Robert J. Bauer, CPA

Robert J. Bauer, CPA


"My goal is to not only provide excellent customer service, but to develop a strong relationship with my clients. I aim to gain an understanding of what matters most to them and help them be successful. At Szymkowiak & Associates, our focus is on utilizing our dynamic talent and expertise to provide the highest level of client satisfaction."

- Robert J. Bauer, CPA

As Szymkowiak & Associates' Tax Director, Bob utilizes his 25-years of experience in the public and private sector to provide high quality compliance and planning services that meet the needs of his individual and business clients. Bob strives to work collaboratively with his clients to build long-term relationships and to help them achieve their goals in the most tax-advantageous manner."

Professional Experience

  • Szymkowiak & Associates CPAs, PC, Tax Director (present)
  • Dopkins & Company, LLP, Tax Director (2014 – 2021)
  • Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLC, Tax Principal (2006 -2014)
  • Prior experience at Ernst & Young, LLP and in the private sector (1994 – 2006).

Areas of Expertise

  • Business tax returns and planning
  • Multistate tax returns and planning
  • Accounting for income taxes
  • Individual tax planning and compliance
  • Tangible property services and consulting
  • Incentives and credits
  • IRS and state tax authority representation


  • Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
  • B.S. Accounting, 1993


  • Certified Public Accountant, New York State
  • Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Special Olympics Buffalo Polar Plunge Planning Committee and participant



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