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Jay Rueger

Partner, CPA

Jay Rueger is a partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Cincinnati office and a member of the firm’s Business Advisory Group. Jay’s extensive experience includes providing large private and family enterprise clients with holistic planning strategies that integrate business advisory, corporate, and personal tax planning.

Prior to joining KSM, Jay served as a tax partner at Cassady Schiller, one of Cincinnati’s largest accounting firms. He has more than 24 years of public accounting experience serving clients primarily located in Cincinnati, the Ohio Valley, and the Midwest.

Jay works with high-net-worth families and their family offices, closely held businesses, and private equity clients. His focus areas include the taxation of pass-through entities, including mergers and acquisitions, transactional planning, structuring, restructuring, and formations. Additionally, Jay’s expertise includes a heavy focus in the start-up, services, transportation, hospitality, and real estate industries.

Some of the best advice I’ve received is to constantly challenge yourself to build a strong network and never underestimate its power. Start developing your network early in your career and keep building on it; this will pay huge dividends both professionally and personally.

Dogs my wife and I have either adopted or fostered from our local animal adoption shelter
Trips my family has taken to the Florida panhandle – our home away from home
Bottles of bourbon in my collection – just one of the many perks of living so close to Kentucky bourbon country

Jay received both a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation degree from the University of Cincinnati (UC).

Jay is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and The Ohio Society of CPAs. He is an active UC alumnus and currently serves on the board of advisors for the Goering Center for Family and Private Business and the accounting department at the Carl H. Linder College of Business, where he taught partnership taxation at the graduate school level for nine years. Jay previously served on the board of trustees, on the executive committee, and as treasurer for CCMpower and on the corporate giving committee for the College-Conservatory of Music. He also previously served as a development committee member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati.

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