Rich Hirschen provides key guidance for closely-held businesses in the areas of tax strategy, audits, developing financial systems and internal control procedures. He assists clients with revenue recognition procedures, accounts payable systems and management reporting and analysis systems, as well as with strategic planning.
Rich serves companies in several industries, including architecture and engineering, energy, restaurants, high technology, food distributors, software developers and others. He is a key member of the audit and accounting department and provides clients with financial statement services such as audits, reviews and compilations, as well as annual tax planning and compliance.
Rich brings more to a business than just his expertise in accounting. His knowledge of broader business issues lead to accounting and audit work that becomes an opportunity to discover ways of improving performance and profitability. He integrates the accounting and audit functions into overall strategic planning. He is quick to identify, analyze and solve problems.
Prior to joining Gray, Gray & Gray in 1996, Rich worked with a large national accounting firm and then became Controller at an international food distributor that counted among its customers major international chains. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), and the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. Rich also serves as a trustee at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA and was Treasurer for the Family Business Association.