Gerald Townsend

PARTNER, UHY LLP
MANAGING DIRECTOR,
UHY ADVISORS MO, INC.

Email: gtownsend@uhy-us.com
Direct: 314 615 1232

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE:
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
ACTIVE & PRIOR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Production and Industry Control Society
  • Member of UHY LLP National IFRS Committee
  • Member of UHY LLP National Financial Services and Manufacturing groups
ACTIVE & PRIOR CIVIC MEMBERSHIPS:
  • YMCA of Greater St. Louis – Board of Directors
  • YMCA of the Ozarks – Chairman, Board of Directors, Board of Development Committee Chair, Business Practices Committee Chair

At UHY Advisors, Inc. Jerry also serves as local Director of the National Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group. He has worked with management to provide financial insight to operations and planning activities since 1985, with a particular emphasis with entities with international operations. Jerry has specific significant experience working with those in the machine tool, metal forming and plastic processing industries. Jerry serves as a liaison to UHY International.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Director of Accounting and Auditing for Missouri’s attest group
  • Chair of UHY’s National Audit Documentation Committee
  • Designated as a UHY SEC audit review partner
  • US liaison to UHY International
  • Consulting in matters including:
    • Internal accounting controls and risk analysis
    • Development of practice policies and procedures
    • Financial Accounting
    • Operational Improvement
    • Merger and Acquisition
    • Inventory Valuation methods
    • Development of costing models
    • Development of incentive compensation plan
    • Product costing
    • Development of performance metrics
    • Design and development of internal controls
BACKGROUND:
  • Licensed CPA in the states of Missouri and Illinois
  • Joined the firm in 1987
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1985
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:
  • “Sustainable profits – Keys to developing sustainable profits within your organization”, presented in 2011
  • “IFRS – a Comparison with US GAAP”, published in 2011
  • “Revenue Recognition – Impact on Manufacturers of proposed changes”, published in 2011