About Cori Collins, CPA
Cori Collins CPA is a women-owned and operated CPA firm located in Machias, Maine.
Meet Cori Collins
Your Virtual CFO
As a small business owner herself, Cori is passionate about seeing other women entrepreneurs and small businesses achieve their goals. We act as your go-to resource and serve as the catalyst for your financial and professional growth.
We are your trustworthy solution for bookkeeping, accounting, tax preparation, tax planning, Virtual CFO services, and small business consulting all under one roof.
We have a proven track record and over 30 years of experience delivering accurate, real-time financial data and advising that helps you:
Your Success is at the Root of What We Do!
How We Started
We’ve always had a passion for numbers.
When Cori Collins was young, she would collect, count, and stack coins for hours on end. Money was FUN for her! Her father prepared taxes as a side business and was a banker at the local bank.
At age five, Cori would sit alongside him at the table and fill out tax forms. At the time, she thought she was actually helping him prepare taxes and thought it was the coolest thing going.
When her grandfather saw her interest in numbers, he encouraged it and would often ask her if she’d been writing her “number stories”.
Cori’s interest in money didn’t stop there. In seventh grade, she wrote a paper declaring that when she grew up, she wanted to be an accountant.
After graduating from University of Maine in 1992, Cori spent all of her savings (she had $4,000) on a computer and a CPA study software program to study for the CPA exam. She studied 30 hours a week, while working full-time at a regional accounting firm. Her hard work paid off and she passed all four parts in the grueling nine-hour sittings for a two-day exam.
Now, with over 30 years of experience, Cori is happily living out her “number story” dreams and preparing real tax returns as well as providing virtual CFO services and small business advising for many satisfied clients.
Cori Collins CPA has a strong reputation as trustworthy, thorough, timely, and professional.
Her firm consists of loyal and trusted partners all of whom bring extensive knowledge of accounting and tax to the table.
Her passion is to help other small businesses succeed and achieve their dreams!
Fun Facts Abut Cori
Cori is committed to staying up-to-date with industry best practices. She is constantly improving her skills and learning new strategies, as well as keeping up with the latest technology and topics of compliance and tax regulation.
Cori takes her commitment to growing your business seriously.
She holds the following certifications and is part of these professional organizations:
- Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Member of the National Association of Professional Tax Professionals
- Certified Public Accountant license, held in the State of Maine
- Client Advisory Services Certificate with CPA.com a division of the AICPA
Whether you utilize our firm for tax preparation and planning, bookkeeping and accounting, small business consulting and advising, or virtual CFO services, we guarantee you will be taken care of with professionalism, accuracy, and with your individual needs and goals always in mind.
We take a holistic view when it comes to your financial picture. We show you the forest through the trees and prevent costly mistakes before they happen. In Cori’s words, “Our clients do not have horror stories.”
Ready to embark on your path
to financial growth?
Cori Collins CPA
We’re here to meet all of your accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation, planning, compliance, reporting, and small business consulting needs so that you can stay focused on what you love most about running your business.
PO Box 276
2 High Street
Machias, ME 04654
Helping You Every Step of the Way On Your Path to Success
We’re Your Trusted Maine CPA Serving: Androscoggin, Aroostock, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, and York counties!