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.
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.
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
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
American Institute of CPAs
Georgia Society of CPAs
As a former principal at HLB Gross Collins, I am pleased to continue to be able to work with the firm’s professionals as the Chief Financial Officer of a long-time client of the firm. Serving a complex operation such as Mirasco’s is challenging, and Michael Bohling and Iliana Malinov meet that challenge by constantly thinking about our business and being in regular contact with me. Along with the managers, Adil Amou and Michelle Jenkins, they keep us current on reporting and tax developments. Our international scope requires advisors who are constantly thinking about all the implications of our transactions, and the HLB team does a great job bringing us ideas and responding to our questions.
Rick Hamilton EVP & CFO
Packard has been a client of HLB Gross Collins for 33 years, through the tough years and the growth years. They have been a loyal and trusted advisor to us for everything from Audited financials to our recent transition to 100% ESOP, we could not have completed this transaction without their expertise. The firm has grown with us over these years and we look forward to trusting them for all our accounting and tax needs for many years to come. I don’t know how to say enough about how I trust the advisors and friends I have a HLB Gross Collins.
Susan Kirkland, President