Biography: 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.


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