Kelleen Tait

Alberta Leader, Food and Beverage Processing National Leader, Livestock, Poultry, MNP

Setting Up For Success

Business planning is an ongoing process, if you are starting up its just as impactful as if you are evaluating a new line of business change. Business planning is the vehicle to set organizational goals and the roadmap to achieve them. A business plan is like a road map: a key tool to set you up for business success. It helps define your operation’s core objectives and build a detailed plan for how to achieve them. There’s a lot involved in writing an effective business plan. Although it can feel overwhelming, it’s a worthwhile strategic investment because they help answer key questions that are integral to the future of your business.


Kelleen is a Business Advisor with MNP’s Assurance and Accounting team in Edmonton and leads the Firm’s National Poultry and Alberta Food and Beverage Processing teams. Kelleen works closely with her clients to ensure they understand their financial situation and feel confident in planning for the future. She helps clients strengthen their businesses based on their unique situation and industry best practices.

Kelleen delivers a comprehensive suite of assurance and advisory services to agricultural producers, food and beverage processors, groups of agricultural sector companies, feedlots and intensive livestock operations, producer associations, and the Hutterian Brethren. She also works with high-net-worth individuals, private enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations.

Kelleen helps her clients with audits and reviews, AgriStability and tax planning, and advises on strategies for growth, benchmarking and achieving business goals.

Kelleen obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting from St. Francis Xavier University in 2008, spending a semester in both Helsinki and London during her studies. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2011.  Kelleen is a director with the Alberta Food Processors Association, and also sits as an associate member on the Beef and Veal Committee for the Canadian Meat Council.