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To provide our clients with quality auditing, accounting, tax, and management advisory services matched to their individual needs.

To strive actively and continuously for excellence of performance and higher levels of service through a practice which adheres to professional standards.

To be a firm that provides an enjoyable and rewarding experience for employees and others that work with us.

To help each of our clients reach their maximum potential by giving them personal assistance that comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen.

To contribute to our community and the accounting profession to which we belong.

To grow, but never to lose the identity and personal relationship with clients that are the foundation of our practice.

To continually invest time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships.


The firm was organized in June 1974, by Edmond A. Swad in Livonia, Michigan. Ed has been practicing public accounting since 1960, including a partnership in another firm before the organization of Swad & Company.

In November 1980, James W. Forkner was admitted to Swad & Company as a principal after being a staff member of our firm for six years. Prior to that, Jim was on the staff of a national public accounting firm.

Edmond A. Swad, Jr. was admitted to Swad & Company as a principal in January 1998. Ed has worked in public accounting since 1986, including several years with a national public accounting firm.

Gary M. Blanck was admitted to Swad & Company as a principal in 2006, which highlights his career with the firm since 1991.

We also have a professional staff of accountants with varying backgrounds and experience levels as support. Our firm maintains a position of dignity and responsibility in the business community.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Associated General Contractors of America

Business Network International (BNI)

Construction Association of Michigan

Construction Financial Management Association

MACPA Construction Task Force

Mason Contractors' Association, Inc.

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association

QuickBooks Professional Advisors Program

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber

Surety Association of Michigan