Board of Directors


Richard F. Powell, CPA, CGMA – Senior Vice President

Expertise:

  • Accounting, auditing and financial reporting
  • Financial consulting and advisory services
  • Tax consulting and compliance

As a father of five, Rick has attended his fair share of his children’s sports or dance competitions  when he’s not performing audits, preparing tax returns, or providing advisory services.

Rick has been working with closely held businesses for more than 30 years. He began college as an English major, but was also taking accounting courses and soon found that he preferred accounting as a major. The switch was not as extreme as some might think.

“There are similarities between writing and accounting,” he said. “Both involve conceptual thinking and moving things around to find the right order or the best, and proper, presentation.”

Rick believes he made the right choice. “What I like about accounting is that, on any given day, I can get a call from a client relating to any kind of business advice. Working with clients on those special types of advisory services really makes it interesting and rewarding.”

Civic Activities:

  • Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc. – Executive Committee, Board of Directors
  • Better Business Bureau of Central New England, Inc. – Chair, Executive Committee, Board of Directors
  • Diocese of Worcester – Finance Committee, Chair of Audit Committee
  • The Venture Forum, Inc. – Treasurer, Executive Committee, Board of Directors
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Charlton, MA – Chair, Finance Committee
  • JHI
    • Region of Americas, Incoming Chair, Executive Committee
    • International Marketing Committee
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • JD/CPA Committee
    • Key Person Program

Previous:

  • Council of Better Business Bureaus, Arlington, VA, Finance Committee
  • Office of the Massachusetts State Auditor, Transition Team Member 2010/2011
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Greater Worcester Area Committee
  • WPI Venture Forum, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Worcester
  • InnerCity Entrepreneurs, Mentor
  • Friends of the Worcester Public Library, Board of Directors
  • Charlton Municipal Town Building Committee, Member
  • Charlton Youth Soccer, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Charlton Little League, Board of Directors
  • Coached several youth sports teams

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education:

  • BS, Salem State University