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Richard J. Morochove, B.Comm., FCA

Profile of the Toronto-based computer consultant, writer, broadcaster, speaker

Richard J. Morochove is president and founder of Toronto computer consulting firm Morochove & Richard J. Morochove, FCAAssociates Inc. He is a computer consultant, writer, broadcaster and speaker. Richard is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Ontario 1977, Fellow 1994) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1975) from the University of Toronto.

Richard is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Excellence in Information Technology (CAēIT) and is co-chair of its Certification Committee.

Morochove & Associates Inc. was established in 1988 to assist clients with information technology strategy, including its evaluation, procurement, installation and use of information technology. The firm has special expertise in accounting and financial systems, e-commerce and computer forensic investigations.

Richard has been involved with a wide variety of technologies and industries. Clients have included: large international corporations, owner-managed companies, small manufacturers, service businesses, property management and construction, retailers and distributors, and professionals such as lawyers, doctors, dentists and accountants.

Consulting services are customized to suit the circumstances of each client and have included: analyzing the problems in a computer system and recommending improvements, searching for software and hardware which is well-suited to user requirements, negotiating the purchase of a computer system, setting up and installing a system and training company personnel in system operations.

Richard's work as a forensic computer consultant includes participation in legal teams as a technical expert assisting in Anton Pillar orders, a form of civil search warrant, analyzing computer documents, e-mail, data files and other technical assistance related to information technology. For more information on our forensic services, visit ComputerForensic.ca.

Before founding Morochove & Associates Inc., Richard established the Computer Services Division of Toronto accounting firm Wm. Eisenberg & Co. and was Director of Computer Services for the firm from 1984-88, in charge of all computer consulting engagements for clients. 

Richard qualified in 1977 as a Chartered Accountant with a major international accounting firm where he delivered hands-on computer training to staff and clients and handled the firm's first personal computer consulting engagements in the Toronto office.

Richard has written more than one thousand articles on information technology. He is a business technology columnist and reviews financial and business software and Web services for PC World.

He writes the Computer Monitor column for The Bottom Line (since 1985) and edits the publication's annual Financial Software Vendor Directory, the definitive Canadian guide to financial applications.

Richard writes business technology guides for AllBusiness.com, a leading online resource for small and mid-size businesses.

Richard is a former weekly syndicated computer columnist for The Toronto Star (1991-2005) and other Canadian newspapers. He is former Contributing Editor for CRN Canada, provider of news and information for Canadian computer resellers.

He is a former Contributing Editor/Reviews for California-based trade weekly InfoWorld (1985-90) and former technology freelance writer and columnist for the Financial Post (1983-91) and ebiz magazine. He has written for a number of other publications including Profit, The Financial Post Magazine, Home Computing & Entertainment and Computing Canada.

Richard was executive editor of The Bottom Line Guide to Business Software (1990-93), a contributor to The Handbook of Information Technology (Richard De Boo, 1987), contributor of the chapter on accounting software in the InfoWorld Consumer Product Guide (Simon & Schuster, 1990) and co-author of The Electronic Law Office (Canadian Bar Association Task Force on Computers in the Law Office, 1986). He served from 1994-1997 as treasurer and a director of the Computer Press Association. He's a member of the Periodical Writers Association of Canada.

Richard moderates the online Canada-Accounting Technology discussion forum, Can-AccTech, where five hundred Canadian accountants and financial professionals use e-mail to exchange information and opinions about accounting and tax software and other types of accounting technology.

Richard has discussed computer issues on CTV's Canada AM and Newsnet, Global TVís evening news, CITY-TV City Pulse News, CHCH-TV News, CBC Newsworld's Tomorrow/Today, Canada Live and Early Edition, CBC-TV's Morning News, The Journal and Venture, WIC's Investors Online and other television programs. He was a regular technology commentator for Southamís daily Business World television program. He has been interviewed on radio stations CFRB, CJAD, 680 NEWS and CBC Radioís national network and quoted in numerous publications.

Richard has spoken about information technology on more than three hundred occasions including COMDEX Canada, the Canadian Computer Show and Conference and the annual conferences of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the American Academic Accounting Association. He has lectured at the University of Toronto, York University and George Brown College.

Richard develops and delivers short courses, seminars and workshops on the benefits of information technology. He has extensive experience as a keynote and breakout speaker, moderator and panelist at corporate events and conferences for many of North America's leading businesses. 

Last updated: July 17, 2006

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