Deborah E. Finch

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Deborah E. Finch, CPA/ABV CVA, CDA is a tax partner with more than thirteen years of experience in taxation and planning for individuals and closely held companies. Prior to joining Dannible & McKee 2004, Debbie spent ten years in private industry. She is responsible for overseeing tax engagements for a variety of the firm’s clientele, with a focus on professional service, health care and manufacturing entities.

In addition to her work in the corporate and individual taxation and planning arena, Debbie is extensively involved in the firm’s business valuation and succession planning practice. She works closely with Architectural/Engineering (A/E) firms and other closely held professional practices on the development of business valuation studies and structuring ownership transition plans.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State
    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)

  • Community Involvement

    Hospice of Central New York, Vice President of the Operating Board of Directors

    Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York, Board Member (2009-2017) and President (2012-2013)

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, cum laude, Le Moyne College, 1999

  • Publications

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

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

    “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