Nicole E. Richards, CPA


Nicole E. Richards, CPA


Nicole E. Richards is a Principal at BGM. She is an experienced accounting professional, skilled in audit and assurance. Nicole advises clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distributors, and professional services. Along with preparing audits, reviews, and compilations, Nicole is also experienced in the complex work of performing employee benefit plan audits, ensuring that a company’s employee benefit plan is within the guidelines and regulations set by both the IRS and Department of Labor.

Nicole is involved in the community by serving as treasurer of Angel Hair Inc., a Twin Cities nonprofit that provides wigs to women suffering hair loss due to cancer drugs or treatment for no cost. Outside of work, Nicole is a member of S. G. Edelweiss, a non-profit German and Austrian folk dance group, which she has been dancing with since the age of 5.

Education, Credentials, & Honors

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration; Concentration in Music, Augsburg University


  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Treasurer, Angel Hair, Inc.

“BGM” is the brand name under which BGM CPA, LLC and BGM Group, LLC provide professional services. BGM CPA, LLC and BGM Group, LLC practice as an alternative practice structure in accordance with the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and applicable law, regulations, and professional standards. BGM CPA, LLC is a licensed independent CPA firm that provides attest services to its clients, and BGM Group, LLC and its subsidiary entities provide advisory, and business consulting services to their clients. BGM Group, LLC and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. The entities falling under the BGM brand are independently owned and are not liable for the services provided by any other entity providing services under the BGM brand. Our use of the terms “our firm” and “we” and “us” and terms of similar import, denote the alternative practice structure conducted by BGM CPA, LLC and BGM Group, LLC.

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