Rick helps supervise the accounting department in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. He also assists with the production of monthly financial statements and project cash flows. Rick spent the first 13 years of his career in the restaurant, property management, and healthcare industries performing various accounting and finance functions. Searching for a job that brought a sense of greater purpose where he could work with passionate, motivated people, he decided on the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Community Partners, he worked for almost eight years at Los Angeles Universal Preschool where he assisted with financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, modeling, cash flows, and strategic planning. He has a B.S. in finance from California State University, Long Beach. In his spare time he enjoys running and cooking.