James H. Austin attended Old Dominion University and Southern Connecticut State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in accounting. After working for a fortune 500 Company, Jim worked for two local accounting firms and obtained his CPA license, expertise and practical experience in the field of public accounting. In 1991, Jim purchased the accounting practice of George Borrows, PA. The firm has experienced many years of consistent growth, most of which is attributable to referrals from satisfied clients.
Nancy Watson is our office manager, she is more than happy to assist clients with services such as quick books set up, bank reconciliations, etc. In addition, Nancy oversees our payroll and sales tax quarterly services. Nancy spends her time out of the office enjoying her six grandchildren and resides in Lisbon, CT.
Maureen Mailhot is an administrative assistant at James H. Austin, CPA. Maureen is often your first point of contact at our firm. She will schedule an appointment for you or she will provide information about our products and services. Maureen enjoys running, jazzercise, and spending time with her family.
Sarah Tefft is a staff accountant at James H. Austin, CPA. Sarah has several years of experience with tax preparation, financial statement preparation, client bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax reporting. Sarah earned her BS in accounting from the University of Phoenix. Sarah is very involved in her church and it might surprise you to know that Sarah enjoys riding her motorcycle on weekends.
Caitlyn Vessels is a staff accountant at James H. Austin, CPA. Caitlyn has several years of experience with tax preparation, financial statement preparation, client bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax reporting. Caitlyn earned her BS in accounting from Central Connecticut State University. Caitlyn is recently married and resides in Ledyard, CT.
Susan received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Providence College. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and passed the CPA exam in 2009. Susan is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Susan began her career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and was most recently an accounting manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP. She has several years of experience with tax preparation and financial statement audits, reviews and compilations. She is a member of both the AICPA and CSCPA. Susan lives in Waterford, Connecticut and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Angela has several years of experience in the administration of public accounting firms, as well as in tax preparation, client bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax reporting. She has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2011, and is also currently working on her Accounting degree at Three Rivers Community College. She is a member of the CTCPA, and also a Connecticut Notary Public. Angela is married and the mother of two young children. She lives in Norwich, Connecticut and enjoys sewing and spending time with her family and friends.