Deborah E. Finch

Deborah E. Finch, CPA, CVA, CDA is principal with the firm Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd.  Prior to joining Dannible & McKee, Debbie spent 10 years in private industry.  She is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a Certified Design Accountant (CDA) and brings over 10 years of corporate tax consulting experience together with her business valuation and ownership transition experience for A/E Firms across the country.  Debbie is extensively involved in the Firm’s business valuation and ownership transition consulting practice, as well as implementing incentive compensation plans.  She also provides tax planning services to design firms and their owners, including maximizing R&D credits, and other tax incentives unique to the design industry.

In addition, Debbie is also a tax partner with Dannible & McKee, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, our affiliated entity, and has over ten years of experience in taxation and planning for individuals and closely held companies.  Prior to joining Dannible & McKee, LLP, 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 service and manufacturing entities.

Debbie received her undergraduate degree from Le Moyne College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

A summary of Debbie's credentials and professional achievements are, as follows:

Academic and Professional Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Certified Design Accountant (CDA)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, cum laude, Le Moyne College, 1999

Professional Memberships and Organizations

  • 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)

Positions and Experience

  • Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
  • Principal, Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd. (a business valuation company)
  • Valuation and Ownership Transition Consultant to Architectural, Engineering & Design Firms

Community Organizations

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