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UHY Elects Rick David, Chief Operating Officer of US Member Firm as New Chairman

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November 07, 2018
CHICAGO—UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network, has appointed the Chief Operating Officer of US member firm UHY Advisors, Inc., Rick David, as the new chairman of UHY.
 
Rick started his career in the audit practice of one of the ‘Big Four,’ where he practiced for 30 years. He joined the UHY Board of Directors in October 2012 and currently serves as the treasurer of UHY.
 
As well as being a well-respected auditor and business adviser, Rick also has experience as an accountancy profession regulator and standard setter.
 
During his more than 40-years’ experience in the industry, Rick has worked with a wide range of clients from multinational corporations to smaller entrepreneurial enterprises. He also contributed to the accounting profession through his service on the Michigan State Board of Accountancy and the Professional Ethics Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
 
Rick comments: “Being chairman of one of the largest accounting and consultancy networks in the world presents a really exciting opportunity.”
 
“We are already seeing a large increase in cross-border work coming to the network and that is something that we intend to build on. More of our clients want our member firms to represent them globally and that is what this network facilitates.”
 
One of Rick's key priorities during his time as chairman is to expand on the strong links between the member firms across the UHY network and will look to build on the increased flow in referral work between countries to enhance the knowledge shared between local offices. This includes expertise in many newer technological developments taking place in the industry.
 
Says Rick: “The growth in innovative new accounting practices, integrating AI and data analytics for example, are opening up a range of possibilities for the profession – to do work more efficiently and rigorously. These developments have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements in the audit process.”
 
“The UHY network gives member firms the opportunity to share knowledge of new developments with offices across the world. Utilising these links also allows us to develop the next generation of leaders in the industry.”
 
“With a more globalized and connected world than ever, the industry has to 'think local, go global.' The UHY network is a key vehicle to help us build relationships with clients and serve them by tapping into that wider bank of expertise across the world.”
 
Rick takes over as Chairman from Bernard Fay, managing partner at UHY Fay & Co, UHY's Spanish member firm and one of the top 20 leading firms in Spain.
 
About UHY LLP
UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are US members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.
 
About UHY, the network
Established in 1986 and based in London, UK, UHY is a leading network of independent audit, accounting, tax and consulting firms with offices in over 325 major business centres across more than 95 countries. Our staff members, over 7,850 strong, are proud to be part of the 16th largest international accounting and consultancy network. Each member of UHY is a legally separate and independent firm. For further information on UHY please go to www.uhy.com.
 
UHY press contact: Dominique Maeremans on +44 20 7767 2621 Email: d.maeremans@uhy.com.
 
UHY is a member of the Forum of Firms, an association of international networks of accounting firms. For additional information on the Forum of Firms, visit www.forumoffirms.org.
 
UHY is an international association of independent accounting and consultancy firms, whose organizing body is Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company. Each member of UHY is a separate and independent firm. Services to clients are provided by the UHY member firms and not by Urbach Hacker Young International Limited. Neither Urbach Hacker Young International Limited nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.
 
Contact:
Chris Clark
(586) 843-2637

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