Dennis J Szymkowiak, CPA

Dennis J Szymkowiak, CPA

 

"Our vision is to be recognized as one of the few high-quality professional firms possessing a unique set of skills and experience capable of consistently delivering on its promises."

- Dennis J. Szymkowiak, CPA



As Szymkowiak & Associates' Managing Partner, Dennis is responsible for execution of overall firm leadership and strategy.  He strives to deliver partner-focused tax, accounting and business consulting services to clients that need and welcome intelligent, well-reasoned and defensible solutions to complex financial problems.  It has been his pleasure to directly provide services to many of the firm's clients.  He is motivated and energized every day working with such a successful and thoughtful group of individuals who care so deeply about their businesses and families.

Professional Experience

  • Szymkowiak & Associates CPAs, PC, Managing Partner (2001 - Present)
  • Prior experience includes Partner at Ernst & Young and Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting methods optimization
  • Accounting for income taxes
  • Business entity selection
  • Business succession planning
  • Consolidated tax returns and planning
  • Economic development and state tax credits
  • Estate, gift and trust tax planning
  • High net-worth family consulting
  • International taxation
  • IRS and state tax authority representation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax planning

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S. Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, 1981
  • Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, Leadership Training Program, 1997

Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York State
  • Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tax Division of AICPA
  • Personal Financial Planning Division of AICPA
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bison Scholarship Fund, Vice President and Board Member
  • Buffalo Prep, Former Treasurer and Board Member
  • Elmwood Franklin School, Former Treasurer and Board Member
  • SUNY Buffalo Graduate Tax Program, Former Instructor
  • SUNY Buffalo Advisory Council for Graduate Tax Program, Former Board Member
  • Published author

 

 

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