Speakers 2021

Jean-Guy Talbot,
FCPA, FCGA

Jean-Guy’s ability to connect with his audience makes each delivery engaging as well as informative. Growing the practice from a one-person operation in his basement in 1987 to over 60 staff in seven locations across Manitoba today, he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy researching the secrets of operating a better practice. Jean-Guy is passionate about sharing the knowledge and strategies that have been tested in his own practice.

Jean-Guy’s ability to connect with his audience allows each delivery to be engaging. He continues to be involved in the practice he started in 1987 to ensure he remains current with the daily management of the firm. This allows him to develop content that has been tested within his own practice. 

Jean-Guy has presented for the following organizations: 

  • CPA Manitoba 
  • CPA Ontario 
  • CPA NovaScotia 
  • AC Group 
  • Canadian Bookkeepers Association 
  • Association Success
  • Manitoba Chamber of Commerce 
  • Chambre de Commerce de St Boniface 
  • World Trade Centre 
  • Thomson Reuters 
  • Adagio 
  • TaxCycle 

Check out Jean-Guy Talbot FCPA, FCGA, YouTube channel dedicated to building a community around public practice management. Join the tribe as each week he shares actionable knowledge and advice to run a healthier and more profitable accounting or bookkeeping firm. 

Grant Kirkup,
FCPA, FCGA

Grant Kirkup, FCPA, FCGA currently provides consulting to entrepreneurs.  Grant built an accounting firm in rural Manitoba from one part time employee to a team of 30.  He understands that the profitability of one’s practice is generally in direct relationship to one’s management ability.  Grant has worked in a wide variety of businesses with sales up to $60M, where he played a key role on the senior management team as well in the ownership group.  Grant was president of CGA Manitoba in 1992-93.  Seminar leader for CGA Canada, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Ontario covering practice management topics with an emphasis on firm profitability.

More To be Announced

Facilitator

Kristine Tubiera,
CEO of LMVA Consulting

With over seventeen years of experience as an association management professional in the accounting profession, Kristine Tubiera has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding practitioners. The majority of those years, she worked closely with small to mid-sized public accounting firms to understand their needs, created programs and services to support their practices, and helped practitioners understand their regulatory requirements. Kristine is passionate about supporting practitioners and is exceptional at organizing events. She is excited to be working with RêveNew Practice Management providing event management services for their inaugural event.