David Richard, CPA

Director of Assurance Services
Director of Assurance Services


David obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Transylvania University in 1987. He then worked in the Lexington offices of large, international firms until 1999 when he began his career at Dean Dorton. David has 29 years of experience providing audit and consulting services to clients throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Industry Expertise

David serves the firm as the assurance service group’s professional practice technical director and actively serves clients in the college and university, equine, healthcare, insurance, and nonprofit industries. David’s clients have ranged in size and complexity from small nonprofit organizations to large, publicly-traded companies.

Speaking Engagements

Over the years, David has been a frequent speaker on topics including auditing and accounting updates and industry issues such as cost accounting for colleges and universities or reimbursement for hospitals.

American College of Healthcare Executives
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
Health Financial Management Association
Health Enterprise Network, Executive Committee Member
National Association of College and University Business Officers

Commerce Lexington, Leadership Lexington Class of 1994
Foundation for Affordable Housing, Treasurer
Junior Achievement, Past Board Member
LexArts, Past President
Lexington Country Club, Past President

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, 1987, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky