Richard David

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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, UHY ADVISORS, INC. and
CHAIRMAN, UHY INTERNATIONAL

Mobile: 586 843 2530

ACTIVE & PRIOR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Board Member and Chairman – UHY International
  • At-large member designate – AICPA Council
  • Board Member – Michigan Accountancy Foundation
  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member – Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • MICPA President's Council
ACTIVE & PRIOR CIVIC MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Michigan State Board of Accountancy
  • AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • MICPA – Board Member, Task Force Chair, Professional Ethics Committee
  • Officer – Founders Junior Council, Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Board Member – Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
  • Board Member – Detroit Sports Commission
  • Advisory Council – The Parade Company
  • Member – World Cup Advisory Board

As UHY’s Chief Operating Officer, Rick directs a broad range of firm-wide programs and initiatives driven towards optimizing client service and identifying client expansion opportunities.  He maintains oversight responsibility for Human Resource, IT, Marketing and Finance support functions, working with his colleagues on our firm’s leadership team to share solutions and optimize the strategic impact of each of our internal groups.

He is also responsible for the development and execution of the firm's overall strategic goals, objectives and business plans including firm merger and acquisition activities. 

Rick has more than 40 years of experience with professional services firms where he has developed, grown and managed practices, as well as served clients ranging from entrepreneurial enterprises to global corporations in a number of industries. He is a member of the firm’s national Management Committee.

Rick is also Chairman of UHY International, one of the largest global networks of independent accounting and consulting firms. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Corporate management of UHY Advisors
  • Firm merger and acquisition activities 
  • Strategic planning development and oversight
  • Advisor to Independence and Ethics Committees of the Firm
  • Risk management, including professional liability oversight
BACKGROUND:
  • Licensed CPA in the State of Michigan
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant 
  • Former senior partner of international accounting firm
  • B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance, The University of Michigan
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:
  • Judge for Crain’s Detroit Business’ “CFO of the Year” Awards
  • Panelist, Crain’s General and In-house Counsel Awards
  • Lecturer at Walsh College’s Masters in Accounting Program
  • Designated Instructor – Michigan Specific Ethics 
  • Panelist at various industry and professional events on business practices, ethics, accounting professions, professional liability and other related topics
RECOGNITIONS:
  • American Arab Professional of the Year Award, 2013
  • Recognized in Crain’s “Who’s Who in Detroit Business”

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