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Charter School Audits --- Cincinnati Leadership Academy                              

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Grant Writing/Non-Profit Application Client ---  Clean Clothes Foundation      

Theresa, I think your team is amazing!  I went mailbox and the 501c3 appoval was there.  I have

attached a copy and the signed letter.  Thanks!

                                                                                             ---Terrance Sebastian

                                                                     President, Clean Clothes Foundation

NONPROFIT CLIENT --- Cincinnati Human Relations Commission       

Richardson & Associates has served as the independent auditors for the Cincinnati Human 

Relations Commission (CHRC) for almost 5 years. Their attention to detail and supportive 

services is top notch. It is without hesitation that I recommend Richardson & Associates’ (R&A) 

audit team for their high-quality audit work and due diligence.Thank you, Richardson & Associates 

for your impressive work!                                                                                                   

                                                                             --- Ericka King-Betts, PhD, Executive Director                                                                    


MAILING & PRINTING CLIENT --- Premier Mailing and Fullfilment                                       

Premier Mail & Fulfillment has utilized Richardson & Associates as our accounting firm for the past two years. Their services are outstanding and they far exceed the performance of our previous accountant. More than just an accounting firm, Richardson & Associates provides both me and my company with valuable insight on industry trends, cost saving techniques as well as referrals to other business opportunities.  We are very pleased to be associated with Sherri Richardson and her fantastic staff!

Peter E. McConney


CONSULTING CLIENT ---  C H Smith & Associates, LLC                                                                              

I value Richardson & Associates quality soup to nuts services. As a small business, I have a variety of accounting needs big and small. I have been glad to turn to this team for help. Thanks!

Calista H. Smith, PMP,MBA


AUTO CLIENT --- Motor City Tires

I wanted to take a moment to thank the entire accounting team at Richardson and Associates for displaying such a high level of knowledge in accounting, professionalism, and financial advice.  I want to particularly thank Zhongfang for assisting with tax planning strategies and for having a great deal of patience when analyzing and going over financial reports with me.  These are just a few of the things that you all at Richardson and Associates do that has contributed to the overall growth of my business over the past six years.  Keep up the great work, I love you guys! Thanks!

Tiffany D.Spencer

Motor City Tires

TOP TEN CPA FIRM CLIENT --- CliftonLarsonAllen LLP                                                         

As the Senior Audit Manager of CliftonLarsonAllen(CLA), a top 10 CPA firm in the U.S., I would highly recommend Richardson & Associates (R&A) to any government entities that may need auditing services.

R&A successfully partnered with CLA in performing the FY13 financial audit as a subcontractor for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). This included a financial statement audit, and audit of compliance with the Ohio Revised Codes and the OMB A-133.

R&A did an outstanding job performing several audit tests, including testing:

  • federal cash drawdowns
  • fuel purchased by month
  • employee credit card expense with organizational policies and procedures
  • accounts payable
  • fixed assets, verifying that they were recorded at the proper cost by agreeing the purchases to the invoice of the asset      
  • asset purchases, that they were authorized under the grant agreement (grant compliance)
  • payroll, by testing the  accuracy of their recorded employee information

I was very impressed with the professionalism and expertise of R&A audit staff.  They worked very effectively and efficiently. They fully intergrated with CLA audit team and demonstrated great teamwork spirit.

I really appreciate all the hard work R&A staff put into SORTA audit.  We look forward to working with R&A audit team again when the subcontracting needs arise. 

 --- Michelle L.Hartman , Senior Manager, Assurance Services


UTILITIES CLIENT --- Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati                                  

I would unquestionably recommend Richardson & Associates LLC. As Executive Director of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD), I strongly believe that Richardson & Associates LLC (R&A) is a great Accounting firm that has helped MSD throughout the years in many ways. They have helped to increase efficiencies as stated in their slogan, they are truly “Accounting for your success! ®”

Richardson & Associates was commissioned by Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) to assist Procurement with several projects including developing a standardized process for reviewing and approving professional services contractor pay rates and to recommend a pay rate policy, verifying the accuracy and adequacy of invoices by performing independent assessments, and developing a standardized process to determine consistent multiplier rates.

The results of our projects that Richardson & Associates LLC worked on were very positive. They were able to create a pay rate tool that caused more efficiency and cost savings, discover over $70,000 in errors on invoices for 2 years, and create a tool that references multiplier rates for desired profit margins. Overall, Richardson & Associates LLC has saved MSD rate payers countless dollars through their analytical approach and consulting expertise.

