M.B.A. in Taxation
B.S. in Accounting
AICPA, Taxation Division
RICHARD A. PARNESS
What first drew you to the accounting profession?
In high school, I was asked by my father to assist with the bookkeeping for his financial planning business. Through this experience, I came to know the wonderful feeling of playing an important role in the financial health of his business. I knew that I was on to something!
Without naming names, describe your favorite client and why you enjoy working with them.
My favorite clients are knowledgeable, engaged and aware of the importance of ongoing dialog.
What do you enjoy most about your professional life?
I really enjoy working with my clients. Each situation is so different and diverse. I love being there to help them navigate through challenging times.
One word to describe you
Best way to relax
All aspects of music – performing and listening.
“In the matter of style, swim with the current. In the matter of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson
Recent book I liked
I generally read technical journals, but I do enjoy Grisham and Patterson.
Favorite CD or favorite movie
Billy Joel or It’s a Wonderful Life