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About Us

About Our Firm

In 1977, Richard N. Simoneau left his position at the Internal Revenue Service to start a public accounting office in Thomaston, Maine.  In the first two years of practice, he purchased two local firms and merged with Raymond Nickerson of Belfast, Maine to form Nickerson & Simoneau, PA.

In 1982, Dennis E. Norton merged with Nickerson & Simoneau, PA to form Nickerson, Simoneau & Norton, PA  By 1985, Raymond Nickerson had left to more fully establish his own practice in Belfast, Maine.  At that time, Richard and Dennis formed the firm Simoneau & Norton, PA.

In 1999, the firm expanded to include Marianne Masters, CPA; and since 2003, the firm relocated from its long-time 8 North Main Street location to 14A School Street in downtown Rockland. 

Sadly, after his retirement from full-time practice, founding partner Richard N. Simoneau, CPA passed away in November 2005.

The firm's ongoing objective is to provide high quality accounting and review, tax and other consulting services, business valuations, cash flow analysis, budgeting, litigation support, and estate and tax planning.  We are committed to grow with the mid-coast area.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Norton & Masters, CPAs is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Norton & Masters, CPAs receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

DENNIS E. NORTON, CPA/ABV
PARTNER

dennis@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 101

Managing partner of Norton & Masters responsible for our commitment to continuing growth and expanding services. Dennis provides small business tax, accounting and consultation services and specialized in business valuations as well as providing litigation support for business valuations and divorce proceedings.

Certified Public Accountant - 1979
30 years Public Accounting
Graduate - University of New Hampshire - 1975
Brooks and Carter, CPAs - 1976-1979
Controller, Dunfey Hotels - 1979-1981
Sole Proprietor - 1981-1982
Founding Partner of our firm - 1982-present
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
AICPA-accredited in Business Valuations - 2000

MARIANNE MASTERS, CPA
PARTNER

marianne@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 103

Marianne is the partner responsible for all compilation and review engagements. Her experience enables her to supervise these engagements and to produce a quality product at affordable prices for our clients. She is experienced with small manufacturing and construction companies, the hospitality industry, and non-profit organizations. Under Marianne's direction, the firm has received unqualified opinions with no letter of comments in our triennial Peer Reviews.

Certified Public Accountant - 1987
23 years Public Accounting (3 at a Big Six Firm)
B.S. in Accounting - Bentley College - 1985
Dale Carnegie Graduate
Member of American Institue of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
Treasurer, Medomak Valley Land Trust
Former President - Rockland Kiwanis
Former Member of Board of Rockland Public
Library Endowment Assoc

RACHEL M. FOWLIE, CPA
Certified Public Accountant - Tax
and Financial Statement Preparer

rachel@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 106

Rachel is a graduate of the University of Maine with a Masters Degree in Accounting. She prepares business and individual income tax returns; compiled and reviewed financial statements; provides clients with QuickBooks training; and many other accounting and tax services.

Rachel is a board member of New Hope for Women. She is also a Notary Public. She resides in Rockland with her husband, Clay and son, Clayton.

GINA N. ENGELBERG, CPA
Certified Public Accountant - Tax
Return Preparer

gina@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 110

Gina is a graduate of Husson College.

She prepares business and individual tax returns specializeing in multi-state issues and tax law. Gina provides assistance with QuickBooks.

Gina lives in Owls Head with her husband, Rob, and daughter, Bella.

CATHY A. MONROE, CPA
Certified Public Accountant - Tax
Return Preparer

cate@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 105

Cate is a graduate of North Dakota State University, and has her Master's Degree from Salve Regina University.

Cate prepares business, individual and non-profit tax returns. She assists and trains clients with QuickBooks as well.

Cate is a board member of Youth Arts and Rockport Public Library. She resides in Rockport with her husband, Bob, and son, Max.

CINDY L. WAITE
Staff Accountant

Cindy prepares tax returns for businesss and individuals, as well as compiled and reviewed financial statements. She has many years of bookkeeping experience for small corporations and sole proprietors. She provides QuickBooks training.

Cindy resides in Hope with her husband, Joe.

JILL H. PORTER
OFFICE MANAGER

jill@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 104

Jill has an Associate Degree from the University of Maine-Augusta. Since 1987, she has provided assistance to the partners, staff and clients of the firm.

Jill lives in South Thomaston with her husband, Roger, and son, Liam.

ASHLY Q. CURTIS
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ashly@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501 Ext. 100

Ashly is a graduate of the University of Maine-Augusta with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. She performs various administrative duties and is our front desk presence. Ashly is knowledgeable in Quickbooks as well.

Ashly resides in the Tenants Harbor area with her husband, Shane and son.