Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA is a Partner with KBL, LLP where he is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Emerging Business Group. KBL is a CPA and Advisory firm with offices located in New York and California. KBL was the winner of the 2016 and 2015 Best of Manhattan Award in the Certified Public Accountants category and was awarded the 2014 SmartCEO New York Accounting Firm of the Year award.

Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has over 25 years of accounting, auditing, business advisory services, and tax experience working with both privately owned and publicly held entities in various industries including financial services, media, entertainment, sports, real estate, not-for-profit, technology, and professional services. His experience also includes expertise with SEC filings, and initial public offerings. He advises companies, helping them to identify and define their business and financial objectives, and then provides them with the on-going personal attention necessary to help them achieve their established goals.

In 2016 Richard was presented with the 2016 Arthur Ashe Leadership Award. In 2015 Richard was presented by his alma mater Baruch College with the Baruch College Alumni Association’s “Alumni Leadership Award for Business”. In 2013 Richard received the title of “Best Accountant” from The New York Enterprise Report. Richard is a past winner of The Network Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award. Richard is a recipient of several awards from the National Association of Black Accountants.

Richard has written articles on a wide range of topics, which have been featured in several periodicals including Dollars and Sense, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Network Journal. He has also conducted seminars on a wide range of business topics including SEC matters and taxation for several organizations including the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (New York chapter) and the Learning Annex.

Richard is a member of several organizations including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a 412,000 member global accounting membership organization. Richard is a member of the AICPA Council which is the AICPA’s governing body that takes actions which affect the AICPA and the accounting profession as a whole. Richard is a member of the New York Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a dynamic, global network of more than 14,000 business owners in over 50 countries, for which he has served previously as a Board Member.

Richard is a graduate of Baruch College, and started his career with a Big Four CPA firm.