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We think of ourselves as business advisors. Let’s face it: you can hire a competent accountant anywhere. As you would expect, we are proficient in income taxes, auditing and financial statement reporting. We know QuickBooks. We follow the same professional literature as every other accountant. These however are tools.  Our thinking goes beyond tools. We bring you ideas that can make a difference in the success of your business.


Whereas the firm has only been around since 2005, our principals haven’t.

Rick Kruse is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Thomas More College and Xavier University. He has been a partner with two large Cincinnati firms and is now the principal of Kruse and Crawford. Rick’s experience has included auditing (he has been an audit partner) and tax (he has been a tax partner), although these days he considers himself a generalist and a consultant. He represents clients in loan negotiations, business expansions, buyouts and turnarounds. Read More—