A Message From Our President

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It’s hard to believe that 2020 is already here. I’m proud of all of the things our firm was able to accomplished in 2019. Over the last few weeks I was able to reflect on the past year, we turned over a milestone and celebrated 50 years of our longevity, we created new opportunities, strengthened our legacy, and continued supporting our community.

Longevity

We celebrated a monumental milestone with clients, colleagues and strategic partners in May during our 50th anniversary celebration. It was amazing to see so much of our firm’s history in one room and listen to the debate about who was the first Rudler client. Our team had an amazing opportunity to meet with all of the people who played an integral role in the development and growth of our firm over the years. We exchanged stories, celebrated major landmarks and even raised a glass (or two) to the next half a century ahead of us. We would have never made it this far without our amazing clients, some of which have been with us from the very beginning, and our outstanding staff.

Opportunity

In November, we announced a strategic merger with Scott E. Grosser, PSC CPAs, an independent accounting firm located in Northern Kentucky. This merger provides us with very talented individuals, which strengthened our depth and increased our experience to better serve the needs of our clients while allowing us to expand into another Northern Kentucky community – Ft. Thomas. Together as Rudler, PSC, we will continue to cultivate a unique culture, innovate through technology advances, and evolve our business offerings to deliver exceptional service to our combined clients.

Legacy

Rudler was proud to receive a fair amount of recognition on a local, regional and national level for our culture, technology and community involvement. In March, we were awarded the 2019 “Heritage” Business Impact Award by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes a business that has shown consistent stability for more than 25 years, has been an economic contributor to the Northern Kentucky community, and has been actively involved in serving and offering employment opportunities in the community.

In July, Accounting Today not only named Rudler a 2019 “Best Firms for Technology” because of our commitment to embrace technology and leverage it to build a more responsive, profitable and sustainable practice, but also a “Best Accounting Firms to Work For.” Our employees landed us on that list, which I believe is a true testament to the culture we have built together.

Finally, Rudler was named a 2019 Medical Mutual “Pillar Award for Community Service” recipient. The awards recognize organizations that set the standard for outstanding service. Our firm’s involvement in the community has evolved into a cornerstone of our culture and a significant source of professional pride.

Community

Our team was busy the past year – giving back. Paid volunteer days contributed more than 450 hours to the total 2,000+ hours of annual employee service through opportunities with DCCH Center for Children and Master Provisions, volunteer income tax assistance programs through The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, Soles 4 Souls, Commonwealth Bank’s Trunk’Or’Treat and holiday drives for Reset Ministries and Vivian’s Victory Family Care Bags. In addition to this, more than 30 percent of our staff members are involved outside of Rudler initiatives with various organizations through board and committee positions.

We fundraised and donated nearly $10,000 to charities that include I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation, In Return, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer Free Kids, Coldwell Banker Santa at the Movies, Toys for Tots, the NKY Bourbon Barrell Project in support of the Catalytic Fund, Be Concerned, and the Urology Group’s Gentlemen Stakes 5k for Prostate Cancer.

Finally, we established the Donald A. Rudler Scholarship at Thomas More University, which provides a $1,000 scholarship to three students (for a total of $3,000) each year to assist students majoring in accounting. We also sponsored the KYCPA Education Foundation’s “Create A Legacy” scholarship by providing scholarships in amounts of up to $2,500 to accounting students attending a Kentucky college or university. Theses scholarships help offset the cost of tuition, books and other expenses.

I want to conclude by thanking everyone who helped us reach such outstanding milestones in 2019. We have achieved all of this because of our incredibly talented and collaborative team that is committed to delivering and continuously improving our client services. Of course, all of the team’s hard work would be for nothing without the support of our clients and the strong relationships we’ve built together over the years. Here’s to wishing you and yours a very happy New Year. We look forward to continued successes together in 2020!