Jerry Townsend

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REGIONAL MANAGING PARTNER, UHY LLP PRESIDENT, UHY ADVISORS MO, INC

Mobile: 314 615 1232

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE:
  • Audits, Reviews & Compilations
  • Financial Reporting Assistance
  • Agreed Upon Procedures
  • Financial Forecasts
  • Business Formation & Entity Structuring
  • LIFO Analysis & Computation
  • Financial & Operational Due Diligence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Internal Controls Review & Design
ACTIVE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) 
  • Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society (ICPAS)
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
ACTIVE LEADERSHIP ROLES:
  • YMCA of the Ozarks – Board Member; Past Board Chair
  • UHY International – Audit SIG Chair
  • UHY International – Nominating Committee

     

Jerry is the chief executive officer of UHY Advisors MO, Inc., the Midwest region of UHY Advisors, Inc. He is also a member of the firm’s National Management Committee. 

Since 1987, Jerry has provided his financial insight and leadership to UHY. He has significant M&A experience on both the buying and selling side, with specific expertise working alongside entities with international operations.

Jerry’s primary industry focus is with privately-held companies. He has co-led Missouri’s Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group since 2000. His work with manufacturers has provided him with knowledgeable insight on product costing and inventory accounting and valuation.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  • Assisted executive management and ownership in developing management reporting tools, customer contract modeling, debt refinancing and international expansion
  • Developed costing models that support pricing decisions that helped double the revenues of a company
  • Assisting businesses with generational transitions
  • Assisted management with the accounting and integration of the acquisition of 10 companies in three years, which helped position the company for sale to public company
BACKGROUND:
  • Licensed CPA in the state of Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana
  • B.S. in Accountancy, University of Missouri – Columbia 
  • Joined the firm in 1987
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:
  • “Utilizing Succession Planning as a Tool to Tackle the Skilled Labor Shortage” ISE Magazine (Sept 2017)
  • Numerous speaking engagements and articles addressing cybersecurity, risk management, succession planning and the future of auditing

 

 

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