David J. Cich, III

David J. Cich

Associate

Assurance Services Group

At a glance

As member of Dopkins Assurance Services Group, David helps clients understand business processes and master enterprise risk management implications.  David joined Dopkins as an intern in 2018 and started full time in 2019, and performs audit and review services for a diverse mix of Western New York clients.

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration in Accounting, Canisius College
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Accounting Information Systems, Canisius College
  • Recipient of multiple scholarship awards for academic achievements.
  • Recipient, SAP Student Certification Award

Awards and Achievements

  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society
  • Recipient of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International Award for Excellence in the Canisius College Graduate Accounting Program

Industries Served

  • Closely/Held Family Business
  • Hospitality and Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Food Industry

Prior Experience

While pursuing his academic degree, David served an extended internship at Dopkins, where he was able to gain first-hand experience in many types of engagements including consolidated fiscal report (CFR) audits, consulting, defined contribution plan audits, financial statement compilations, financial statement audits, and financial statement reviews.

For two years, he also worked as a Treasury & Insurance Intern at an internationally recognized manufacturer in the food industry.  Among his many treasury responsibilities included the generation of foreign exchange rate reports to assist in company hedging program.  He also prepared various schedules for leases, intercompany foreign exchange loans, and long-term debt obligations to financial institutions.  David’s insurance responsibilities included the reconciliation of monthly worker’s compensation accrual matters. He also routinely prepared schedules for casualty and workers compensation insurance audits and prepared reports for the organization’s board of directors meetings.

Community Service

David was an active member of the Canisius College community throughout his academic career.  Among his many volunteer activities, he served as a Management Graduate Assistant, where he provided academic guidance to students in preparation for registration and actively worked with “at risk” underclassmen and develop an action plan for academic progress.

A Mentor in the College’s Business in Action program, David guided freshman students through the functional areas of business as they completed a semester long business/product development project.  In his role as an Accounting Tutor, he instructed students on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for multiple courses including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Advanced Accounting.

He also served as the Finance Committee Portfolio Manager for the United Student Organization and was responsible for auditing the club’s spending activities.