Richard T. Farrell

P: 215.557.2207

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Philadelphia Office
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, Ste. 4500
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7341
P: 215.972.0701
F: 215.563.4925

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A partner in ParenteBeard’s Financial Services Group, Rich possesses a high level of expertise in servicing publicly-held clients in the financial services sector. He specializes in community banking operations, including SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, initial and secondary public offerings, mutual conversions, internal control evaluations for Sarbanes Oxley and FDICIA compliance, and compliance and regulatory issues involving financial institutions, investment partnerships, broker-dealers and real estate operations. Rich is highly experienced at researching complex accounting issues and has developed and presented training courses for the firm.

Prior to joining the ParenteBeard team, Rich worked as Assurance Senior Manager for an international Accounting firm, where he serviced and developed client relationships both nationally and abroad. Rich is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he is the chairman of the Financial Institution Committee. He is also a member of the Baker Tilly Financial Institutions Committee and a cum laude graduate.


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • BBA – Accounting, Temple University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Bankers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers
  • Financial Managers Society
  • New Jersey Bankers Association