Richard H. Cause, CPA
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
Dick graduated from Cleveland State University in 1977 with a degree in accounting. He has three children and lives in Fairview Park with his wife, Nancy.
RESPONSIBILITIES AT WDW
In 1985 Dick was promoted to partner and currently serves in our accounting and auditing department. He is the financial and administrative partner and also oversees WD&W's recruiting efforts.
Dick's client responsibilities encompass many of our larger client organizations, specifically those in the manufacturing and medical areas. He has had extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and is a member of the firm's nonprofit, manufacturing, and employee benefit groups.
Dick has participated in several Ohio Society of CPAs activities, including the Relations with Schools and Hospitality Committees. He shares his professional knowledge as a member of his church's finance board and as treasurer of various local nonprofit entities.
BEHIND THE CREDENTIALS
Who was the most influential person in your life/career? My mom, who told me to go into accounting, and Jim Hachen. After one car ride, he taught me how exciting accounting could be.
If your child wanted to own his/her own business, what would you tell him/her? Be prepared to work very long hours.
What is one character trait you highly value? Honesty.
Describe yourself in one word. Easygoing.
What was your favorite class in college? It was the 70s, I can’t remember!
How do you spend April 16th? Standing in the yard and looking at the grass grow.
What was the first car you ever owned? 1963 Ford Galaxy convertible.
What was your favorite toy as a child? My Cadaco All-Star Baseball game!