About Me

I attended St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine, where I received a B.S. in Business Administration - Accounting, Magna Cum Laude.  A Certified Public Accountant, I have many years of experience in private and public accounting, and have been providing services as an independent business owner since 1997. 

 

In addition to providing accounting and tax services to individuals, small businesses, and non profit organizations, I am also a Notary Public in the State of Maine.  I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and licensed by the State of Maine as such.  I also hold a State of Maine Payroll Processor License, and am a Registered IRS Tax Preparer.  I also serve on the Board of the local newspaper, The Gorham Times.

 

I am excited to operate a small firm, where I can work directly with the small business owner.   I am ready to help in all of the financial aspects of your business, from the basic setup of your accounting systems to tax planning and preparation of your tax returns.

 

Why a CPA?

 

There are many businesses out there offering tax preparation and business services.  In many cases, the person you are working with at these firms is not a CPA, and does not hold an accounting degree.  Here are a few things you should consider in deciding whether to use a CPA or another provider:

 

  • Education requirements for CPA’s include 150 semester hours of college education and an average of 40 hours of continuing professional education each year to ensure that our skills and knowledge are up to date.
  • Rigorous testing assures that anyone receiving a CPA certification has the skill set required to meet industry standards. CPA’s must also have two years work experience in public accounting before licensure.
  • Ethics are a cornerstone of the CPA’s profession.  Members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants adhere to its Code of Professional Conduct as well as Standards governed by IRS Circular 230.
  • Licensing by the State Board of Accountancy assures you that a CPA has met the State’s guidelines for education, experience, and testing.