Richard E. Groover

Richard E. Groover

Shareholder CPA, MSA

Summary of Experience

Richard has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, serving clients across a broad range of industries with expertise in attestation engagements and merger & acquisition consulting, among other areas.

He is the leader of the firm’s accounting and audit department and is charged with keeping the firm’s attest practice up to date with the latest changes in accounting standards, technology, and ideas to improve engagement efficiencies. He also leads the firm’s Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution and Retail & Franchise Client Service Teams and co-leads the firm’s Not-For-Profit Client Service Team.

EDUCATION

Old Dominion University 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant; Virginia

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • United Way of South Hampton Roads Young Philanthropists
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - governing council
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants - chair '18-'19, executive committee member '16-'19, board member '13-'19
  • Old Dominion University - accounting department adjunct faculty 

Speaking engagements

  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, “You Can Afford College” workshops
  • Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Audit & Accounting Updates
  • CPAmerica, Foreign Currency Hedging with Mark Gargano

Awards

  • Inside Business "Top 40 Under 40" honoree
  • CoVaBIZ  "Millennials on the Move" honoree
  • Virginia Business "Super CPA", multi-year honoree
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants "Top 5 Under 35" honoree