Our Services

Plan Design and Set up

Each business is unique and your employee benefit plan should reflect the unique requirements of your business.  Dermody, Burke & Brown will help you analyze your needs and build a plan to help you meet your retirement planning goals.

  • Plan Design
  • Plan Document preparation
  • Preparation of Summary Plan Description and other administrative forms
  • Preparation of necessary Amendments to keep your plan in compliance

Third Party Administration Services

Our retirement plan administration services can vary based on your needs.  From consulting projects to daily valuation plans we can offer services that will fit the needs of your business:

  • Daily, Quarterly, Semi-annual or Annual Plan Valuations
  • Cash or Share Accounting Methods
  • Eligibility Determination                                    
  • Allocation of Employee Deferrals                                           
  • Allocation of Investment Gains/Losses                                   
  • Loan Administration                                                       
  • Non-discrimination & Coverage Testing                         
  • Preparation of Form 5500                                                                
  • Preparation of Forms 1099-R, 1096 and 945
  • Participant Web Access
  • RS DOL Audit Representation
  • Trust Accounting
  • Allocation of Employer Contributions
  • Distribution Processing
  • Participant Statements
  • Fee Disclosures
  • Preparation of Summary Annual Report     

Consulting Services

We act as an outside consultant when businesses already have an Investment Manager and Third Party Plan Administrator, but prefer to have an object review of their plan.  We are able to review plan design, cost structure and administrative practices.  

Eployee Lising

For more information email or call 315-471-9171 to contact:

Tina D’Agata

Tina D’Agata

Tina is a Senior Manager at Dermody, Burke & Brown in the Retirement Plan Design and Administration department.  As an employee at the Firm for over fifteen years, her seasoned experience in the Industry allows her to efficiently design, prepare and administer retirement plans for a variety of clients.  Tina personally meets with clients and staff to discuss employee benefit options and assists the CPA Firm with their audits of employee benefit plans.  Tina is proactive in her retirement planning approach and attends educational seminars to keep abreast of the many changes that occur within the industry.

Tina is a graduate of Hartwick College and a leading member of Dermody, Burke & Brown’s Young Professional Committee and Wellness Committee.  She is a board member and Finance Committee member of the Gingerbread House of Syracuse, a board member and Secretary of the Thousand Island Park Cottage Owners Association, Inc., a member of the United Way of CNY Young Leaders United, and is actively involved with the Blessed Sacrament School.  Tina is a 2016 graduate of the Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, designed to increase the diversity of not-for-profit boards and leadership in the Central New York area.  She is also a 2016 40 Under Forty Honoree.

Madelyn Hornstein, CPA, CEO

Madelyn Hornstein, CPA, CEO

Madelyn has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown since 1983 and serves as the Firm’s Chief Executive Officer.  She focuses on setting the company’s future course through strategic growth, ensuring continued client success, and maintaining the personal relationships so vital to a successful Firm.  In addition to servicing a number of small businesses and high net worth individuals with their accounting and tax needs, Madelyn also heads Dermody, Burke & Brown’s Employee Benefits division.  She and her team provide design, set-up and on-going administration of retirement plans.  Madelyn ensures that the plans are compliant and also consults on a variety of employee benefit issues and individual retirement planning.

Madelyn is a graduate of SUNY Cortland and holds an MBA from Syracuse University.  She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Women Presidents’ Organization, and is on the Firm Management and Nominating Committees for Allinial Global. Madelyn serves as a board member for Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield’s CNY Regional Advisory Board, CenterState CEO and the WISE Women's Business Center. She is also involved with the Professional Advisor Council at Syracuse University.  She is a past Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Central New York Community Foundation and continues to serve on their Professional Advisor Council.

Mary Beth Madlin

Mary Beth Madlin

Mary Beth has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown since 1985.  As a Senior Manager of the Retirement Plan Design and Administration department, Mary Beth focuses on all facets of retirement planning from plan design to daily administration.  She specializes in managing define contribution plans and provides on-going administration of retirement plans for a range of clients.

Mary Beth also provides outside consulting services and reviews plan design, cost structure and administrative practices. Mary Beth is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College and continues to shape her thirty-two years of knowledge in the industry by attending continuing educational seminars. 

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