PRESQUE ISLE (207) 762-6084 | HOULTON (207) 532-1089


shutterstock_259391432Almost every business or personal decision you make has consequences, especially when it comes to your taxes. At Davis, Gates & Alward CPAs, our objective is to lend a hand in making sure you pay the smallest amount of tax required by law, in addition to meeting or exceeding your overall financial goals. As a client, if you take the proactive approach by discussing major financial decisions with our tax advisors, you can expect a more favorable outcome while making more educated decisions. We work side by side with you to determine what the best strategies are so you can achieve all of your business and personal financial goals!

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shutterstock_10462168We specialize in Governmental and Non- profit auditing. To achieve this specialization, a three-year, 64 hour, integrated program in Governmental and Non-profit Accounting and Auditing was completed, for which a Certificate of Educational Achievement by the AICPA has been awarded.

We are a member of the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants, the New England Peer Review, Inc. and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires that my firm be enrolled in a peer review program. This basically means that our firm is subject to an audit, by our peers, once every three years. Our latest peer review audit report can be found on this website. Additionally, we are proud to say that we are also a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center.

Our governmental and non-profit audit services not only include auditing your information, but we develop an on-going relationship to help you with any concerns during the year. Whether its bookkeeping questions or internal control related matters, we’re here to help.

At Davis, Gates & Alward, we believe in offering our clients a practical approach that reduces the fear typically associated with an audit, and turn it into a helpful and constructive experience. Located in Presque Isle, Maine we serve the entire state and can’t wait to help you!

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shutterstock_99330722For many small business owners, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to perform the tasks and projects associated with your business and also help it to grow and thrive. Being overworked and constantly wearing too many hats can lead to making decisions that aren’t necessarily in your businesses best interest. Located in Presque Isle and Houlton, Maine, Davis, Gates & Alward CPAs is ready to take a load off your shoulders by helping you make informed decisions on what to do, and what not to do, in order to see your business grow.

How can we help you?

  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax planning meetings
  • Tax return preparation
  • Payroll and other filings
  • Buy/sell agreement review
  • Retirement plan review
  • Business analysis
  • Business plan review
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Succession planning

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shutterstock_164565404At Davis, Gates and Alward CPAs, we make payroll processing simple so you can focus on running your business. Our payroll services are designed to be convenient, tailored to your needs and cost effective, with the goal of saving small business owners like you time and money. At our Presque Isle and Houlton locations our staff will work diligently to calculate payroll taxes, compile reports, and ensure your employees are paid in a timely manner.

How can we help you? Our payroll services include:

  • Electronic payroll tax payments
  • Federal and state payroll tax returns
  • Direct deposit services for your employees (fees apply)
  • Garnishments, child support payments
  • Pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation insurance
  • Clear and easy to understand reports
  • Quarterly and year end payroll forms
  • Federal unemployment

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