JOHN M. BELIVE, MBA, CPA, is a managing director with the firm. John has over 35 years of experience practicing in the areas of areas of assurance, tax, and advisory services. Specifically, his experience includes twelve years at "Big 4" firms in leadership roles encompassing financial statement audits and controls, audit committee board reporting, complex client tax returns and advisory services, and twenty-three years in finance and accounting roles at major financial services firms.
Before joining Richardson & Associates, Inc., John was a Managing Director in the wealth & asset management advisory practice at a “Big-4” firm where he managed client advisory engagements surrounding systems of internal control, compliance and multi-national tax operations and services provided to financial services firms whose clients included high net worth individuals, pension funds, charitable trusts, family offices, estates and foundations and private equity partnerships.
John graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and concentration in Accounting, and the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
John is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and a member of the AICPA and Massachusetts Society of CPAs.