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Jacques Raymond

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Jacques Raymond
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Born(1919-09-30)September 30, 1919
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
💀DiedMarch 6, 2010(2010-03-06) (aged 90)
Westmount, Quebec, CanadaMarch 6, 2010(2010-03-06) (aged 90)
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationChartered Accountant, Chartered Administrator
💼 Occupation
Founder and president of RCGT

Jacques Raymond (1919–2010), B.A., Adm.A., C.M.C., FCA (1919 - 2010), from Westmount (Canada), is a founder of the big Canadian accounting firm RCGT.


Jacques Raymond was born in Montréal on September 30 1919, from French-canadian parents. Following his studies and his long uncommon accounting experience, he left dear his 62-years-married spouse, Jacqueline, daughter and sister of financiers Léopold and Pierre Renaud [fr] from Outremont. Predeceased by his eldest son Benoît, he also left dear his children: Mireille (John Keyserlingk), Annie (Maurice Gareau), Josée, Adèle and Vincent (Patrice Powers), 4 grandsons, his sister Claire and other parents..[1].

Academic background[edit]

After clasical studies at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Outremont, he did night courses at HEC Montréal, and obtained his title of Chartered Accountant. He also became later a Chartered Administrator and Certified management consultant.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was the founder with Guy Chabot in 1948 of Raymond & Chabot, a small accounting firm in Montreal that became, when Guy Martin joined: Raymond, Chabot, Martin & Cie. In 1967, with Jacques Paré joining, the business took the name Raymond Chabot Martin Paré (or RCMP as they say), which stayed under that name until May 1998, when they took the current name of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, now the biggest of its kind in Quebec[2]

He acted for more than 30 years as the President and CEO. He grew with his associates professional invoicing from a modest 10 000$ to 100 000$ some years later, then 1 000 000$, 10 000 000$, 100 000 000$ in the 1990s and more thereafter[3]

Social contribution[edit]

Jacques Raymond was President of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec and the Canadian Tax Foundation[4]. He was life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (now CPA Ontario), honorary member of Club social Saint-Denis and Club de tennis Mont-Royal. He also sat on various companies' board. He also had a significant and cultural involvement in the community. For example, he was a long time treasurer for Amitié Canada-Orient, for Association pour l'éducation des enfants arriérés, for Diabète Québec and Conseil Interprofessionnel du Québec; also a CEO of Fondation d'Oncologie Ville-Marie and Fondation du Théâtre du Rideau Vert.[2]

In Westmount, on March 6, 2010, having 90 years, after a long combat against diabete, Jacques Raymond died. The family received numerous condolonces and the funeral was held in Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount on March 17, 2010.[1]


Jacques Raymond got the title of Fellow, indicated by the letters FCA from his peers. He was also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and named Man of the month from Commerce magazine, and decorated with the Merit of HEC and title of "Bâtisseur du 20e siècle" from the Chamber of Commerce of greater Montréal".[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , « Jacques Raymond obituary », in Legacy, viewed on 31 January 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 , « Les grands de la comptabilité », in Les Affaires, viewed on 31 january 2021 (in French)
  3. 3.0 3.1 , « About Us », in A leading accounting firm in Quebec, viewed on 31 January 2021
  4. , « Canadian Tax Foundation », in The Gazette (1977), viewed on 31 January 2021

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