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Our Firm

Our Firm

Our firm has always held a strong belief in being the "business owner's" accountant; offering needed accounting and financial services in one place, and at affordable prices. For over 38 years, we’ve provided valuable accounting, payroll, and tax services to our clients. We’ve built a reputation of trust and excellence in our community by exceeding expectations, delivering sound financial advice and maintaining open and honest communications with our clients. Your accountant is supposed to be your most trusted partner, and we strive every day to be exactly that.

Our Story

Chamberland Business Accounting Front Office

Our firm was started more than 38 years ago, the same way as any other small business; with a dream and the ambition of an entrepreneur. Robert (Bob) Chamberland, Sr.,established his business originally to meet the demand of individuals needing assistance with filing their annual tax returns, however, he soon found that small business owners were even more in need of his services; Chamberland Business Accounting began to focus on and serve small business owners in both Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. For years, he has helped his fellow business owners grow both their profits and businesses with quality accounting, payroll, and tax services Using his expertise with small businesses, Bob developed an affordable, all-in-one business owner package that provided his proven system of services to businesses, helping them to better operate more efficiently and prosper. To better help serve local small business owners and his community, Bob became a board member of the Black Stone Valley Small Business Association to help them grow and flourish in the community.

Bob promised his clients exceptional, low-cost services that would facilitate growth. This is a promise Chamberland Business Accounting still values to this day.

Our Mission

We provide valuable accounting, payroll, and tax services to small business owners to help eliminate worry, while saving them time and money; strengthening their business and building long-term success.

Our Vision

To be recognized as the top reliable firm in the region, while building a thriving community of successful small business owners.

Our Core Values

Our core values act as our moral compass when working with our clients. They enable our firm to effectively and respectfully work together to ensure our clients' needs are being met.

•Collaboration-Our team believes in cooperation and effective communication

•Commitment-We "go the extra mile" to achieve the results our clients want.

•Empathy-In being a small business ourselves, we understand the needs of small business owners.

•Encouragement-Our firm provides help and support to facilitate clients' growth.

•Integrity-We do what we say we will do.

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