Nicole Markwood, Vice President
Nicole is a licensed Michigan and Ohio Certified Public Accountant. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University in 2006 and her Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan in 2009. She has been practicing tax accounting since 2006. She specializes in tax preparation for individuals, tax planning and payroll services. She and her husband, Tony, are lifelong Bedford residents and enjoy the small town community feeling that is offered here. They have one daughter, Avery, and one crazy dog, Charlie.
Sherrie McCormick, Vice President
Sherrie is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Michigan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 2008. She has over 9 years of experience working in tax accounting and payroll services. During this time, she has specialized in the income tax preparation for international taxpayers. She also has extensive experience working with the IRS and state and local tax agencies to resolve client matters efficiently. She has a passion to help small business owners and individuals to manage and grow their financial security. Sherrie was born and raised in Bedford and loves all things Michigan, especially experiencing all the fun the outdoors has to offer. During her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her husband, Jeff, daughter, Maddie, and two dogs, Rocco and Duncan.
Nancy Brancheau, Administrative Assistant
Nancy has been a Collins Accounting and Tax Service employee since 2002. She began as a receptionist, quickly working her way up to Administrative Assistant by taking on more challenging tasks and responsibilities. Her office duties consist of answering the phones, scheduling appointments, faxing, scanning, filing, handling client concerns, discussing tax returns with clients and keeping the office running smoothly. She is happily married to her husband Mike and enjoys spending time with her two sons and many grandchildren.
Lynette Maggard, Administrative Assistant
Lynette has been with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2012. She excels at client relations and is one of the first smiling faces you see at our firm. She understands the stress of tax season and is outstanding at maintaining a level of ease for our clients and for our tax return preparers during such a hectic time. She manages the office throughout the year as well.
Kristy Westfall, Tax Preparer
Kristy has been a tax preparer and reviewer with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2010. She graduated from tax preparation school with honors! Each year she continues to learn more and more about IRS tax code and is able to apply her knowledge and skills to ensure the best results for each return that she reviews.
Krista Parker, Tax Return Processor
Krista has been with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2013. She is an incredible multi-tasker and is always willing to fill in wherever she is needed. She is very inquisitive and ready to learn new things every day.
Jim Markwood, Tax Return Processor
Jim has been with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2016. Since our firm is continually expanding, Jim has been an extremely key member in helping us to grow into what we are today. He is an invaluable member of our team. His efficiency in processing tax return continues to grow each year.
Jim Gregory, Tax Preparer
Jim has been with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2010. He is one of our lead tax return preparers and reviewers. His vast knowledge of the various federal and state tax codes helps to ensure all returns leave our office without error.
Christine Eichler, Office Assistant
Christine has been with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2017. She helps to control the flow of traffic into and out of the office during the commotion of busy season. She is able to take on multiple tasks simultaneously with a smile on her face.
Tamara Perry, Office Assistant and Tax Preparer
Tammy has been with Collins Accounting and Tax Service since 2017. She has many years of experience working during the incredibly busy time that is tax season. She is able to juggle many different jobs around the office, including; answering phones, scheduling appointments, preparing returns, among other things.
Us In The Community
Treasurer – Bedford Alumni Association (2005 – 2016)
Treasurer – Bedford Business Association (2008 – 2009)
Trustee – Bedford Business Association (2006 – 2008)
Vice President – Bedford Football Moms (2005 – 2006)
Treasurer – Bedford Athletic Boosters (2002 – 2004)
Treasurer – Bedford Football Moms (2000 – 2002)
Past Sponsor – Team Toledo
Volunteer – Heroes In Action, Toledo, Ohio
Bedford Business Association (BBA)
Bedford High School Alumni Association
American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA)
Michigan Association of CPA’s (MICPA)
Ohio Society of CPA’s (OSCPA)
National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents (MSEA)
Ohio Society of Enrolled Agents (OSEA)
Women of Bedford United
Golden Heart Awards