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Contact:
(732) 453-6550
rparness@spirecpa.com

Practice Area:
Taxation

Licenses:
CPA

Education:
M.B.A. in Taxation
Pace University

B.S. in Accounting
Indiana University

Associations:
AICPA, Taxation Division
NJSSCPA

Industry Focus:
Professional Practices
Real Estate

RICHARD A. PARNESS

Senior Associate
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What first drew you to the accounting profession?
In high school, I was asked by my father to assist with the bookkeeping for his financial planning business. Through this experience, I realized the wonderful feelings of playing an important role in the financial health of his business. I knew that I was on to something!

Without naming names, describe your favorite client and why you enjoy working with them.

My favorite clients are knowledgeable, engaged and realize the importance of ongoing dialog.

What do you enjoy most about your professional life?
I really enjoy working with my clients. Each situation is so different and diverse. I love being there to help them navigate through their challenging times.


One word to describe you

Genuine

Best way to relax
All aspects of music – performing and listening.


Quotable quote

“In the matter of style, swim with the current. In the matter of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson


Recent book I liked

I generally read technical journals, but I do enjoy Grisham and Patterson.

Favorite CD or favorite movie
Billy Joel or It’s a Wonderful Life

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