A pioneer of accounting, advisory, and taxation services, Gauvreau Accounting Tax Law Advisory is empowering business owners to improve their financial performance and ultimately grow their business under the leadership of Robert Gauvreau. At its core, Gauvreau was established in 2008 as an entrepreneurial CPA firm that offers innovative solutions to help advance entrepreneurs towards realizing financial freedom.
Robert Gauvreau is the founding partner and strategic leader acting as a business catalyst, an entrepreneur, a coach, a trusted advisor, an author, and an Out-of-the-box thinker. His 13+ years of entrepreneurial journey encompasses expertise in exceeding the financial expectations of entrepreneurs with innovative and proactive solutions.
Before establishing Gauvreau, Robert discovered his entrepreneurial spirt through his experiences working with different companies of different profiles including his first job in the sports retail marking field. He was able to experience for the first time that when he was informed enough to offer a solution that made clients happy and was a win for his company, not only did he receive recognition, but he also became a contributing force to the success of the business.
Later when Robert Gauvreau started University for Business Administration, he realized he would be graduating with 2,000 other people who had the same experience and education as his. Wanting to differentiate himself while staying true to the entrepreneurial mission in the back of his mind, he decided that his strengths in accounting and finance, his natural ability in helping others, and his energy for entrepreneurship created a unique opportunity to enter, energize and make a difference in the accounting industry.
Further, Robert apprised, “When I started working at a global CPA firm, I experienced first-hand how traditional the accounting industry was, which reinvigorated my desire to create something innovative, contribute more to the success of others and go for extraordinary things. It’s proven to be a successful journey so far. In 2008 when I started my own practice, I couldn’t have imagined the impact we would have, or that we would grow to be an industry leader in North America. There have certainly been some great moments and some challenging moments throughout my journey, but to now be here with a team of more than 35 professionals is an incredible accomplishment. The fact that these 35 incredible people are helping so many entrepreneurs fulfill their journey and maximize their impact is proof that we are accomplishing what we’ve wanted so far, with so much more to come.”
A GLANCE INSIDE THE FIRM AND ITS SERVICES
Gauvreau is a renowned CPA firm built to help entrepreneurs advance their business through proactive financial services. It offers accounting, bookkeeping, tax, and other compliance services. Recently they expanded their suite of business professional services (specialized tax, wealth management, and business financing) to offer legal services such as corporate restructuring, real estate acquisition, wills and estates, and more.
Another one of their latest creations is their online coaching program, The Ascent Peak Performance Program, to scale their ability to instill business owners with the knowledge and confidence they need to achieve success. Entrepreneurs can engage this program through independent, on-demand, self-paced courses, or through their Virtual CFO program which consists of group coaching, training, and a personalized business adviser helping map out an entrepreneur’s journey to financial success.
Recently, Gauvreau has been honoured with the 2021 Canadian SME Magazine’s National Award for Best Professional Services for its excellent support and service.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO BE AN AUTHOR?
Robert’s main motivation for authoring The Wealth Entrepreneur, was because his financial advisory services were delivering extraordinary results creating a demand that couldn’t be met through one-on-one consultations alone.
While the one-on-one time with the clients was rewarding, it limited his ability to share his guidance and create more impact in the entrepreneurial community. Creating the book was an economical way to share his financial expertise globally.
“Sharing our Vision to Results Framework in an accessible way not only added massive value to our existing clients but generated awareness of our expertise with the masses”, said Robert Gauvreau.
CLIENTELE & HICCUPS ON THE WAY
Gauvreau’s clientele includes entrepreneurs and business owners located across North America. The way they establish an unbreaking faith with their clients is through ensuring the delivery of quality, value, and trusted services. They cultivate and celebrate a culture in their company that reinforces this founded on their three core values. People. Passion. Integrity.
By continuing to find clients, team members, and partners that align with those values, the Gauvreau team works collectively and collaboratively towards the same objectives and with the same expectations of delivery in mind.
The main challenge Robert faced in his early phases of growth was attracting and recruiting the right people. As a small business establishing itself, Robert and his team were limited by resources to expand the way they wanted to. Additionally, operating in a conservative industry there was the added challenge of finding the right professionals who were willing to leave a secure position at a larger firm to join a small business. As they gained more momentum it became easier to attract and retain the best candidates and scale their capabilities.
FROM THE ROBERT GAUVREAU’S DESK
“The reason we were able to achieve all that we have is because of our willingness to take a chance investing in our team and innovation. Without these calculated risks we wouldn’t have achieved the growth and momentum that we have today. These investments have enabled us to create high-impact, innovative services that distinguish us in the marketplace and allowed us to scale at an accelerated rate.”
“I have made significant investments to work with the best of the best business coaches and communities to learn from their success in areas outside my expertise and industry. Their guidance has been invaluable and the experience inspiring”, said Robert when asked about his support system.
A DAY IN ROBERT GAUVREAU’S LIFE
Robert Gauvreau kicks off every day with a group call together with the entire team to discuss what everyone is working on, any roadblocks, and how the leadership team can support them. His day also includes collaborating with community partners, creating new strategic relationships, helping support the leadership team, completing quality control on ongoing work in the firm, reviewing client acquisition, developing new resources/training, facilitating 1-on-1 or group coaching calls or any number of public relations commitments including speaking at events, podcasts, within online communities or contributing articles to business publications.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
The future of our business is limitless. Robert’s highest priority is helping the entrepreneurial community be as successful as possible in impacting change in the world. The future growth trajectory continues to evolve and as the firm continues to strive to be the #1 financial expert that entrepreneurs turn to; countless opportunities exist to expand into other disciplines to provide the greatest value possible to the clients.
Robert shared, “My personal goal as a leader is to continue to create a team of the best professionals who share my passion and build a business that I can provide direction to but ultimately operates day-to-day without me. The recent developments that I am most excited about are our expansion into legal services and offering a new collaborative approach between legal and accounting that will add even greater value to business owners. Looking forward to 2022, I am also excited to be hosting our annual Ascent Summit in January that focuses on providing entrepreneurs with insights on unlocking the full financial potential of their businesses.”
“If opportunity knocks, build a door.” – Milton Berle
“Go the extra mile, there is no one on it.” – Grant Cardone