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449 Main Street
Rockland,  ME 04841
(207) 845-2815



James S. Bowers, C.P.A.

JIM and his STAFF

For the last two decades, we have been working with hundreds of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. Our sole purpose is to provide our clients with highly personalized tax, accounting, and financial advice. By providing the best service possible at affordable fees, we have formed countless rewarding business relationships throughout Knox and Waldo counties and have helped our clients grow. Almost all of our new business comes from client referrals. Contact us at your convenience to answer any questions you may have.Since 1984 I have been working with hundreds of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. My sole purpose is to provide my clients with highly personalized tax, accounting, and financial advice. By providing the best service possible at affordable fees, I have formed countless rewarding business relationships throughout the Midcoast area as well as Maine and New England and have helped my clients grow. In fact, almost all of my new business comes from client referrals. Take a look at my list of services on this website and give me a call.

One important note: extensions are not something to be scared of, as a matter of fact they give us more time to carefully consider how best to prepare your return so you can best take advantage of the ever-changing tax laws and minimize your tax burden. Many clients don't even attempt to have their returns prepared during this busy time of year, they just make sure they have enough taxes paid to avoid penalties. There is no higher risk of audits if you file extensions.

Member : AccountantsWorld, American Institute of CPAs, ME Society of CPAs

Accounting Services

Our Firm offers a complete range of accounting services, including receivables, payables, and payroll management. We prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for use by banks, investors, and other third parties. Our firm will also prepare custom financial reports for internal, managerial use.

Accounting Software Selection & Implementation

Need help with accounting software selection and implementation? Our firm will help you select the software that's right for you and will teach you how to use it effectively.

Tax Services

Our firm offers a full range of tax planning and compliance services. We will work with you year-round if necessary in order to minimize your total tax burden. Our firm also prepares all federal, state and local tax returns for individuals and businesses.

Tax Planning

Our firm continuously monitors federal, state, and local tax law changes to allow its clients to minimize current and future tax liabilities. If necessary, we can implement tailor-made due-date tax compliance monitoring systems to prevent costly interest and penalty assessments attributable to late filing. Of course, we offer full tax preparation and filing services.

Buying & Selling a Business

Our firm advises prospective business purchasers about local market conditions, industry trends, and the financial condition of an acquisition candidate. If you are selling a business, we can offer advice for obtaining the best possible sales price and contract payout terms.

Management Advisory Services

Our firm offers complete management advisory services, including systems implementation and management, cost controls, employee benefit plan restructuring, and much more.

Tax Preparation

Our firm offers professional preparation of all federal, state, and local tax returns at competitive, affordable rates.

IRS and State/Local Representation

Our firm knows the tax laws, and we know how your tax return was prepared. We can provide complete representation services before the IRS as well as state and local taxing authorities. We are also experienced in negotiating Offers in Compromise with the IRS.

Estate, Gift and Trust Tax Return Preparation

Our firm provides expert preparation of federal and state estate, gift, and trust tax returns. My accounting firm was established to provide efficient, expert solutions to businesses and individuals. Our primary services include accounting, taxation, and business consulting. We also offer a host of specialty services to cater to the unique needs of our clients. I and my staff serve a wide range of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and non-profit organizations and are experts in the accounting issues and tax laws that impact our clients.

We offer the benefits of years of experience gained from previous positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and are members in good standing of multiple professional organizations.

I formed my own accounting firm with a single principle in mind: to provide the highest level of personalized client service possible. Simply put, I care about each and every one of my clients. You will always be served by me, and will never have to worry about how many other accountants have access to your private financial affairs or whether a new staff accountant has the proper experience to give you the right advice. If you would like to develop a relationship with an accountant that will know your name, get to know mine.

The office is generally open from December through April on Thursdays through Sundays from approximately 9 to 6, quite often much later. The rest of the year the office is open on an "as needed" basis. E-mails and phone messages are checked regularly and you will get the quickest responses by e-mail. Meetings at your residence or business can be arranged when the need arises.


449 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-845-2815
Fax: 207-845-2821
Email: jim@bowerscpa.com

Jim Bowers

I came to Maine in 1970 to help paint a house and I've never thought of living elsewhere since. We've lived in Washington, Maine since 1975 and I am active as a member of the town Planning Board and Budget Committee. I serve on the Boards of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport and the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls in Montville.

I graduated from the University of Maine and served as the first student trustee for the University of Maine System. It was great learning experience and it helped reinforce my understanding of our great state.

I served in the Maine House of Representatives for one term and gained much experience and many gray hairs.

I enjoy the outdoors as much as I can and in my free time I may be hiking, kayaking or most importantly skiing.

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