“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.
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.
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
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.