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Richard Beard

Richard Beard

Richard Beard

Senior Vice President, Tax and Treasurer

Matthews International Corporation

Rich currently leads the Tax and Treasury functions for Matthews International and its subsidiaries.  Additionally, Rich is the corporate function lead for Matthews’ project management office (“PMO”) where he provides strategic advice on the establishment of our global shared service centers and digital transformation.

During Rich’s six years of experience at Matthews, he has led strategic tax planning, financial accounting for income taxes and other tax initiatives, and various treasury initiatives including cash acceleration, foreign exchange risks, and debt refinancing.  Rich has helped Matthews digital financial transformation by leading the establishment of the robotic process automation (“RPA”) center at Matthews and the implementation of Alteryx analytic process automation (“APA”).  Within a year of use of RPA and APA, Matthews has saved over eight thousand hours of work and greatly reduced its intercompany foreign exchange risks.

Prior to Matthews, Rich was Vice President of Taxes at Kraft Heinz Company, leading much of its tax department functions and planning.  Rich also spent significant time working at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Pittsburgh where he was the Tax Consulting Service Lead for various large international clients.  Rich graduated summa cum laude with Honors with a B.A. in Accounting from Westminster College and obtained his Master of Science in Taxation from Robert Morris University. 

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