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Connor Group is excited to announce that Brooke Richards has joined our Global Accounting Practice (GAP). In an effort to even further strengthen the firm’s technical depth, Brooke brings many years of deep technical accounting and standard-setting experience.
Brooke is a Director in Connor Group’s Global Accounting Practice (professional practice). Brooke has significant experience and advises clients in areas such as stock compensation, defined benefit pension plans, earnings per share, debt/equity, derivatives, foreign currency, revenue, impairments, M&A buy and sell side transactions, and other. As a subject matter specialist in lease accounting, Brooke is also one of our key contributors to Connor Group’s thought leadership in the new lease accounting standard (ASC 842) released by the FASB in 2016.
Prior to joining Connor Group, Brooke worked over 8 years at American Express, where she was Vice President of Global Accounting Advisory and M&A Controller, and also led the project to implement the new lease accounting standard. Prior to American Express, Brooke worked for over 5 years at the FASB as a Project Manager of Standard Setting and Implementation Issues.
Brooke is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) where she participates on the Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) and in this role, regularly interacts with the FASB members and staff to provide input and industry feedback to the standard-setting activities.
Brooke is a Certified Public Accountant (Tennessee, inactive). She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tennessee Technological University with a BS and Master of Business Administration/Accounting.