Professional Services

“Professional Services” include firms in widely diverse disciplines, from architecture, engineering, and interior design, to management, law, and research, to publishing, photography, and communications. Despite obvious denominational differences, these firms have something very important in common: passion. Generally, the people who work in these privately held firms based their careers on a real love of their chosen field. Therefore, they want to focus their time and energy on their life’s work, not on the minute details of running a business. At DB&B, we understand this passion because our team feels the same way about our chosen field – which happens to be the minute details of running a business.

We understand that each day, our professional services clients strive to build a successful practice by creating outstanding client experiences. Our clients come to DB&B for our deep expertise and integrated set of services that allow them to meet their business challenges in an on-purpose, well-coordinated manner. We understand that our clients want something more from DB&B than a CPA or business consultant – they want a professional who will delve into their business and generate fresh ideas on improving operational efficiencies, maximizing revenues, minimizing tax liabilities, planning for the future, and attaining its long-term strategic goals.

Our Professional Service Services Include:

  • Accounting Systems Analysis/Design
  • Auditing
    • Employee Benefit Plans
    • Financial
  • Banking Relations and Financing
  • Business Application Software
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Business Planning and Consulting
  • Business Valuations
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Projections
  • Collateral Reviews
  • Corporate Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Employee Benefits
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Partnerships
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Forensic Accounting/Fraud
  • Individual Tax Planning/Preparation
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Audit Outsourcing
  • Internal Control
  • International Tax Services
  • Inventory Accounting Systems
  • IT Consulting
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Litigation Support
  • Management Consulting (General)
  • Matrimonial Services
  • Mergers/Acquisitions/Divestitures
  • Multi-State Tax Planning
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Payroll
  • Projections and Forecasts for Financing
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Risk Management
  • SAS 70
  • SOX 404
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tax Credit Generation and Utilization
  • Tax Provision and Tax Accounting Consulting
  • Taxing Authority Representation
  • Technology Risk Assessments

In the event that an unusual or particularly challenging issue arises, DB&B’s affiliation with the Allinial Global allows our team to tap into a wealth of experience of other top tax practices who have experience working with professional service clients. Allinial is an association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms that seamlessly share training resources, best practices, information and expertise. DB&B routinely partners with other Allinial firms to work on a variety of projects and accounts around the world. 

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For more information email or call 315-471-9171 to contact:

Michele Dickey, CPA

Michele Dickey, CPA

Michele has over thirty years of experience in tax accounting, consulting, financial statement preparation and compliance services.  She works with closely held businesses within a wide range of industries. Michele has past experience as a Certified Valuation Analyst providing business valuations for companies involved in buy/sell agreements, charitable contributions, family limited partnerships and gifting programs.

Michele received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Le Moyne College.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the Upstate Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council for Legacy Giving and also serves as treasurer for the Estate Planning Council of Central New York. Michele is a past board member and treasurer for the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, Inc., a past board member for the Children’s Consortium and Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, and a past member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.  

Thomas Tartaglia, CPA

Thomas Tartaglia, CPA

Tom has been a member of the Dermody, Burke & Brown Tax department since 1991. He has over 29 years of experience in both industry and public accounting with over twenty years in taxation. As a Tax Senior Manager at the Firm, Tom specializes in corporate and partnership taxation. His clients include those in construction, medical and legal practices and various other industries. Tom has significant experience with special areas of taxation including sales tax, flow thru entities and acquisitions and dispositions of ownership interests in corporate and partnership entities.

He is a member of the Liverpool Village Planning Board and a past member of the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees.  Tom is also a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a 1981 graduate of Niagara University.

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