Thomas R. Emmerling, CPA, CFP, CGMA

Managing Member
Tel:  716-634-8800 | 888-634-0001

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As Managing Partner for Dopkins & Company, LLP, and Managing Member for Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC*, Tom Emmerling has the overall responsibility for the operation and vision of each firm, working to continuously develop strategies to improve business processes and suites of services. Each and every day, Tom lives the principles of Dopkins Core Values: a “One Firm” approach that aligns a client-centered business practice with a passion about people, while striving to reach the highest level of professional standards, ethics and integrity.

Capitalizing on his 40 years of experience as a certified public accountant and certified financial planner, Tom helps clients solve complex financial issues. He routinely serves as a liaison in bringing together Dopkins members from across service areas to collaborate on providing big-picture solutions to help clients build, protect and transfer wealth.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants— Buffalo Chapter positions held:
    • Director
    • Chapter President
  • Canisius College positions held:
    • Trustee
    • Council on Accountancy (past chair)
    • Executive Committee (former member)
    • Member of the Board of Regents, (past chair)
    • Student Recruiting Committee (past chair )
    • Student Experience Committee (past chair)
    • Honorary member of Beta Gamma Sigma 2014
    • Outstanding Accountant of the Year in Western New York – 2004 recipient
    • Outstanding Alumnus – 1994 recipient
    • DiGamma Honor Society
    • Leadership Society member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership treasurer
  • Leadership Buffalo past treasurer
  • Editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy

Awards & Achievements

  • Recipient, Canisius College LaSalle Medal.  The LaSalle Medal is presented at the undergraduate commencement ceremony to outstanding alumni who have made substantial contributions to advance the interests of the College (Presented May 2021)
  • Listed, Who’s Who in Banking and Finance, published by Business First of Buffalo
  • Graduate, Leadership Buffalo
  • Recipient, Canisius College Outstanding Accountant of the Year in Western New York (2004)
  • Recipient, Canisius College Outstanding Alumnus Award, (1994)



B.S. in Accounting, cum laude, from Canisius College

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