The business of producing food and food products is like no other. In what other industry does a local producer compete directly with producers from countries all around the world? From marketing your product, accounting for the results of operations, and filing and paying taxes - to federal and state regulation, risk management and operations management - you face issues that are unique to the agricultural industry.
At Dermody, Burke and Brown (DB&B), we assist our clients in a wide range of areas in the agricultural industry and provide them the freedom to focus on their current operation while preserving opportunities for the next generation. "From Farm to Table," we serve dairy farms, feed mills, swine/hog farms, beef farms, grain farms, apple orchards, distilleries, wineries, industrial hemp and cannabis farms, vineyards and breweries.
In the event that an unusual or particularly challenging issue arises for your business, DB&B's affiliation with Allinial Global allows our team to tap into a wealth of experience from other top financial firms that have worked with clients in the Agribusiness industry. Allinial is an association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms that seamlessly share training resources, best practices, information, and expertise.
Testimonial from Matt Brewing Co.
Matt Brewing Co. has over 100 years of history and experience brewing high-quality, award-winning beer. As the brewery expanded, we needed a CPA Firm we could trust so we were free to focus on mastering our craft. CEO Nick Matt hired Jim Kane and Dave Bowles (photographed) to provide tax, auditing & accounting services at the highest professional level for over 20 years. Without the expertise and continuous support of our longtime CPAs, our longevity and growth would not be possible. Today, Matt Brewing Co. is one of the most respected breweries in the country, and wins awards and accolades for its beers around the world.
Matt Brewing Co. is an award-winning, family-owned brewery based in Utica, NY. It was founded by FX Matt pre-Prohibition and is the producer of the Utica Club brand and the Saranac brand. Matt Brewing Co. has been a community pillar for over 128 years and has expanded to include a brewing tour center, bar/tasting room and a gift shop. Matt Brewing Co. is based on the principles of family, quality & innovation, and community.
“We have developed a strong relationship with Dermody, Burke & Brown that transcends numbers. They are true business professionals and have contributed to our long term success.”
- Nick Matt
CEO, Matt Brewing Co.
James F. Sikora II, CPA, MBA
James F. Sikora, CPA, MBA is a Manager in the Tax department at the Firm. He started with Dermody, Burke & Brown as an Associate in 2017. Jim received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Le Moyne College. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Jim resides in Auburn.
David Corey, Jr., CPA
David has been in public accounting for over twenty years, all at Dermody, Burke & Brown. He leads the tax department at the firm across four offices. David developed and leads the Firm’s Agribusiness niche and also works with family owned, closely-held businesses in a wide variety of industries including the Manufacturing and Construction industries. With his advanced expertise, David advises clients on tax compliance and planning, business succession/estate planning and business operations.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He serves as a board member and is a finance committee member for the United Way of Cayuga County and is a past Board Member of the Unity House of Cayuga County. David also is a board member of the Stanley W. Metcalf Foundation, Inc. and the D.E. French Foundation, Inc.
Christine Saar, CPA
Christine Saar, CPA is a is a Certified Public Accountant at Dermody, Burke & Brown with a diverse background in both public and private accounting. As a Tax Senior Manager, her specialties range from tax planning and compliance for small closely held businesses to large consolidated manufacturers. Christine has over 18 years of public accounting experience serving a variety of clients.
She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clarkson University.