and see the value in the information Kalyn provides them, that’s when her satisfaction is at its maximum.
Katrina believes continuing to learn, challenge her current mindset, and seek out wisdom from those around her is all part of our lifelong growth. Having completed her QuickBooks Online and Desktop Certification, you can find her hard at work in her current field of focus. At the age of 3, she took her first ballet class and discovered her passion, going on to study full time at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division at the age of 12. Part of a small group of 10 girls from around the world, she trained in classical Russian Technique and learned discipline, strong work ethic, and a deep love and respect for the art form. Today, you can find her hiking, puzzling, brushing up on her calligraphy skills, or in the kitchen with a glass of red wine trying a new recipe with her beloved cat Pippa.
Passionate about music, Kiera believes there is so much it brings to the world and to us as individuals. Born to musical parents, she has had a keen interest in singing and playing the piano since the age of 4 and even wrote a song titled "Adieu to Sweet Churchtown" based on a poem her Great-great-great grandfather wrote when he immigrated to Canada from Ireland. Graduating with Honours in Applied Accounting from Red River, she also holds a Diploma of Performing Arts from the Canadian College of Performing Arts and a Diploma in Music from Camosun College. One day she dreams of travelling back to Japan for another family trip- but preferably in spring, when it isn’t so hot. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle/Durant
Fluent in three languages able to understand many dialects, Khushwant is one smart cookie. He’s passionate about giving back to the community and being a part of something bigger than himself, volunteering his free time at the Ashern Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter. A graduate of Red River College, Winnipeg, he holds his certificate in Applied Accounting. When he’s not fighting fires and saving the day in your taxes and accounting, he can be found chasing exhilaration in target-shooting and horseback riding. One day, Khushwant dreams of having his own hunting cabin.
An avid cook, Lisa knows good plates require precision and effort- and the same goes for bookkeeping! She believes living life to the fullest is all about working hard for what you want while remaining kind and loving to others along the way, which is why she always works hard to help clients and team members. When she isn’t working, you can find Lisa gardening, cooking, baking or tending to her dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, roosters, ducks, and laying hens.
Morgan may be short, but she has a huge heart. After graduating from Red River College in 2019 from Business Administration with a Marketing major, her first two jobs were at a pharmacy and a Clinic. She then decided to go a step further to take care of your health and wealth making sure you don’t pay more tax than you should. Outside of the office, you can find Morgan supporting Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness or travelling and exploring new things to create memories.
Don’t ask her what she thinks if you really don’t want to know. Her genuine nature is just one of the things we love about this girl. Nathalie is Steinbach’s pro bookkeeper, bringing over a decade of experience in the financial industry including experience as a business owner-operator. Off-hours, Nathalie enjoys gardening, canning vegetables, and spending time with her family. When her head isn’t crunching numbers its thinking about her next travelling destination (next stop, the Caribbean). Fun fact: Nathalie can touch her nose with her tongue (a very useful skill).
Passionate about environmental stewardship, Rebecca thrives on empowering people and serving her community. She lives life with the personal mantra that strength lies in differences, not similarities, and believes in taking the time to enjoy the beauty all around us. Graduating in 2018 from Providence University College, she holds a degree in BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration). Rebecca’s two greatest loves are culinary adventures and nature. When she’s not enjoying music or cooking, she can be found hiking or just immersing herself in nature and exploring new places.
A keen learner and time management oriented, Sadia is a great new addition to the bookkeeping team. She puts as much dedication into her professional life as her personal life, her passion being working with a small charity group for the underprivileged. When she is not working, Sadia enjoys baking.
Whether it’s on the beach or at a bonfire, you’ll find Samantha soaking up life to the fullest. A long-time volunteer for the Woodlands Wildlife Federation and part of a hockey team for nearly a decade and a half, she believes in giving back to the community. A graduate of the Asper School of Business, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) with a major in accounting. Having already completed all of her CPA prerequisites, she plans to pursue the CPA program after gaining more work experience. Passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, Samantha dreams of spending her winters somewhere hot and having a big property where rescue dogs can play on one day. The people she most admires in life are her parents and their dedicated work ethic and infallible ability to always make things work out.
Previously with EPR for 6 years, Sheri holds a business degree from Red River College and has been working at Adesa Auctions for the past 22 years. Family is a large part of her life and the reason she wakes up every morning. Sheri has two beautiful daughters who are both in university and play sports. As a proud mother, she rarely misses their games. She also has a wonderful husband whom she loves and a “fur baby” named Bella. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, sitting around the campfire with her family and friends, and travelling. Sheri is also a Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers devoted fan. As a change of pace from her sport-filled lifestyle, Sheri joined the committee for the JDFR Starry Starry Night Gala, a fundraising event in support of finding a cure for type one diabetes. This is an issue close to her heart, as her oldest daughter has type one diabetes.
If you’d like a good dose of warm care and want to brush up on your accounting savvy, pop into T&A’s Birtle office and ask for Tammy Graham, she’s sure to deliver (but if you live there, you already know this because Tammy knows everyone in the area). Tammy brings over 20 years of accounting experience to her role. She is passionate about helping others and developing strong relationships. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Tammy often volunteers for a variety of community projects like donating food to her church or work with the ag society. Her happy place is with her family who she aims to spend as much time as possible.
Dedicated to whatever he puts his mind to, Tyler is a self-starter who begins each 7 am morning with toast and Nutella. While he enjoys watching a great deal of sports, his personal favorite being hockey, he does believe soccer is ‘criminally underrated’ and particularly enjoys the lack of commercials and the great fan culture around the sport. Between attending the University of Manitoba and previous summer retail jobs, he focused his professional studies in Economics. His personal studies turned toward teaching himself Japanese and his biggest regret is not speaking the language nearly enough. He cites the process of learning like ‘reading a book on how to build a log cabin from the ground up before ever picking up a hammer’. In his free time, he enjoys watching YouTube and playing video games on PC and Nintendo. A fan of the Mega Man Battle Network games on GBA, he enjoys all sorts of games depending on his mood. One day he wants to go on vacation to another country that doesn’t primarily speak English, with his top pick being a vacation to Japan. He most admires his mom for being one of the hardest working people he knows.