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Leadership

John M. Ruther, MBA, CPA, CGMA, founded the Ruther Group LLC in 2008 to help business owners achieve their goals through strategic planning, operational efficiency, and sound financial management.  For more than 25 years, Mr. Ruther has been trusted to guide critical business decisions and drive strong business performance at companies ranging in size from $ billions in sales to small businesses.

John earned a first attempt pass on the CPA exam. He is a member of the AICPA, MICPA (Michigan), and the Outsourcing Institute. Mr. Ruther received his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University, and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with honors. In recognition of his high scholastic achievement, John was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society for collegiate schools of business.

He also has a passion for Michgan's economic growth, and volunteers his time at SCORE.  In addition, John is proud to serve as a judge for the Central Michigan New Venture Competition.

Mr. Ruther now acts as the Ruther Group, LLC's principal consultant.

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Mission

"Deliver visionary solutions to our client's business challenges that enhance earnings performance, create significant cost savings, and optimize the client's business value.”

Standards for Consulting Services:

Client interest. Serve the client interest by seeking to accomplish the objectives established by the understanding with the client while maintaining integrity and objectivity

Understanding with the Client. Establish with the client a written or oral understanding about the responsibilities of the parties and the nature, scope, and limitations of services to be performed, and modify the understanding if circumstances require a significant change during the engagement.

Communication with client. Inform the client significant reservations concerning the scope or benefits of the engagement, and significant engagement findings or events.

Professional competence. Undertake only those engagements that the firm can reasonably expect to be completed with professional competence.

Due professional care. Exercise due professional care in the performance of services.

Planning and supervision. Adequately plan and supervise the performance of services.

Sufficient relevant data. Obtain sufficient data to afford a reasonable basis for conclusions or recommendations in relation to any services performed