Sherri Richardson, CPA
Sherri Richardson, CPA is the company's founder and Partner. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. She started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1987 - 1990, and now possesses over twenty six years of public accounting and audit experience. She performed audits and accounting services for both manufacturing and energy clients. She was compliance (Audit Manager) for Fluor Fernald (Department of Energy) and more recently for Luxottica Retail.
Summary of Qualifications: She managed and performed process mapping & documentation of key processes, conducted process walk- through and risk identification, performed segregation of duties and user authorizations validation, explored and recommended remediation of deficiencies in control design & effectiveness, assisted clients in assuring controls and assessing risk management systems by incorporating control assurance into the audit process and offered a broad continuum of services that help the client develop a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliant environment. As a partner, Sherri's role is to plan, supervise, and ensure timely completion of any project with our clients.
Theresa Harper, Senior Accountant and Business Development Manager
With a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati, Theresa started her career with Arthur Anderson auditing profit and non-profits companies. She worked with Motorola, writing and improving companywide policies and procedures. She functioned as a liaison between external auditors and internal auditors following up and resolving issues. She started her career with Richardson and Associates in 2008. She successfully wrote and verified client grants that complied with strict guidelines, and conducted due diligence review of industries and competition. As the firm's business development manager, she is the person who develops and implements marketing plans and also performs the entire liaison between Clients and Richardson & Associates.
Zhongfang Zheng, CPA Tax Manager
Zhongfang holds a Master of Management in Information Science from Shanghai University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. After Zhongfang came to the United States, she studied at Bowling Green State University and graduated with Master of Accountancy in Aug 2010. She joined Richardson & Associates as a staff accountant right after her graduation. She has been well-trained by the firm in both tax accounting and auditing. She provides a wide variety of client services including tax planning and preparation, auditing and QuickBooks. Zhongfang became a Certified Public Accountant in March 2012.
Lamar Jones Jr. , Senior Accountant
Lamar Jones Jr. services us by enriching our provision of producing excellent accounting services while providing a means for expansion to our clients. As a Senior Accountant he plays an active role as we search for more innovative ways to implement strategies that will ensure above satisfactory results from our clients. He is a graduate from the AACSB Accredited Institution of Murray State University where he received his Bachelors in Accounting and his Master’s in Business Administration. Lamar is currently preparing for the CPA exam.
Princess Dobbs, Accountant
Princess started as an intern with Richardson & Associates back in January 2010 and became an accountant after she graduated from Cincinnati State with associate degree in Accounting in June 2012 . She is currently attending the University of Cincinnati for Bachelors degree in Accounting. As a well-trained accountant, Princess provides excellent auditing and small business accounting services to our clients.
Joseph Tensing, Staff Accountant
Joseph is a new member of our team at Richardson & Associates. He graduated from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy in 2010. As a Staff Accountant, he will provide clients with bookkeeping, tax, payroll, and audit services. He will have an important role in our team providing assistance to clients, improving strategies for both profit and growth.
Eric Opoku, Staff Accountant
Eric worked as an Auditing Assistant in Ghana, West Africa before migrating to United States of America in April 2006. Eric worked with Takoda Trails, a facility that cares for individuals with developmental disability, from June 2006 to February 2013. He has gained numerous experiences working with people with developmental disabilities. Eric also serves as the financial secretary of a local church in Fairfield, Ohio
He graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from University of Cincinnati in December, 2012 and also holds Associate degree in Business from Blue Ash College (Raymond Walters College) of University of Cincinnati. He will serve the clients well in auditing, accounting and tax preparation.
D.Jeana Burke, Medical Auditor
Jeana Burke ,LPN is a new member of our team at Richardson & Associates. In 2003, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) after she received further education from Northern Kentucky Technical Community College. As a very experienced LPN, she worked for Good Samaritan Hospital for eight years and Twin Towners Nursing Home for 4 years. With excellent knowledge and expertise in hospital operations, Jeana is assisting the R& A audit team with hospital and health care audits. She is also responsible for administrative tasks and file management
Naiyu Chen, Intern
Naiyu Chen is an intern for Richardson & Associates, who started her co-op in the summer of 2012. Now, she is studying at the University of Cincinnati, with an accounting major and a finance minor. She plans to get her bachelor’s degree in spring 2014. As an accounting intern, Naiyu is assisting the team in basic accounting and auditing procedures. She is expected to gain the real-world experience to find ways to help our clients succeed, by recommending cost saving tips and identifying new revenue streams.
Payal Patel, Staff Accountant
Payal Patel is one of the newest member of Richardson & Associates. She started as an intern in November 2012 and became staff accountant after she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with Master of Science in Accounting in June 2013. She also obtained Corporate Tax Certification in June 2013 and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in June 2012 from the University of Cincinnati. She is very interested in gaining real world experience for different areas of accounting. She is very interested to apply academic knowledge of taxation to the clients. Payal is very extremely eager to provide great accounting services to the clients.
Brittany Bibb, Intern
Brittany Bibb is an intern with Richardson & Associates, who is an accounting major at the University of Cincinnati. She plans to get her bachelor’s degree in spring 2015. As an accounting intern Brittany is interested in gaining real world experience and new accounting skills. She will also assist the team with basic accounting procedures. Brittany is excited to work with Richardson & Associates and expand her knowledge of the accounting field.
Jeffrey Darkwa, Intern
Jeffrey Darkwa is an intern with Richardson & Associates. Jeffrey is an Information System & a Finance major student at University of Cincinnati. He plans to get his bachelor's degree in 2015. Jeffery is interested in gaining real world experience and developing new skills. He held a summer intern position with one of our client, Marathon.