Meet Our Team
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
“Crunching Numbers” for me is only one of the many things I appreciate about HLB Gross Collins. Over the many years of working with Pauline, who I consider my accountant and friend, I have developed a relationship which reflects trust and loyalty. I know she has my best interest as a basis for all her advice. Caring may be the key word. She is always available to guide my decisions in a supportive and professional manner. I consider myself fortunate to be a client.
With international dealings, not all CPA firms are created equal. Frustrated with complicated and inaccurate advise by our previous CPA, we were referred to HLB Gross Collins. HLB has been there to get to know who we are and to help us grow along the way by making suggestions and referrals that work for our business. No question is too small or large, all receive respectful and timely replies. The personal, reliable and professional services that Iliana and HLB staff have provided has been beyond measure, in the more than 11 years since we made the change.
Prime Industries Inc.