Rob Brand, EA – President
Rob Brand is a graduate of the University of Delaware Class of 1993 with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Business and Technical Writing. Rob joined Comprehensive Business Services (CBS) in 2006 working closely with Robert Dotey to continue the firm’s development and expansion. Rob assumed his current position as President of CBS in 2009. In addition to Rob’s 20+ years of private business management experience, he holds the elite status of Enrolled Agent (EA), which is the highest credential that the IRS awards. As an Enrolled Agent (EA), Rob is recognized by the IRS as having unlimited practice rights – equivalent with those of an attorney or a certified public accountant (CPA) – which allows him to represent any and all taxpayers in any type of tax matter before all IRS offices.
Rob is very involved in the industry on both a local and national level. Locally, Rob is a member of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and an active member of a local Business Networking International (BNI) chapter. On a nationwide level, Rob is a member of the National Society of Enrolled Agents, National Society of Tax Professionals, and the National Society of Accountants.
Rob enjoys many hobbies including reading, cooking, travel and sports. He particularly enjoys golf and hockey, as well as soccer and scuba diving. Rob is also active in his local community where he was a Volunteer Coach with the Youth Soccer Program of the YMCA of Delaware and is currently a Leadership Committee Member at Wilmington Friends School<
Robert Dotey, Ph.D. – Firm Advisor
Robert Dotey founded Comprehensive Business Services in 1993. With a B.S. in Accounting from Goldey-Beacom College, Masters Degrees in Accounting and Taxation from Widener University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Walden University, he brings with him an extensive knowledge of Business Management and Finance. His education combined with his real world experience has contributed infinitely to the success of CBS.
During his career, Robert was a Registered Investment Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and held both a Public Accounting License in the State of Delaware and a Securities License with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). He also previously held certifications as a Funds Specialist, Trade Specialist and Fraud Examiner. With his 35+ years of Business Management experience and 30 years of International Business experience, Robert is a valuable asset to the clients of CBS.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys skiing, diving, running and photography. His special interests include investing and real estate. He has also been engaged in the industry throughout his career, including 14 years (1980-1994) as Lead Speaker for the American Business Group for IPO’s and time as an Adjunct Professor teaching Taxation with University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College.
Matt DaCosta, CPP -Department Manager
Matt DaCosta is a University of Delaware Class of 2011 graduate with a B.S. in Accounting. He joined CBS in January of 2013 and currently manages CBS’ Payroll Department. As a Certified Payroll Professional, Matt brings an intimate knowledge of payroll management and taxation to CBS. His four years of accounting experience, attention to detail, enthusiasm toward the industry and dedication to clients are what make CBS’ Payroll service stand out from other payroll companies. In addition to being a Certified Payroll Professional, Matt also participates in the IRS’ Annual Filing Season Program with a yearly Record of Completion from the IRS. Matt is a member of the American Payroll Association and also is an active member of a local Business Networking International (BNI) chapter.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys following Philadelphia sports teams, reading and technology.
Matt Rossi – Department Manager
Matt Rossi is a Delaware Technical Community College Class of 2014 graduate with an A.A.S. in Business Administration. Matt joined CBS in July of 2013 and manages the Bookkeeping Department, as well as being an integral part of CBS’ Tax Prep Team. Matt is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and participates in the IRS’ Annual Filing Season Program with a yearly Record of Completion from the IRS. His expertise in the areas of Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, Data Processing and QuickBooks, combined with his attention to detail, strong communication skills, and positive attitude toward teamwork make him an asset to the CBS team.
In his spare time, Matt’s volunteer involvement with his church’s Youth Group for Young Neighbors in Action initiative took him to Toronto and New Mexico where the group worked to help low-income families by aiding in minor construction projects, food drives, and other charitable activities. He also enjoys sports, fitness and computers.