Auditing and Accounting
Dermody, Burke & Brown (DB&B) provides Audit, Reviews and Compilation services to a wide range of clients and industries. We bring more to these engagements than just accurate, timely and attentive service - our professionals take time to provide valuable suggestions and recommendations throughout the year. DB&B uses a risk-based approach in performing attestation engagements, which leverages our knowledge of each client to determine the level of work to be performed in each significant area.
Risk-based audits are a continuous process of gathering, updating, and analyzing information about the fairness of presentation of amounts and disclosures in financial statements. Therefore, the audit process is an iterative, nonlinear process, whereby the required procedures may be performed concurrently with other procedures. Risks are evaluated continuously throughout the audit. Simply put, we identify areas with higher risk, tailor our audit programs to address that risk and focus our audit procedures on those areas. This approach results in more efficient engagements.
Testimonial from NUAIR
"In a world that is forever changing one thing that has remained constant is the support of our accounting ﬁrm. Dermody, Burke & Brown provides proactive advice and guidance throughout these turbulent times that is invaluable to our organization.
NUAIR is not your typical not-for-proﬁt and Dermody, Burke & Brown is not your typical accounting ﬁrm. They take the time to understand the complexity of our organization and offer sound solutions to help further our mission. DB&B is the consistency we need as NUAIR continues to evolve and soar to new heights."
- Emily DeMarche
Chief Financial Officer, NUAIR
Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance Inc. (NUAIR) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides unsurpassed expertise in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, aeronautical research, and consulting services.
NUAIR manages operations of the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport and is responsible for the continued advancement of New York’s Advanced Air Mobility Proving Grounds and 50-mile UAS corridor – facilitating beyond visual line of sight testing and commercial drone operations.
Kathleen Burke Barry, CPA
Kathy specializes in audits, review and compilations of manufacturers and closely-held family business. She also is the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee at Dermody, Burke & Brown. She has been with the Firm since graduating from St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1987.
Kathy is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is a board member of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
Shannon Nelson, CPA, CFE, CITP
Shannon joined Dermody, Burke & Brown in 1989. She is the Member serving as the Firm’s Audit and Accounting Department Director and serves as the lead Member on many clients in healthcare and not-for-profit industries. Shannon is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and specializes in the prevention and detection of fraud. Shannon has been a guest speaker on the topics of internal control, fraud prevention and financial literacy at various venues.
She is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Shannon is also credentialed by the AICPA as a Certified Information Technology Professional. She currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer for Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. Shannon is a former board member of the Women’s Fund of Central New York and is past treasurer of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Foundation.
Carolyn Sturick, CPA, CITP, COO
Carolyn joined Dermody, Burke & Brown in 1989 and became the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer in 2009. Carolyn focuses on client service and satisfaction. She ensures the smooth operation of daily Firm business including meeting deadlines, setting performance goals for employees and assessing and implementing operating policies for the Firm. Beyond her position as Chief Operating Officer, Carolyn brings over thirty years of experience in the areas of consulting, auditing and accounting to a wide range of not-for-profit clients and those requiring federal single audits. She is a strong resource within the Firm for technical issues and serves on the Quality Assurance Committee.
Carolyn also has served as Treasurer of a local not-for-profit organization, East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation, and has many years of involvement in the Festival of Races. Carolyn is a graduate of SUNY Oswego. Carolyn is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is also credentialed by the AICPA as a Certified Information Technology Professional.