Talbot & Associates has a team of dedicated bookkeepers eager to help our clients improve their files. We work with you (and your Talbot & Associates accountant!) to improve the quality of your data.
The quality of your data is important to the users of the data. Some common examples of users are accountants, owners, shareholders, investors, governing agencies, grants providers, etc. Each user is seeking specific information, and we help you determine the needs and purpose of the service to meet those needs.
This is why our initial intake process takes time. We have a range of services ready to be customized to your needs. Our very first step is to collect preliminary information in what we call an initial meeting.
Our initial meeting questionnaire can be completed by you and submitted to us by email. You can also book a call with us. The purpose of this questionnaire is to get to know you, your company, and its needs to be able to provide you with a preliminary quote.
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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.
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.
The service so far has been great! thanks.
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!
Let's break it down, where do we fit in your 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, the goal is to have those totals ready to make your required filings (ex: GST, PST, Taxes) or reporting needs.Talbot & Associates bookkeeping team can help you and your bookkeeper with this stage. We can also be your bookkeeper. Currently our software of choice is QuickBooks Online and desktop, however we have dabbled in other software.
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?
We can help you or your bookkeeper or we can 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, governing agencies, grant providers, etc.
As our Chief Operations Officer and a true board game strategist, Natalie thrives on managing various projects and making sure T&A’s magic happens. She’s taken the helm of our bookkeeping services department and has been working to help define the services and grow the team. She enjoys challenging the norm and pushing our team and clients to think through their process and procedures to extract the issues, which inevitably leads to solutions. Outside of the office, she’s a laid back mom who loves the company of her children and husband, and yes, she challenges the norm with them too!
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.
As a singer, Diana sees bookkeeping in a very unique way where perfect reconciliation of accounts sounds like a melody. When she is not working, you can find Diana moving people’s emotions with her voice.
Whether it's for his clients’ bookkeeping or in his personal life, Edward likes to keep everything very organized and the only chaos he loves is his cat. When Edward isn’t sorting business records, he likes playing various sports or having a very heated evening of Super Smash Bros with friends.
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.
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
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.