About Us

Bernard J. Corbishley, CPA

Bernard J. Corbishley, CPA is the founder and President of BC Associates, LLC.

Mr. Corbishley is the former Managing Partner of the largest locally-owned certified public accounting firm in Central New York with over one hundred (100) employees and five offices. He was involved in all aspects of the firm’s management for over 25 years and was personally responsible for the management of all five offices.

Mr. Corbishley facilitated in-house partner retreats and strategic planning sessions as well as annual firm meetings. He was also involved in partner and employee coaching and both niche and general business development. During his tenure, he added several new service offerings, such as Financial Services, Medical Billing, Business Valuations, Forensic Accounting, Internal Audits and Sales and Management training to supplement the firms traditional Manufacturing, Construction and Not-For Profit practices.

Mr. Corbishley increased operational efficiencies of the firm by streamlining work flow while improving the overall quality of the firm’s work product and client service. In addition, he improved audit efficiencies and effectiveness of client work while improving client service and value. While he grew the firm through internal growth, he was also involved in several CPA firm mergers as well as one firm de-merger.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BC Associates, LLC – Fayetteville, NY
President 2010 – Present

Dermody Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC – Syracuse, NY
President 1991 – 2009
Firm Administrator 1986 – 1991
Senior Accountant 1979 – 1985

Niagara Mohawk (National Grid)
Senior Auditor 1985 – 1986

Onondaga Savings Bank
Accounting Supervisor 1976 – 1979

EDUCATION

Siena College (NY)
Bachelors of Business Administration

CIVIC/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Treasurer of the Crouse Health Foundation
President Elect of the Central New York Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Membership Committee Chair of the Century Club
Member of the Blessed Sacrament Church Finance Committee
Member of the Cavalry Club Golf Committee
Past President Onondaga County Child Abuse Council
Past President Blessed Sacrament Church Parish Council
Past Chair of Blessed Sacrament Church Hope Appeal Campaign
Past Treasurer of the Onondaga County Chapter of the American Red Cross
Past Treasurer of Girl’s, Inc
Past Treasurer of Consortium for Children’s Services
Past Member of PKF Continuing Professional Education Committee