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National Professional Services Firm, MNP, Expands Presence in Bas-Saint-Laurent

National Professional Services Firm, MNP, Expands Presence in Bas-Saint-Laurent

January 9, 2024, CALGARY, AB – MNP, one of Canada’s largest national professional services firms, is pleased to announce that it will join forces with the chartered professional accounting firm, Lafond CPA Inc., effective February 1, 2024. 

Based in Amqui, Quebec, Lafond CPA Inc. is led by Partner Julien Lafond, CPA, who will join MNP as a partner. His team of 3 professionals will also follow. The firm provides a range of accounting, tax and advisory services to private enterprise companies throughout the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie regions.

MNP has been steadily expanding its footprint throughout Quebec since entering the market in 2011 with its first office in Montreal. Today, MNP has 25 offices, including Rimouski, Matane and Gaspé, more than 160 partners and over 1,200 team members across the province. Regional Managing Partner for the Saguenay region, Jean-François Leblanc, CPA auditor, said the move reflects MNP’s continued commitment to the region:

“We are thrilled to establish our presence in the Matapedia region and to support the businesses and organizations that thrive in their extended community.” said Leblanc. “We are very excited to welcome Lafond CPA Inc. – a firm that shares our values and client-centric approach – into the MNP fold.”

Founded in 1958, MNP has grown to more than 125 locations across Canada and delivers a wide range of services and specialized expertise in every sector and area of business. While becoming the largest of the mid-market focused firms in Canada, MNP has continued to maintain its Canadian roots, helping Canadian businesses both at home and abroad.

"We have grown quickly but we are absolutely committed to maintaining our culture and so have always been very strategic about who we invite to join our team," added Jeremy Cole, FCPA, FCA, CBV, MNP's Executive Vice President for the GTA and Quebec. "We are known across the communities we work with as being one of Canada's most-trusted professional services firms, so we are excited to welcome a very well-respected practice in Lafond CPA Inc. into the MNP family. Our cultures and values are well-aligned, and we share the same entrepreneurial, trusted approach to doing business."

Lafond CPA Inc. founder and partner, Julien Lafond, says that the merger strengthens his team’s ability to offer a holistic package of professional services to their existing clients. “We are particularly excited about MNP’s strong focus on the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.” said Lafond. “MNP complements and enhances our current service offerings for our clients and brings greater bench strength that we believe will help us provide even greater value to our clients across the Matapedia business community.”

The Lafond CPA Inc. team will remain at their current Amqui location, which will be MNP’s first office in the Matapedia region.

About MNP LLP

National in scope and local in focus, MNP is one of Canada’s leading professional services firms — proudly serving individuals, businesses, and organizations since 1958. Through the development of strong relationships, we provide client-focused accounting, consulting, tax, and digital services. Our clients benefit from personalized strategies with a local perspective to fuel success wherever business takes them. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca

For more information, please contact:

Robin Ashford, Vice President of Marketing, MNP, at [email protected]

Tanja Gehring, Senior Director, Marketing, Eastern Canada, MNP at [email protected]

Julien Lafond, Partner, Lafond CPA Inc., at [email protected]

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