Deborah E. Finch

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Deborah E. Finch, CPA/ABV, CVA, CDA, is a partner with Dannible & McKee, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants and a principal with the consulting firm Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd. She specializes in providing income tax services to professional service firms nationwide.

For the past 16 years, Debbie has been extensively involved in the firm’s business valuation and succession planning practice. She serves as a liaison to Architectural/Engineering (A/E) firms on business valuation and ownership transition issues and assists in the development of business valuation studies and in structuring ownership transition plans for closely held professional practices.

Prior to joining the Firm, Debbie spent ten years in private industry.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State (CPA)
    Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA
    Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
    Certified Design Accountant (CDA)

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
    National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
    Certified Design Accountants Association (CDAA)
    Member of various community and civic organizations

  • Community Involvement

    Hospice of Central New York, 1st Vice President (2019-present) and Board Member (2018-present)
    Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York, Board Member (2009-2017) and President (2012-2013)

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in  Accounting, cum laude Le Moyne College (1999)

  • Publications & Presentations

    Successful Ownership Transition for the Design Professional –Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd, Instructor

    Be Aware: Telecommuting During COVID-19 Can Trigger State Nexus,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax & Business Alert Newsletter, November 2020

    Key Considerations in Valuing a Construction Company,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Industry Advisor, Construction Edition, November 2019

    Tax Planning Strategies for A/E Firms and Their Owners – Dannible & McKee, LLP Webinar, Co-presenter, October 2019

    Why Your Internal Ownership Transition Plan is Failing – ACEC National Convention, May 2019

    Controlling Overhead Costs in Your Medical Practice, Dannible & McKee, LLP Industry Advisor, Healthcare Edition, April 2019

    Why Now Is the Time to Start Planning for Your Company’s Business Succession,” Dannible & McKee, LLC Tax & Business Alert Newsletter, April 2019

    “Recent Changes to the Section 179 Expensing Election,” Deltek Blog, December 2018

    Planning for a Successful Ownership Transition – Dannible & McKee, LLC Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Co-presenter, November 2018

    Evaluate Financial and Tax Provisions of Key Agreements – Dannible & McKee, LLC Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Co-presenter, November 2016

    Valuing a Professional Design Firm: How Does your Firm Measure Up? – AIA New York State Saratoga Design Conference, October 2015

    “Multi-State Income Tax Issues for A/E Firms” – Online article, July 2015