Custom Accounting Solutions (CAS)
The world is changing and so are the demands on your business. Businesses in this fast-paced economy need real time financial data at their fingertips. This information needs to be in a format that is easily accessible from anywhere, easily managed, and utilized properly. Dermody Burke & Brown's Custom Accounting Solutions (CAS) can help. We can deliver the outsourced accounting support that is right for your business. Whether it is Basic Accounting, Advanced Accounting or a Full Service Accounting Department, we can provide the solution you need.
Our firm has been providing valued strategic business, tax, and a wide range of consulting services for over 65 years. We take the time to understand your business operations, past success, current challenges, and future goals to create the infrastructure needed for your success.
DB&B, along with our CAS team, has extensive experience in all levels of finance and accounting. We can help streamline your workflow, making you more efficient as well as deliver custom management tools designed for success. This will reduce in-house costs and save valuable time by leveraging the latest technologies on all of your devices.
If you are interested in easing accounting costs and processes, or want more real time financial data 24/7, then our Custom Accounting Solutions might be the perfect fit. Our trained, professional team members are happy to answer any questions you may have and assist in making the right decision for your business.
Testimonial from Hear 2 Learn, PLLC
"Financial management is a complicated task for any small business owner. For my company, it requires careful sets of eyes on the various facets of the work we do; so, the transition from an "in-house" financial manager to an outsourced team certainly felt like a risk.
Dermody, Burke and Brown's Custom Accounting Solutions was so worth the risk.
Their team of accountants and managers assisted and offered support for me and my office team every step of the way. They are the careful set of eyes I needed so I could focus on the leadership my company needs. I couldn't be happier with the outcome."
- Arlene Balestra-Marko,Au.D, FAAA,PASC
Principal Member, Hear 2 Learn, PLLC
Hear 2 Learn is a New York State Department of Health and Education approved agency for early intervention and preschool services with services in several counties in Central New York. The agency seeks to enhance the lives of children with diverse special needs by providing individualized and multidisciplinary services, family-centered therapies and community outreach. Hear 2 Learn offers the highest quality of care by investing in our professional staff with mentoring, continuing education, state of the art technology, and support.
The agency officially began in the Summer of 2000 as a sole private practice focusing on home-based early intervention services for the many children who were now identified with hearing loss at birth. In 2007, Hear 2 Learn expanded into clinical audiology services with a full service pediatric audiology clinic that currently provides a wide-range of diagnostic and dispensing services.
Kristin DeWald joined Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC in 2019. As a as a Custom Accounting Solutions (CAS) Manager, Kristin provides outsourced accounting support to a variety of business clients. Her areas of expertise include accounts payable and receivable, reconciliation and balancing, cash flow projections, sales tax calculation, escrow account maintenance, and preparation of annual budgets. Prior to joining the firm, Kristin worked in the bookkeeping/accounting industry for over 8 years.
Kristin graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business (Business Administration minor) and earned a certification as Tax Specialist from El Camino Community College in California.
William Harmatuk, CPA
Bill is a Member with Dermody, Burke & Brown and was the firm’s past Chief Financial Officer. He has over thirty two years of public accounting experience and is a graduate of Syracuse University. Bill has extensive accounting and tax experience with corporations, subchapter “S” corporations, partnerships and individuals. Bill concentrates his practice in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax compliance and planning, and provides services to a variety of clients covering many different industries including service organizations, assisted living and adult care facilities, not-for-profits, manufacturing, construction, transportation companies and professional service firms. Many of the organizations serviced are closely held businesses.
Bill is a past President of the Syracuse Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and past President, Treasurer and Finance Committee member of the Food Bank of Central New York. Bill is also a past board member of the Financial Service Professionals of CNY and first CPA elected to the FSP/CNY Board. Bill is a member of the NYSSCPA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Karen Hovey, CPA, CFE/CFF
Karen joined the Firm in 2017 as a Principal in the Tax Department. She has over twenty-five years of experience in audit, tax, and accounting services as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and over 14 years of experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She is also certified in Financial Forensics. Karen has been involved in the preparation and review of financial statements including audits, reviews, and compilations for both business and tax-exempt organizations. She has experience in the preparation and review of complex individual and business returns.
Karen received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clarkson University. She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She also serves as the treasurer for the Upstate Chapter of the ACFE. Karen is a past member of the board at ENABLE and Transitional Living Services of Onondaga Co., Inc. - known as AccessCNY.
Greg Smith, CPA, MBA
Greg joined Dermody, Burke & Brown in 2011. Greg provides tax, financial statement and bookkeeping services to a variety of industries including contractors, manufacturers, professional services, distribution companies and small business clients. He also leads the Custom Accounting Solutions (CAS) department at the firm. Greg graduated from The State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Greg is the treasurer of the New York Family Business Center at the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College and the treasurer of The Orchard Church. Gregis also a member of the Syracuse Executives Association, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and works closely with startup businesses at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY. In 2013, Greg was a 40 Under Forty Recipient.