About Us

Local expertise with a nationwide reach.

Philbrook & Associates began as a home-based business in 1992, and under the direction of President Renee Philbrook, has since grown into a thriving and successful enterprise. In 2006, P&A opened its first office in Rockland, Maine with two employees. Today, the P&A team is 30 employees strong and the business is growing, recently opening a second office location in Portland, Maine in 2019.  P&A offers their customers knowledge and experience with all things business, and has developed a business network that gives them the ability to answer and deal with all business needs.  P&A can become your virtual “board of directors” with the ability to handle all things financial.

P&A clients are comprised of individuals, non-profits, and businesses of all sizes. With up-to-date technology that allows for long distance bookkeeping, P&A clients are from all over the United States and abroad. P&A prides itself on having a strong, nationwide business network of attorneys, accountants, banks, loan officers, investment groups, realtors, grant writers, and state organizations in order to assist their clients and meet their needs.  In addition, many of the P&A staff are able to act as notaries for their clients.

Participation in local community events has always been a theorem of Philbrook & Associates, believing that it provides an opportunity to give back and help encourage area growth.

What Can We Do For You?

Philbrook & Associates performs a large scope of work for clients, selected à la carte to create a perfect bookkeeping package for the client’s individual needs.

Philbrook & Associates can collaborate directly with a clients’ accountants, banks, and attorneys to form a team that knows your business needs inside and out. Every task is approached with Philbrook & Associates’ core values of honesty and integrity, with the security and privacy of our clients’ information always protected.

Bookkeeping & Financial

We have created flexible workflows and procedures that allow us to tailor each of these tasks for your business and accomplish them efficiently and economically.

General Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions, and is part of the process of accounting in business.

Accounts Payable

Money owed by a business to its suppliers shown as a liability on a company’s balance sheet.

Accounts Receivable

A legally enforceable claim for payment from a business to its customer/clients for goods supplied and/or services rendered in execution of the customer’s order.


The process of sending an invoice to customers for goods or services.

Job Costing

The process of determining the labor and materials cost for each job in a systematic way, and then using this information to create a quote for the customer.


The amount paid to employees for services they provided during a certain period of time.

Payroll Audits

An inspection of payroll records by a third party.

Sales Tax Audit

The examination of a company’s financial documents by a government’s tax agency to verify if the proper amount of sales tax has been remitted to the proper authority.

Audit Assistance for your Auditing Firm

Audit support for audit, legal and accounting firms includes performing much of the research and verification of financial records and activity for a given period. The scope of work includes proving and/or testing accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash balances and all other balance sheet accounts. Documents are provided to substantiate results. We also assists in government agency audit needs including payroll, sales tax, DMR reports, unemployment, and others.

MEMIC Audits

An annual review of your records at the end of the policy period so that we may determine the amount of your final earned premium.

Business Plans & Financial Projections

A Business Plan is a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for reaching them. Financial Projections are estimates of the future financial performance of a business.

Budget Creation & Management

Using a variety of proven techniques to assess your income sources, we can help create a budget that works for your business now, and with ongoing management, well into the future.

Tax Packages for Your Tax Accountant

All the information your accountant needs to prepare your taxes.

Free Initial Consultation

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