Richard W. Hill is a shareholder with Mitchell Emert & Hill, P.C. in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he serves as the firm’s managing partner and as either the in-charge or technical reviewer on each of the firm’s audit engagements. He performs peer reviews for approximately 25 CPA firms annually and has performed peer reviews since 1992. He has authored/co-authored articles on peer review for the Tennessee CPA Journal.
Richard graduated from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee with a BS in Business Administration, Accounting Major. He started his career as a state auditor with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury and moved to public accounting in 1986. Richard is currently a member of the American Institute of CPAs Peer Review Board, chair of its Oversight Task Force, and a member of the Planning Task Force. He also served on the Board from 2011-2015 and as chair of OTF from 2013-2015.
He was one of the Peer Review Board representatives on the Auditing Standards Board’s Quality Control Task Force (which issued the current quality control practice aid). He is a member of the Peer Review Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs (committee chair from 2008 to 2011 and chair of the East Tennessee Report Acceptance Body from 1998 to 2008 and June 2016 to present). Richard has been a discussion leader on a variety of peer review and quality control topics.
He is a lifelong member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville and the finance committee chair since 1990. Away from work, he and his wife Deanna are diehard fans of the Green Bay Packers, enjoy traveling in the US and abroad and cruising in their 1971 Buick Riviera.