Daniel P. Phillips

CONTACT: dphillips@schneiderdowns.com

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Dan has more than 12 years of experience in all areas of tax planning, research and compliance and international tax for both closely held and publicly owned businesses.

Dan provides services to the firm’s clients that include the development and communication of tax strategies to management; international tax planning and compliance; coordination and review of corporate, partnership and individual income tax returns; management of federal and state income tax examinations; S Corporation/shareholder tax planning and sales/use tax issues.

Dan's industry expertise includes: manufacturing, transportation, professional services, real estate and construction. Dan is the co-chairman of the firm's Transportation Industry Group.


B.S. - Accounting, Penn State University - Behrend

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member—Western Pennsylvania Tax Conference Committee, an organization focused on the development of tax professionals within the region

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
I love hockey. 

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
When dealing with others, place yourself in their shoes to gain perspective

What was your childhood dream?
To be an inventor

People would be surprised to know that I…….

have been skydiving

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
The planning and problem solving that we do every day. 

What was your first job?
Hills Department Store – putting price tags on clothes

Do you have a “motto?”
Always be positive. Always be optimistic. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
When it comes to your career - focus on the long term and the big picture.