Certified Public Accountants, Management Consultants

Firm Profile

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.

HISTORY OF THE FIRM

The firm was organized in June 1974, by Edmond A. Swad in Livonia, Michigan.

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. Ed has worked with closely held businesses and their owners providing tax, estate, retirement, and general business planning. He has provided litigation support involving a variety of issues and provided testimony regarding valuation issues, tax and audit issues, and damage claims. Additionally, Ed has served on the board trustees for a local community hospital and other non-profit organizations.

Gary M. Blanck was admitted to Swad & Company as a principal in 2006, which highlights his career with the firm since 1991. Additionally, Gary is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Gary is a frequent conference and seminar speaker and takes great pride in educating business owners, controllers, and individuals regarding the aspects of owning and running a successful business. Gary is actively serving on the Michigan Associated of Certified Public Accountants’ Board of Directors. Gary also assists clients in Internal Revenue Service proceeds such as Offer in Compromise cases.

Ruthann E. Swanson was admitted to Swad & Company as a principal in 2019, highlighting her career with the firm since 1995. She has overseen numerous union fund audits for clients and has done due diligence work for the buyers of multi-million dollar companies. She also represents clients with various federal, state, and local taxing agencies and enjoys management consulting with leaders in business. Ruthann has also assisted clients in obtaining the fullest possible COVID-19 funds and credits such as the Paycheck Protection Program and its forgiveness and the Employee Retention Credit. Additionally, Ruthann oversees the Career Internship Program at Swad & Company in coordination with Livonia Public Schools.

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.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

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