Focus on what counts

Richard J. DeRienzo, CPA

Partner, Advisory Services Leader

rderienzo@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Bryant University

Master of Science in Taxation, Bryant University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of Rhode Island

Industries

Richard DeRienzo is a partner in Citrin Cooperman's Providence, Rhode Island office. He is also the leader of the firm’s Advisory Group.  Rich has more than 35 years of experience, with previous roles including managing partner at LGC+D, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016, and a partner at Laventhol & Horwath. He began his career in New York City with M.R. Weiser & Co.

Experience

Over the course of his career, Rich has developed an extensive array of specialties and expertise, including general business consulting, structuring expansions and financing packages, acquisitions, dispositions and due diligence for companies and business units, financial reporting and auditing, and negotiating with federal and state government agencies on revenue and regulatory matters. He also has deep experience in creating business models to project future operating activities of existing and start-up operations, evaluating operational and structural changes to operating business units to enhance operating activity, and cash flow and strategic business planning.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Bryant University

Master of Science in Taxation, Bryant University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of Rhode Island

Honors & Awards

Rich has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals” in Rhode Island by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals. In addition, he was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Rhode Island Health Care Association and serves in numerous leadership positions with philanthropic organizations, for which he has also been honored.

Affiliations

Committee Chair, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA)

Former Board Chair, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

Former Board Chair, Leadership Rhode Island

Former Board Chair, Greater Providence YMCA Board of Directors and Trustees

Outside The Office

Rich enjoys solving personal and business problems, interacting with people with diverse and varied backgrounds and talents, and constantly learning new things about people, business, and life. Rich married right after college, and he and his wife Carol call Barrington, Rhode Island home. They enjoy the time they spend with their two children, Jay and Catey, Jay’s wife Colleen, and the apple of their eyes, their grandson Hudson.