Dr. Richard Riley, the Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, has made accolades. He is a certified public accountant (CPA), a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). In 2014, he was named West Virginia Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Society of CPAs.
Now, he has one more to add to the list. He was recently appointed to serve on the West Virginia Board of Accountancy by Governor Jim Justice for a term ending June 30, 2019.
“The State Board of Accountancy promotes quality products and services among CPAs in West Virginia. There are various rules and responsibilities that CPAs take on when they become licensed by the state,” Riley said. “So, our job is to evaluate those rules and responsibilities from time to time to make sure that they are currently applicable. And anytime that there is a potential concern by a client about how they're being handled by their CPA and they form a complaint with the board, we investigate those as well to determine if there’s been any infraction of the responsibilities of the CPAs that would violate the terms and conditions of their licenses.”