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David W. Hicks, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA

History and Affiliations:

Hicks & Associates CPAs was formed on October 1st , 2011. Previously, I was a partner at a Lexington firm for 13 years and was responsible for managing approximately 110-125 attest engagements each year.

Prior to joining the Lexington firm in 1994, I was a senior auditor with a regional firm. I was responsible for representing the U.S. Office of Inspector General on multiple audits and investigations throughout the U.S. for the following federal agencies:

  • United States of Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States of Health and Human Services
  • United States of Department of Labor
  • United States of Housing and Urban Development
  • United States of Appalachian Region Commission
  • United States of Department of Transportation
  • United States Department of Agriculture







The past 28 years of professional experience includes expert witness litigation cases, financial, performance, compliance and internal control audits and other attest and consulting engagements on various organizations. I have also prepared income tax returns for a variety of organizations during this period. I'm currently accredited or a member of the following professional affiliations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Forensic and Valuation Services (CFS)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA)

I have obtained the training and experience requirements needed to be a qualified Peer Reviewer under the standards established by the AICPA. I am currently a volunteer among 50 members of the Peer Review Alliance Committee which oversees seven states' peer review process of over 2,700 firms, including the Kentucky peer review process. I was also previous Chair of the Kentucky Peer Review Committee.

Education:

Bachelor Degrees, Accounting and Business/Management, Eastern Kentucky University.

Other Past Experience:

Tax accountant for Humana, Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Louisville, KY

Tax accountant and auditor for a local firm, Louisville, KY

David W. Hicks, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA

History and Affiliations:

Hicks & Associates CPAs was formed on October 1st , 2011. Previously, I was a partner at a Lexington firm for 13 years and was responsible for managing approximately 110-125 attest engagements each year.

Prior to joining the Lexington firm in 1994, I was a senior auditor with a regional firm. I was responsible for representing the U.S. Office of Inspector General on multiple audits and investigations throughout the U.S. for the following federal agencies:

  • United States of Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States of Health and Human Services
  • United States of Department of Labor
  • United States of Housing and Urban Development
  • United States of Appalachian Region Commission
  • United States of Department of Transportation

The past 25 years of professional experience includes expert witness litigation cases, financial, performance, compliance and internal control audits and other attest and consulting engagements on various organizations. I have also prepared income tax returns for a variety of organizations during this period. I'm currently accredited or a member of the following professional affiliations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Forensic and Valuation Services (CFS)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA)

I have obtained the training and experience requirements needed to be a qualified Peer Reviewer under the standards established by the AICPA and a volunteer of the 16 member KSCPA Peer Review Committee which oversees approximately 110 peer reviews each year to ensure CPA firms are in compliance with our professional attestation standards.

Education:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Eastern Kentucky University.

Other Past Experience:

Tax Accountant for Humana, Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Louisville, KY

Tax Accountant and auditor for a local firm, Louisville, KY

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Anthony J. Sharpe, MBA

AJ graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Accounting. After graduation, he pursued his MBA at the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2011. He is also certified in Lean Six Sigma and is a SCOR-Scholar. AJ began working with the firm in 2011 which has allowed him to serve as the engagement leader for numerous non-profits, including HUD entities or entities undergoing a Single Audit; homeowners associations; for-profits; and other entities requiring audits, reviews, compilations, or other attest services. He additionally has extensive experience in preparing individual and corporate tax returns, including the non-profit Form 990. He has been a key member of the firm's litigation support team, which has supported expert witness testimonies in multiple cases. He is currently seeking his CPA license.

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Kenneth M. New

Kenneth graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting in 2012. Kenneth began working with the firm in 2012 which has allowed him to serve as the engagement leader for numerous non-profits, including HUD entities or entities undergoing a Single Audit; homeowners associations; for-profits; and other entities requiring audits, reviews, compilations, or other attest services. He additionally has extensive experience in preparing individual and corporate tax returns, including the non-profit Form 990. He has worked side by side with other members of the firm's litigation support team, which has supported expert witness testimonies in multiple cases. He is currently seeking his CPA license.

Randall Herrington, CPA

Randall graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and also obtained a Bachelor's of Business Administration of Finance from the University of Kentucky. He has experience in performing audits of non-profit associations & foundations, private companies & 401(k) plans. He additionally has experience in performing individual and corporate tax returns. He has also served in the roll as a controller for hospitality and adult daycare agencies. Randall is a member of the American Institute of CPAs & Kentucky Society of CPAs.

Colleen Dowd

Colleen will be graduating from the University of Kentucky Cum Laude in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Upon graduating, she will be working towards her CPA license.

Mark G. Enderle, CPA

Special counsel to Hicks & Associates CPAs

Professional Experience

After earning his Master of Accountancy from Miami University, Mark began his career with the international firm Deloitte & Touche, and then continued on with a large local accounting firm in Lexington, Kentucky, after which he was a CFO for a group of companies in southeast Kentucky.

Mark served as an adjunct instructor of accounting at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College for thirteen years, and later for six years at Kentucky Community and Technical College System and other local community colleges. In all, he was an adjunct instructor for 23 years. He is a frequent presenter to business groups on a variety of accounting and taxation topics.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Accountancy (Taxation); Miami University, 1989
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting); Ohio University, 1988
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1991

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section(CFF)
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Significant Recent Professional Education

  • 2019 AICPA National Tax Conference (Washington, DC) (annual participant for 16 years)
  • 2019 CCH S Corporation, Partnership and LLC Tax Planning Forums (annual participant for 22 years)