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Richard B. Taylor, CPA

Richard played a key role in building the early success of HLB Gross Collins, P.C. since he began his career, shortly after the firm was founded. Throughout his time with the firm, has been instrumental in building both the local and international practice.  

Specialized Services
Richard has deep industry specialization in the manufacturing and distribution industry, as well as construction companies and service providers.  He understands the specific needs these industries face and applies timely solutions that will help them make the most of opportunities, while reducing risk,  Richard specializes in providing business consulting, financial planning, and audit and assurance services to privately owned businesses.

Richard realized early on in his career that relationships are the foundation of success for both his clients and the firm.  Richard places tremendous value on the lasting relationships he has built throughout the years, and enjoys the opportunity to continue to grow those relationships. 

Richard focuses on planning to help companies address issues and business challenges to enhance profitability and maximize financial success. He has extensive experience in business acquisitions, business sales and related financing, planning and tax strategies for these transactions. He represents many international companies operating in the United States — primarily in the manufacturing and distribution industries. He also serves many domestic companies doing business abroad.

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About Richard

A cum laude graduate of Andrew College

Received his BBA from the University of Georgia

An Avid Supporter of the Georgia Bulldogs - never misses a football game and is well-known for his tailgate where all are welcome

He has a deep passion for traveling and travels to France every summer

Community Involvement

Director HLB-USA

Former Director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce for 20 years

Strategic planning committee and charirman of the board of advisers for the School of Accountancy and Kennesaw State University

The University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Advisors

He has the largest residential display of Christmas lights in the state of Georgia "Lights of Joy" with over 350,000 lights, countless hours of hard work and thousands of viewers who travel to see it every year

Professional Membership

American Institute of CPAs

Georgia Society of CPAs

HLB Gross Collins has been an outstanding partner for our business for over 15 years. Wayne Gilmore and the partners and staff at HLB Gross Collins have supported our multi-national business tax and advice needs effectively and efficiently. Whether evaluating the tax and business consequences of an international or domestic job or completing the inevitable paperwork and tax returns required, HLB Gross Collins always provides the support we need. I highly recommend HLB Gross Collins to any business.

Steven R. Baardson, CFO & General Counsel

TransGlobal Energy, Inc.

I have used HLB Gross Collins for personal taxes and partnership returns for over 10 years. I have found the firm and my primary contact, Abigail Hampton to be competent and responsive even when I have been late providing information. I have no reservations in recommending Gross Collins and Abigail to anyone needing a CPA.

Steve Zeis CEO & Founder

Zeis Brothers Investment