Ricky is an Accounting & Assurance Principal whose experience in public accounting includes serving clients in the service, manufacturing, mining, governmental and transportation industries. His experience also includes providing services to certain international companies reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). He has experience providing audit services to public companies (United States and Canada), including registration statements for initial public offerings. Additionally, he serves as the Principal for numerous private companies and employee benefit plan audits.
Ricky began his professional accounting career in 1987 after receiving his B.B.A. in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University. Ricky joined the Knoxville office of Ernst & Young in 1990 and has practiced public accounting since that time.
Ricky is active in various community and volunteer activities including serving as Chairman of the Henry Naff Scholarship Fund through his involvement in the Optimist Club of Knoxville. Ricky previously served as a Board Member for the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Optimist Club of Knoxville, Saving Little Hearts and volunteered his time as a classroom business consultant and teacher for Junior Achievement of East Tennessee.