Maureen Salvail, CPA
Maureen Salvail has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. She has worked with a wide variety of clientele, to include the owners of some very large construction companies, the Board of a life insurance entity, real estate owners, professional service organizations, small businesses and the individuals that operate and own them. In addition, Maureen helps her high net worth clients, as well as those who are still growing their wealth and trying to maximize their financial picture, with tax and retirement planning strategies.
- Life Insurance
- Real Estate
- Professional Service Organizations
- Non-Profit Organizations
- University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
- Bachelor of Science, Accounting
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
What drew you to Berlin Ramos?
Berlin Ramos is a big firm with a family-first attitude – something not often seen in public accounting. The firm employs smart people who are also fun!
What personal traits come through in your work?
I am a people person, so my approach to clients is the same as my approach to anyone – giving someone the respect they deserve and trying to help them in some small way.
And how does your work affect you personally?
My financial knowledge allows me to speak to people, whether they’re clients, friends, family, or acquaintances, in words they understand about ways they can make their business or lives better. I love to talk with people and listen to what they are trying to communicate. For clients, I then help them achieve their financial goals. For individuals, that can be things such as saving for retirement or obtaining tax deductions by doing minimal tax planning. I like to inform others so they can make better choices for their business and for their lives.
Can you give an example of a business success that meant a lot to you?
A former colleague passed away. I helped his widow, a woman who did not know how to write a check, not only become empowered to get her records pulled together and get tax returns filed, but also learn how to contact organizations and ask the right questions. She is completely managing her business affairs on a day-to-day basis now.