Areas of Expertise
Richard works predominately on monthly small business accounting and consulting engagements, flow-through entity income tax return preparation, and individual tax return planning and preparation. He also has extensive experience performing Audit and Assurance engagements and assists our team regularly with these projects.
After graduating high school, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served for six years. During his service, Richard was assigned to assist in the construction and performance testing of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier.
After his service, Richard came back home to Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky where he obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors in Accounting. Richard began his public accounting career with a small Lexington based firm, working primarily in the areas of audit, taxation, and accounting services. During this time, Richard obtained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and gained experience in a variety of for-profit industries and not-for-profit organizations. Richard joined Besten & Dieruf, PLLC in 2019.
Education and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Summa Cum Laude; University of Kentucky
- Certified Public Accountant
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
Significant Recent Professional Education
- Form 990 Preparation
- Federal Tax Seminar