Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Private Sector Practice Group which focuses primarily on privately and publicly held companies and high net worth individuals. Richard has over 35 years of accounting, auditing, business advisory services, and tax experience working with both privately owned and public entities in various industries including media, entertainment, real estate, manufacturing, not-for-profit, technology, retail, technology, and professional services. His experience also includes expertise with SEC filings, initial public offerings, and compliance with regulatory bodies. As a business adviser, he counsels companies and organizations, helping them identify and define their business and financial objectives and then providing them with the ongoing personal attention necessary to help them achieve their established goals.
Richard has written articles on a wide range of topics, which have been featured in several periodicals including Dollars and Sense, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Network Journal. He has also conducted seminars on a wide range of business topics including SEC matters and taxation for several organizations including the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (New York chapter), and the Learning Annex.
Richard is a member of several organizations including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Richard was a founding member of the AICPA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Commission. He has also served as a member of the Governing Council of the AICPA, which is the governing body that oversees and sets policies for the AICPA. Richard is a member and a former board member of the New York Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (“EO”), a dynamic, global network of more than 20,000 business owners in over 50 countries.
Richard was a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award, the Baruch College Alumni Association’s “Alumni Leadership Award for Business”, the Network Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award, the 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and received the title of New York City Best Accountant from The New York Enterprise Report. Richard has received appreciation awards from the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants (NCPACA), and an Inclusion Champion Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Richard is a graduate of Baruch College, where he received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree (Accounting).