Barone, Howard & Co., CPAs, P.C. Join Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC


Barone, Howard & Co., CPAs, P.C., a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm based in New Hartford and Rome, joined the practice of Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC, one of the largest locally owned and independent certified public accounting firms in Central New York. As of November 1, 2019, Barone, Howard & Co. began operating under the Dermody, Burke & Brown name.

The combination of these two high caliber firms will enhance client service capabilities by providing additional resources and expanded services.  Barone, Howard & Co. brings added depth and breadth to Dermody, Burke & Brown’s New Hartford office, with the addition of 4 Principals with CPA credentials and 9 Associates, and expands the firm’s geographic footprint with the Rome office.  Dermody, Burke & Brown and Barone, Howard & Co. share a similar foundation and commitment to the clients and community they serve.

 “We are proud of our Central New York roots and this merger positions us to be part of the exciting economic growth taking place in the Mohawk Valley,” says Madelyn Hornstein, CPA, CEO of Dermody, Burke & Brown. “This is a way for us to support our clients, their growth and the development of this region – now and in years to come.”  

According to John Barone, CPA, former Managing Partner of Barone, Howard & Co., CPAs, P.C., “This was the right fit for us and our clients based on the mutual values we share.” Barone adds, “We look forward to expanding our scope of services and footprint.”

Barone, Howard & Co.’s New Hartford employees relocated to the newly expanded, 5,000 square foot office of Dermody, Burke & Brown in New Hartford. The Firm will keep the Rome office, expanding the firm’s reach in that area. Dermody, Burke & Brown will now consist of over 90 talented professionals.

About Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC

Founded in 1956, Dermody, Burke & Brown, which consists of over 90 employees, is one of the largest, locally owned and independent certified public accounting firms in Central New York.  The firm serves the region from four conveniently located offices in Syracuse, Auburn, New Hartford and Rome.  Over 75% of the firm’s client base is closely-held and family owned businesses.  Dermody, Burke & Brown is a member of Allinial Global.

About Barone, Howard & Co., CPAs, P.C.

Founded by John Barone and John Howard in 1981, Barone, Howard & Co. is a highly reputable accounting and consulting firm in Central New York.  The firm consists of 13 employees, including 4 Partners, and has offices in New Hartford and Rome. The firm has extensive experience in privately owned businesses.

(Pictured Left to Right: John Calogero, Principal at Dermody, Burke & Brown, Joel Gallagher, new Principal at Dermody, Burke & Brown, Madelyn Hornstein, CEO at Dermody, Burke & Brown, Debby Fitzgerald, new Principal at Dermody, Burke & Brown, John Howard, new Principal at Dermody, Burke & Brown)

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