Nicholas L. Shires, CPA, is the partner in charge of tax services at Dannible & McKee.  Nick has over 17 years of experience providing tax and consulting services to a wide range of clients, including individuals and privately held companies.  He joined the firm in 2004 and has been a partner since 2015. He focuses on the retail automotive, construction and professional service industries, and provides strategic tax planning relating to taxation issues influencing these industries.  Nick specializes in all areas of corporate and individual income tax compliance, including multi-state taxation issues.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State (CPA)

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

  • Community Involvement

    CNY Arts, Board of Directors
    Music for the Mission – Board of Directors
    Syracuse Chargers Rugby, Inc. and Syracuse Silverbacks Youth Rugby Club, Former Treasurer
    Hopeprint – Former Board of Directors and Treasurer


  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Syracuse University (2004)

  • Publications

    Pandemic Driven Accounting Issues – CICPAC Member Webinar, Co-presenter, April 2021

    “The Employee Retention Credit: Take Advantage of This Refund Opportunity,” Syracuse Builders Exchange Construction Contractor Magazine, Co-presenter, March 2021

    Understanding the Employee Retention Credit & the American Rescue Plan Act – Capital Region Chamber Member Webinar, Co-presenter, March 2021, Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Member Webinar, March 2021

    Understanding Eligibility Changes to the Employee Retention Credit – CenterState CEO Member Webinar, February 2021

    “New Law Extends and Enhances the Employee Retention Tax Credit Opportunities,” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, February 2021

    Breakdown of the Tax Law Changes: What Construction Companies Need to Know – AGC NYS Annual Construction Industry Conference, December 2020

    Federal Income Tax Update for Individuals – Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2020

    Recent Changes to Depreciation of Qualified Improvement Property,” Syracuse Builders Exchange Construction Contractor Magazine, Co-author, Fall 2020

    CARES Act for Contractors – A Simple 4 Step Action Plan” – Construction Contractor Magazine, 2020 Special Edition

    New York State Tax Update – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Co-presenter, November 2019, 2018, 2016

    Year-End Tax Planning for Contractors” – CNY Business Journal Ask the Expert, November 4, 2019

    “Financing Green Building Projects with Tax Incentives” – Construction Contractor Magazine, 2019 Special Edition

    “Tax Planning for Small Contractors Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”Dannible &McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center, July 2018

    “The Impact of Tax Reform on Equipment Purchasing for Manufacturers”Dannible &McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center, May 2018

    Impact of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Tax-Exempt Organizations – Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Nonprofit Conference, Co-presenter, February 2018

    Understanding Tax Forms from a Credit Analyst’s Perspective – Risk Management Association, Empire Chapter, June 2016

    Dollars and Sense: An Accounting and Legal View of Small Business – Onondaga Small Business Development Center, Onondaga Community College, November 2015

    Accounting and Tax Considerations for Start-Up Businesses – The Tech Garden, April 2015