Industry Expertise Biotechnology, Entertainment, Media, Real Estate

Education Babson College
B.S. in Business Administration

Big Four Alma Mater EY

Derek Richards

Derek brings 9 years of accounting and financial reporting experience to WilliamsMarston. Since joining WilliamsMarston, Derek has advised clients on special purpose acquisitions, audit readiness, IPO readiness and a variety of complex technical accounting matters including revenue recognition under ASC 606, lease arrangements under ASC 842, consolidations, convertible debt and preferred stock arrangements, purchase accounting, stock-based compensation and SEC reporting. He has also assisted clients with corporate development through financial effectiveness design, post-acquisition integration and managing cross functional projects relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to WilliamsMarston, Derek was a Manager in the Assurance practice at EY LLP in Boston where he primarily served clients in the biotechnology, media and entertainment and real estate industries. While at EY, Derek assisted both public and private clients with US GAAP, SEC reporting matters and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He has worked with clients through various technical accounting matters such as business combinations, fair value reporting, consolidation and variable interest entity matters, initial public offerings and reverse merger acquisition through Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.

Derek is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Babson College.