Austin Associates, P.A. was founded in 1950 by Earl Austin, Jr. It was always Earl’s belief that a great accounting firm must be built on trust. He took great care to instill this philosophy in all those who worked for him, including his son, Stephen Austin, former company President.
Stephen Austin shares his father’s values and beliefs. Along with building a corporate culture based on trust, Steve has always given special attention to the changing needs of his employees and those of small business owners. As these needs have increased in complexity, Austin Associates has stayed well ahead of the curve, providing cutting edge strategies in tax planning and cash flow management.
Austin Associates now employs over thirty people in two offices and provides a wide variety of services to small business owners as well as individuals. The services provided by any one of their C.P.A.’s are very specific and customized to each individual or business.
The needs of their clients have changed over the years, but Earl’s emphasis on building trusting relationships remains the cornerstone of Austin Associates.
As Austin Associates embarks on a third generation of professionals, the services provided by the firm have become sharper and more comprehensive than ever before.
They have combined an exceptional depth of knowledge with, what can only be described as sheer enthusiasm. The result is something truly powerful and unique. It is no wonder that Austin Associates is consistently chosen by the serious small business person in Maine.
Chasse & Company is a Maine based firm of professional Certified Public Accountants and Consultants serving specific industries and specialized markets throughout New England. Partners within the firm are highly sought after within these industries; from real estate and construction industries to medical and legal professions; we are able to execute where most firms in our profession fall short. Chasse & Company excels at evaluating, applying and integrating the complex rules, laws and regulations facing the industries it serves. Our solutions on the varied compliance requirements continually outlined by governments, agencies, and financial regulators have increased our reputation and appeal for companies and industry leaders; all of whom share a common goal – maintaining and maximizing profitability.
Understanding that businesses today must be well versed in a variety of specialties, we collaborate with our Strategic Partners, who follow our philosophy, to gain further insight specific to your company. These professionals provide the various informational components necessary to fully execute the ‘Financial Well Being’ of your company.
Their Specialties Include:
Strategic Tax Planning & Preparation Services
Audits, Reviews and Compilations
Estate and Trust Planning
Chasse & Company, LLC, was formed from the merger of several accounting firms over the past decade. They are an energetic accounting and business advisory firm focused on developing strategic alliances and relationships with clients. The firm is proactive in offering a full range of services comprising of accounting, auditing, financial and tax advisory services along with general business guidance and innovative solutions designed specifically for each client’s needs. The firm focuses on closely-held companies and their owners in the construction, manufacturing, real estate and development industries. The firm’s strategic emphasis is with privately held businesses and their principals.
The merger of these firms will provide the firm’s clients with increased services, top-notch efficiency and more resources with which to serve you. This merger integrated accounting firms that are similar in culture, approach, and client focus. We have built long-term relationships with clients through personal attention, partner involvement and continuity of client service teams. They have focused on team work and joined resources to be responsive to each client’s needs. This new combination will provide greater opportunities to accomplish these objectives.
Leonardo & Co, PA is a modern tax and accounting firm dedicated to servicing business owners and high net worth individuals throughout Maine and beyond. Their staff is sharp and enthusiastic. their clients expect a premium level of service and expertise from the professionals they hire. Leonardo & Co. exceeds those expectations.
At Leonardo & Co. they understand the importance of having a keen sense of urgency. If you have experience with tax preparers or PA firms, you will notice a tremendous improvement in responsiveness and speed of service. They know that concerns about financial and business matters can weigh heavily on your mind. This is why responding to your inquires quickly is so important to us.
What you can expect when working with Leonardo & Co., PA:
Truly innovative tax strategies unique for your business
Chief Financial Officer & Controllership services
Specialized tax planning & preparation
Expert financial analysis, and managerial consulting
An exclusive privately owned businesses focus
Thoughtful and timely service
Superior level of expertise and insight
Leonardo & Co., PA prides itself on catering exclusively to private companies and individuals, this allows them to remain focused on issues that are unique to these clients. For your business, this means they will be working on your behalf to provide the attention, direction and dedication you deserve.
Public Accounting Services Include:
Strategic Tax Planning
Certified Financial Statements
Preparation of Forecasts and Projections
Bookkeeping & Bookkeeper Training
New Business Setup
Wayne C. Smith formed his local accounting practice in 1987, after more than 15 years of public accounting experience. Previously Mr. Smith had worked for an international accounting firm and had been the partner in charge of municipal audits with Berry, Fowles & Co., CPAs in Falmouth, Maine.
He has more than 35 years of experience in the practice of public accounting and is qualified as a Peer Reviewer under the AICPA Practice Monitoring Program for firms without SEC clients. Wayne is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of CPAs, Maine Society of CPAs and the Government Audit Quality Center of the AICPA.
At Smith & Associates, CPAs they are committed to providing their clients with exceptional Customer Service, Quality and Integrity.
Their definition of Customer Service is to constantly exceed their clients expectations. They focus on direct involvement and personal interaction with clients on all levels and they’re always accessible and responsive to their needs.
Their commitment to Quality is seen in their level of professionalism and in the timeliness and accuracy of their work, including work paper preparation, financial statement preparation, income tax preparation, small business services and other related accounting services.
Their Integrity as professionals is continually tested with access to clients’ financial information throughout their communities. Therefore, one of the most important characteristics is that of integrity and confidentiality of client information. That is a trust, which must never be broken.