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Dannell R. Lyne, CPA, MST
Trumbull, CT
Job Title/Place of Work:
Partner at
Dylewsky, Goldberg & Brenner, LLC
I decided to become a CPA because:
I wanted a business-related career
that was stable. No matter how
good or how bad the economy is,
a good CPA is always needed.
One thing about my firm or organization that's best-in-class or exceptional is:
the attentive personalized service to each of our clients. No matter the
size of the engagement, all of our clients are important to us.
The work experience in which I learned the most or was most exciting was:
defend a client position during an IRS audit of amended returns. Ultimately the
IRS agreed with our position and it resulted in a multi-million dollar refund in
which payment had to be approved by the Ways and Means Committee. This in
part led to a change in the tax code to close a particular loophole we used to
our advantage.
If I weren't a CPA, I would be a:
DJ and record producer.
My favorite book is:
A White Collar
Profession: African-American
CPAs Since 1921.
My favorite tv show is:
anything on the
Discovery Channel related to astronomy
My favorite movie is:
Eight Men Out.
If I could have dinner with any famous
person, living or dead, I would choose:
Jackie Robinson.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
during my senior year
of high school and six months after graduation, I was an elevator mechanic
before going to college for accounting.
The best advice I ever received was:
in regards to clients and staff, never say you
don't have time for them, you make the time.
Lyne and his son taking in a Yankees game last summer.
Lyne poses in front of part of his impressive basement
record collection.
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