Robert J. Bauer, 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."

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