ROCHESTER, NY, August 25, 2021 – DKB, a leading regional business advisory and CPA firm, has promoted longtime employees Steve R. Wuest and Kevin C. Woodworth to the position of Principal. Both were previously Senior Managers in the firm’s Tax Services area.
“The promotion of Kevin and Steve reinforces DKB’s commitment to carefully selecting and developing young talent and preparing them to be eventual leaders,” says David J. DeJoy, CPA, Managing Partner. “We’re proud and excited to see such committed and energetic young professionals embrace the opportunity to grow with our firm. Over and over, Steve and Kevin have impressed all who meet them with their outstanding expertise and their commitment to our clients, to their colleagues at DKB, and to the integrity of the public accounting profession.”
DeJoy notes that both Wuest and Woodworth joined DKB right out of college and earned their CPAs while working for the firm. Wuest arrived in 2010 and Woodworth in 2011.
About Steve R. Wuest, CPA
Wuest delivers comprehensive tax and advisory services to DKB clients, particularly those in the real estate, construction, and medical industries. He works closely with clients to understand their goals and analyze transactions, assisting them to make informed business decisions.
Wuest’s real estate clients include developers and investors who hold billions of dollars of assets in dozens of states. He advises on buying and selling properties, and structuring deals to achieve optimal financial and tax results. Further, he works with business owners and other individual clients, delivering tax planning and recommending strategies to reduce their tax liability.
Wuest earned an MS from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and a BS from SUNY Geneseo, both in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He lives in Fairport with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter.
About Kevin C. Woodworth, CPA
Woodworth provides tax-planning and compliance services to executive and high-net worth individuals; small and family-owned businesses; and professional service and health care organizations in DKB’s Personal Tax and Financial Planning practices. He helps clients manage strategies around retirement, executive compensation, estate planning, education planning, and charitable giving. His proficiency in IRA and Roth IRA details allows him to advise clients on tax-efficient investment decisions, and further their short- and long-term objectives.
Woodworth holds an MS and BS in accounting, both from SUNY Brockport. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Locally, he serves as treasurer of CURE Childhood Cancer Association, and serves as board member of Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester. Woodworth lives in Webster with his wife, Kiani.
Based in downtown Rochester, DKB is a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, serving clients across New York State and around the country. The firm provides business advisory, assurance, tax, and accounting services to privately held small- and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.
DKB’s professional advisors focus on delivering proactive, timely, and innovative advice – striving always to understand each client’s unique situations, and to design and execute business and financial strategies that further their short- and long-term objectives.