Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr.

CPA/ABV, CFF, CDA
Partner
315.472.9127 x220

Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CDA, is an audit partner with 30 years of experience providing auditing, accounting and consulting services. Vic specializes in working with Manufacturing companies and Architectural and Engineering firms. His areas of expertise include FAR overhead audits, business valuations, ownership transition, mergers and acquisitions, and forensic accounting. In addition, he focuses on consulting engagements designed to enhance the profitability of his clients, including implementation of performance management techniques, activity based costing projects, customer profitability analysis, improved budgeting and strategic planning initiatives.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State, Illinois, Indiana and North Carolina (CPA)
    Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA
    Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
    Certified Design Accountant (CDA)

  • Professional Affiliations

    Certified Design Accountants Association (CDAA), Member
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Associate Member
    Risk Management Association (RMA), Empire Chapter, Board of Directors

  • Community Involvement

    Board of Directors and Treasurer of Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance
    Board of Directors and Treasurer of YMCA of Central New York
    Board Member of the Manlius Family YMCA
    Board of Directors of the Fayetteville-Manlius Little League

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, magna cum laude Clarkson University (1990)

  • Publications

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

    “Understanding the Value of Your A/E Firm,” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, June 2021

    “Improve Your Financial Statement Analysis,” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, June 2021

    Valuing Your Business in a Volatile Economy – Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2020

    Global Pandemic & Key Impacts on Manufacturing – Dannible & McKee, LLP Manufacturing Conference, Co-presenter, October 2020

    “Are You Operating Effectively in All Key Areas?” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, September 2020

    Keys to Ownership Transition and Business Succession Planning,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax & Business Alert Newsletter, June 2020

    “Ownership Transition Planning for Manufacturers,” MACNY Member Newsletter, November 2019

    Tips for Buying or Selling a Business – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2019

    How Can Manufacturers Increase Profitability and Grow Business Value? – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Manufacturing Conference, October 2019

    Navigating Through the Complexity of FAR Overhead Rates and Audits – Dannible & McKee, LLP Webinar for Architects & Engineers, October 2019

    “Keys to Successful Ownership Transition Planning,” CNY Business Journal Ask the Expert, September 9, 2019

    Considerations for Buying and Selling Small Engineering Firms – ACEC 2019 Annual Convention, May 2019

    Planning for a Successful Ownership Transition – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Co-presenter, November 2018

    “Comparing Audits, Reviews, and Compilations”Dannible & McKee Tax & Business Alert Newsletter, October 2018

    Ten Suggestions for Improving Profitability and Increasing Business Value – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2017

    Training and Consultation on FAR Audits of Oregon Consultants – Oregon Department of Transportation, External Audit Services, June 2017

    “Understanding the Value of Your AE Firm” – Deltek.com, January 2017

    Developed a series of accounting courses for the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (“MACNY”) and presented on numerous topics for the MACNY Finance/Professional Services Council

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

    Effective Inventory Management – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Manufacturing Conference, October 2016

    Techniques to Improve Internal Financial Reporting and Analysis – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2015

    “Improve Your Financial Statement Analysis”Dannible & McKee, LLP Website Resource Center, October 2015

    Effective Budgeting and Strategic Planning Techniques – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Manufacturing Conference, October 2015

    Identifying Issues in Audited FAR Indirect Cost Rate Schedules – 2015 American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Audit Conference, July 2015

    “Understanding FAR Overhead Calculations and Audits for Architecture and Engineering Firms”Dannible &McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center, March 2015

    Understanding FAR Overhead Rates and Audits – American Council of Engineering Companies of New York 2015 Winter Conference/CFO Program Track, January 2015

    Ten Tips for Improving Profitability and Business Value – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2014

    The Importance of Loan Covenants and Their Impact on Annual Financial Statements – Risk Management Association’s Empire Chapter 2014 Fall Conference, November 2014

    Ten Techniques to Increase Profitability – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Manufacturing Conference, October 2014

    Firm Valuation and Managing for Profitability – Revenue is Vanity, Margin is Sanity, Cash is King! – AIA New York State Design Conference, October 2014

    Performing Effective Contract Closeout Procedures – 2014 American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Internal/External Audit Annual Meeting, August 2014

    Financial Ratio Analysis and Managing Your Firm for Profitability – Axium A/E Industry Seminar, May 2014

    Enhancing Shareholder Value and Poising Your Business for Sale or Transition – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2013

    Understanding Product Costs and Pricing – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Manufacturing Conference, October 2013

    Five Great Ideas to Improve Your Financial Analysis – Axium 5IVEIN30 A/E Industry Webinar, August 2013

    “Fraud: Prevention, Control and Detection,” April 2013

    Successful Ownership Transition for A/E Firms – National Society of Professional Engineers, May 2012

    “Ownership Transition Planning for Manufacturing Companies,” March 2012

    Financial Ratio Analysis and Managing Your Firm for Profitability – Axium A/E Industry Webinar, December 2011

    Improving Operations Effectiveness – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Manufacturing Conference, October 2011

    “Understanding FAR Overhead Calculations & Audits,” A/E Business Journal, September 2011