The professionalism and knowledge of the staff was impeccable throughout the time they provided services, and we greatly appreciated the in- depth reports they presented at meetings. Information was readily available from R&A because of their organization processes and they were prepared at all times. They took the time to research and develop the best possible solutions to help our company. We look forward to working with Richardson & Associates in the future!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --- Tony Parrott, Executive Director


CONSTRUCTION CLIENT   ---- Messer Construction                                                                 

On behalf of Messer Construction, it is with great pleasure that I submit this letter of recommendation for Richardson & Associates.

Messer is committed to being an industry leader in the Economic Inclusion community. Our culture is to recognize the value that Minority and Women-Owned businesses bring to our communities, and to strategically provide sustainable opportunities to help them grow their business. Our commitment to diversity is reflected through our core three components of Economic Inclusion, diverse partnerships, various networks and outreach.

Richardson & Associates was successfully partnered with Deloitte in performing our annual audit as a subcontractor over the past two years. Pleased with their contribution in that role, we later commissioned them to perform other tasks, including an overhead rate review. The professionalism and deliverables from Richardson & Associates were outstanding. What could have been a potentially challenging task yielded a satisfied team of contractors – which is not an easy job!

Additionally, Richardson & Associates was a contributing organizer and presenter for our “Doing business with Messer “MBE/WBE outreach event. Their presentation included candid discussions and real life examples on managing cash flow, projecting realistic budgets, capturing all cost, accounting for commonly missed costs, and overhead considerations related to bidding. The program was well attended and the participants provided very positive feedback.

Messer takes pride in working with reputable firms. It is because of their dedication and commitment to professionalism and providing quality services that I look forward to the continuation of a very successful relationship with Richardson & Associates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     --- Sonya Walton, Economic Inclusion Executive


CONSTRUCTION CLIENT   ---- RWB Properties and Construction                                           

"To say Richardson and Associates understood my business needs and helped my business grow would be a serious understatement... Their business slogan fully describes the level of professional service you can expect from them. "We are accounting for your success!" is what they say and I am now a believer! They showed me simplistic ways to cut my cost and connected me to opportunities to make even more money! Use them for Accounting, and you'll have more money to count!?"

                                                                                                                   ---Rodrigo Williams, CEO

The result of the help from our business consultants, Richardson and Associates:

RWB Properties and Construction has grown from a start-up with less than $100,000 annual revenue to a middle-size company with 3.5 million dollar annual revenue within just three years.

NONPROFIT CLIENT --- Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati                                      

" An audit is usually not a pleasant experience - unless your accountant saves you more than $5,000. I hired Richardson & Associates to conduct an audit for Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati(PPS) fiscal year-end in September 2010. I knew PPS could face an IRS penalty for a deadline mix-up, but Sherri Richardson, founder of Richardson & Associates, showed me ways to save the penalty and found cost-savings strategies, too.   Richardson not only reviewed PPS' books, but also analyzed PPS website, donation outreach and operations to maximize its potential. Richardson and Associates took the time to work with us on so many levels, They gave us many avenues where we could improve. It has really made a difference."     

                                                                                             --- Rolonda Smith, Executive Director

                                                                  From the Cincinnati Enquirer 


CLIENT IN EDUCATION INDUSTRY --- Cincinnati Public Schools                                             

"The first thing I recognized about Sherri is her drive. Sherri's firm bid on a Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) diversity and workforce participation audit contract, and when Sherri introduced herself and her firm, it was evident that she really wanted her firm to do the work. More importantly, after her firm won the contract, Sherri not only wanted to get the work done, she wanted to get it done in the best way for the client. In the end Sherri and her firm went above and beyond what was expected. Sherri cares, and this was clearly reflected in her firm's completed work product for the diversity and workforce participation audit.”

---Michael Alao, CPA,

Director of Internal Audit Department

EDUCATION SERVICE PROVIDER CLIENT ---- Envision Learning Center                                 

Richardson & Associates (R&A) audited the Envision Learning Center FY 2011 financial statements. R& A team did a wonderful job! As CPAs, they did great in terms of the quality of the audit. What made me so satisfied is that they did so much more beyond their duties.  I received excellent tips from the partner of R&A, on how to improve my record keeping, and put sound policies and procedures in place for check-writing, retaining supporting documentation etc. Envision Learning Center has benefited a lot from this audit. Richardson & Associates really is  “Accounting for Your Success®”!

---Sheryl Garner, President & Founder

Cost Consulting Clinet --- GBBN Architects, Inc.                                                                       

Richardson and Associates has provided excellent service to wgArchitects.  We have a dedicated client manager who is experienced and a pleasure to work with. Services are provided timely and professionally. And Sherri Richardson herself stays in contact to make sure we are happy and satisfied.

John Bunyan CPA, Principal | CFO

GBBN Architects, Inc.

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