David J. de Silva, CPA

David has over thirty-eight years of experience providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations.  He currently leads Dermody, Burke & Brown’s Not-for-Profit specialty niche that serves over 100 organizations in Central New York.  David is a graduate of Le Moyne College.  David provides services to a variety of not-for-profit organizations, including fine arts, foundations, human service providers, health care organizations and facilities, and assistive living facilities.  He has extensive experience in consulting and advising his clients on a variety of issues, including internal control analysis and recommendations.

David is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  David received the AICPA certificate of achievement in governmental and nonprofit accounting and auditing.  He is also is a member of the Not-for-Profit section of the AICPA and serves as the Firm’s designated audit quality partner of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center.  David has also been active as a member of the Allinial Global Not-for-Profit Committee.

David served for ten years on the New York State Board for Public Accountancy.  He served two years as vice-chairman and two years as chairman of the Board.  The New York State Board for Public Accountancy advises the New York State Board of Regents and Education Department on licensing requirements, licensing examinations, and practice issues.  Board members participate in licensure disciplinary and/or restoration and moral character proceedings.  David serves on the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).  The UAA is an “evergreen” model licensing law developed to provide a uniform approach to regulation of the accounting profession.  The UAA Committee oversees the UAA and related Model Rules and recommend amendments to the Board of Directors of NASBA and the AICPA. Additionally, he serves on the State Board Committee of the AICPA Board of Examiners and was recently appointed chairman of the State Board Committee.  As chairman of the State Board Committee, he is an ex officio voting member of the Board of Examiners.  The State Board Committee serves as a communications liaison between NASBA and the AICPA.  The Board of Examiners is a senior committee of the AICPA responsible for the oversight, administration and development of the CPA Exam.

David has served as a Trustee and Treasurer of The Century Club of Syracuse and is a member of the Rotary Club of Syracuse and a Trustee of its related Foundation.  He was a founding board member and Treasurer of ProLiteracy Worldwide that has over 1000 member programs in the U.S. and 25 countries around the world.  ProLiteracy Worldwide resulted from the 2002 merger of the two preeminent adult literacy organizations in the world both headquartered in Syracuse, New York – Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America.  He is a past Trustee of Crouse Hospital Health Foundation, past board member and Finance Committee chairman of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and past board member of the Girls Club of Syracuse.

Contact David at 315.471.9171 or djd@dbbllc.com.