About Us

Our firm specializes in quality tax and accounting services to both individuals, and businesses. We work alongside our clients so that they can reach their personal and business financial objectives.  What differentiates us from other firms is the personalized service that we provide.  We work hard to stay informed about the most recent tax laws and, more importantly, the impact of these laws on the financial lives of our clients.  We do this to better serve our clients, allowing them to focus on running their businesses, spend time with their families, and live life!

One of the major goals of our firm is to help our clients prosper.   We accomplish that by suggesting ways to increase revenues, lower expenses, improve efficiency and lower their tax burden, all of which leads to more money in their pockets.  Our business clients range from entities set up as regular corporations, S-Corps, LLC's, partnerships, and sole proprietors.

Every return is analyzed by a Certified Public Accountant with years of tax training and experience to make sure that every available credit and deduction is utilized.  Once a return is completed, we give our clients a chance to review so, if there are any questions, we can discuss them.   Also, we don't disappear from May through November;  we're available to our clients all year should any questions or issues arise.

We will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime.

Melinda Bucknam, CPA  

Melinda Bucknam brings a broad base of experience and well-rounded perspective to every client. She received her formal training from two of the largest international accounting firms in the world, then Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. Her experience comprises preparation of all types of tax returns and financial statements.

As a senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, Melinda oversaw audits, prepared and reviewed corporate and individual tax returns, conducted tax research and developed tax planning strategies. She became fluent in many different accounting software programs in which she trained clients and other accounting professionals.

Melinda graduated from the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Finance. While working for Price Waterhouse in Miami, she was enrolled in the Masters of Taxation program at Florida International University and sat for the CPA exam.

Melinda is an active member of her local community where she has served on several boards and acted as an ambassador for the Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce for several years. She is licensed in both Colorado and New York.

Dawn Rodecker, CPA

Dawn Rodecker is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a Business Minor, followed by a Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Public Finance.  Dawn offers over 20 years of diversified and extensive experience in accounting and administration that includes maintaining client financial accounts; processing payroll, benefits, and journal entries; producing monthly and year-end financial statements; analyzing financial data and preparing  individual and business tax returns.   She has a strong business sense and uses this ability to assist her clients in achieving their goals.  She enjoys getting to know her clients, understanding their businesses, and helping them thrive.

Dawn previously worked for five years with a local CPA firm where she most recently served as the Accounting Manager.  Prior to that, Dawn owned her own accounting business for several years and held management and accounting positions in the hospitality industry.  She has held other positions such as the Assistant Director of Fiscal Accountability for the Charter Schools Institute and Treasurer of a local school district. She is an active member of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County.

Dawn's superior communication skills and expertise with cloud accounting and tax preparation technology help to guide Bucknam & Rodecker clients through the process of growing their businesses and financial wealth, and answering any questions they may have along the way.

Lauren Corneal, Senior Accountant

Lauren Corneal is our senior accountant at Bucknam & Rodecker CPAs.  She graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a major in Accounting. Lauren had previously worked as a staff accountant for several years with a CPA firm located in central New Jersey.  Her experience is concentrated in tax, small business accounting, and accounting software.  Lauren uses her experience in accounting and strong communication and analytical skills to help clients find innovative solutions to their unique accounting needs. 

Lauren is a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and a Xero Advisor.  Her online accounting software expertise and accounting knowledge allow her to assist our clients in keeping their processes efficient, up-to-date, and ahead of the technology curve.

Andrea MacDougall, CPA

Andrea is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.  She earned a MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Andrea and her family make their home in the Saratoga County community of Wilton.  She previously worked at major national and regional accounting firms, including Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, Urbach Kahn & Werlin, PC, Lavelle & Finn, LLC, and West & Co, CPAS.  She has also served as the controller for a variety of professional services and firms.  Andrea uses her experience in tax and business accounting to help clients with a broad spectrum of services. 

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At Bucknam & Rodecker CPAs, we've been serving the accounting needs of Saratoga Springs, NY and the surrounding areas for years. If you need help managing any aspect of your home or business's finances, we want to hear from you.

Please fill out this form and let us know how we can be of service. We will happily offer you a FREE initial consultation to determine how we can best serve you.

Thank you for visiting. We look forward to working together!

Bucknam & Rodecker CPAs

18 Division Street, Suite 211B,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
T: 518.587.8329
F: 518.633.1271
E: info@saratogacpa.com


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