Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson, CFO, Maine

Steve Robinson, CFO, The CFO ConnectionStephen Robinson is the kind of CFO that combines financial stewardship and expertise with leadership across all aspects of the business – including marketing, operations, banking relations, administration, human resources, risk management, and strategic planning. Goal-driven and results-oriented, he is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of experience helping businesses achieve their objectives.

No stranger to running a business, Steve knows what it takes to make companies and non-profits flourish. In 1987, he founded Stephen C Robinson and Company Certified Public Accountants in Concord, New Hampshire – running the business until 2003. There he provided accounting and tax services to over 150 business and 400 individual clients. Services included evaluation of accounting procedures and controls, financial statement and financial forecast attestation, tax planning and compliance, business plans and financing proposals, business acquisition and divesture, choice of entity evaluation, bank and equity financing.

While still running this business, Steve founded Checkmate Payroll Services in 1994 – which continues to operate today. As head of Checkmate, Stephen transitioned the organization from outdated legacy technology into a full-service, cloud-based Workforce Management Solutions company that provides services for payroll, time and attendance, human resource management, and more.

Steve started his career in the United States Air Force and continued on to hold senior roles in accounting, auditing, and controlling at companies including International Packing Corporation; Killion, Plodzik, and Sanderson; and Hussey Plastics Company.

In addition, Steve presented tax seminars to tax professionals throughout the United State. Steve is currently and mentor and treasurer of SCORE in Portland Maine.

To stay on top on trends in business and financial management, Steve continuously updates his skills with training on new technology and policy- and tax-related areas such as Social Security, Medicare, and Affordable Care Act reporting. He has also been published in the Nashua Telegraph, Concord Monitor, Taxation for accountants and Taxation for lawyers.

Stephen is a certified Public Accountant in the state of New Hampshire. He also holds a BS in Business Administration from Plymouth State College and an MS in Taxation from Bentley College. Areas of expertise include:

  • Income and Payroll Taxes
  • Financial Management and Consulting
  • Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Business Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Affordable Care Act Compliance
  • Accounting System Selection and Installation
  • Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership and Collaboration
  • Financial Reporting
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Today, Stephen is focusing his energies on customers of The CFO Connection throughout New England. With proven communication and interpersonal skills – mixed with years of financial and business experience – he looks forward to building positive and long-term business partnerships with clients and professionals of all levels and helping organizations achieve their goals.