People

Richard A. Green, CPA

Expertise.

rick greenOver 25 years of auditing, accounting, and consulting experience, including all phases of external and internal auditing.

Professional Associations and Leadership.

Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Special Review Committee (SRC) for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Government Accountants

Education.

California State University, Sacramento; Bachelor of Science, Accounting (1984)

Q&A.

Why are you passionate about public accounting?
I participate in a profession that ensures financial accountability and integrity in the financial reporting process. Our services to governments, businesses and nonprofits are of great benefit to citizens and shareholders as well as donors. The public accounting profession provides a diverse set of challenges and opportunities, which means both professional development and financial rewards.

Why do you like working at MGO?
Our people give me the incentive to commit my career to MGO. Our partner group is comprised of professionals who are committed to the profession and have the common goal of building our firm to be a Top 100 CPA practice. We’re all energetic and conduct ourselves with a great degree of professionalism and integrity. Our staff is motivated and willing to learn and stretch themselves to help achieve firm goals and initiatives.

What engagements have provided the greatest sense of accomplishment and pride?
Serving the largest public employees’ retirement systems in the United States has been a tremendous source of pride and accomplishment. Also, I have served many small nonprofit organizations that are not sophisticated in their approach to management or governance. We’ve assisted them in creating much improved internal controls and operating processes. This effort has resulted in the organizations either keeping or increasing their funding. We’ve also assisted the Boards of Directors for those clients in improving their governance practices to enhance their effectiveness and enable them to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.

What qualities do you look for in job applicants?
Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, work ethic, and a positive attitude.

Who are you outside the office?
I value faith, family, service, integrity and professionalism. Outside the office I spend a lot of time with my kids and work on developing their characters, attitudes and interests. Personally I enjoy a variety of sports and play guitar, when time permits, and my wife and I enjoy a “country living” type of environment and lifestyle.