About us

Richard G. David

Rick David is Chief Operating Officer of UHY Advisors, Inc., our US member firm, where he directs a broad range of national firm programs and initiatives. He is also responsible for the development and execution of the firm's overall strategic goals, objectives and business plans.

A licensed CPA in the State of Michigan, Rick has more than 35 years of experience with professional services firms where he has developed and managed practices, as well as served clients ranging from entrepreneurial enterprises to global corporations. In addition, he is a member of the executive committee of UHY Advisors, Inc. He joined the UHY Board of Directors in October 2012.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 30 years in the audit practice of a Big 4 CPA firm, 18 years as a partner 
  • Managed significant revenue streams and practice development
  • Developed International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) training programs
  • Served on national Partnership Council and Marketing Advisory Committee
  • Chief Financial Officer for a large regional multi-state law firm and responsible for financial reporting and compliance activities
  • Highly regarded advisor in merger and acquisition field
  • Frequent speaker on a range of topics including corporate ethics, professional liability and the accounting profession.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
  • CGMA – Certified Global Management Accountant

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Globalization
  • Professional services management
  • Marketing and strategic planning
  • Ethics

ACTIVE AND PRIOR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Michigan State Board of Accountancy, appointed by governor
  • Board of Directors, Michigan Accountancy Foundation
  • Professional Ethics Executive Committee – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • Former Chair - MACPA Task Force
  • Committee Member - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

ACTIVE AND PRIOR CIVIC MEMBERSHIPS

  • Booster Club Officer, Cranbrook Schools
  • Officer, Founders Junior Council, Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors
  • World Cup 1984 Advisory Board

SELECTED RECOGNITIONS

  • American Arab Professional of the Year in Finance – 2013 
  • Recognized as one of the “90 for the 90’s” business leaders by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Lecturer to graduate accounting classes 
  • Listed in Crain’s “Who’s Who in Detroit Business” as leading accountant

EDUCATION

  • B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Partner Development Program, Harvard University