Investment Advisor Representative/CPA
Richard, an Investment Advisor Representative for PPA, also serves as Director of the CPA Investment Services Group. Richard has several decades of experience in the accounting field, and advises his clients on investments, retirement saving, and taxation issues for individuals and businesses. For over two decades, he has lectured and conducted seminars on personal financial planning topics. He founded and was President of The Business Connection of New York, which has successfully networked professionals for 30 years.
A graduate of Adelphi University, Richard received a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Taxation and Finance. Richard began his career at Ernst & Young before founding his own firm, Richard A. Backer CPA PC, based in Manhattan.
Richard is an avid downhill skier, certified rescue scuba diver and a 3rd degree black belt in the Japanese martial art Aikido. A resident of Long Island, Richard has a daughter in medical school and a son who is a real estate developer.