Our Team | Teuscher Ruf & Walpole, LLC
Michael Teuscher, CPA, CVA
Mike is the Tax Director of Teuscher Ruf & Walpole. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Westminster College. Mike began his career working with Arthur Andersen and Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). Mike has served clients with annual sales from $1 million to in excess of $1 billion. He has worked extensively in manufacturing, oil and gas, and in the real estate arena.
Mike has experience in all areas of taxation and accounting that include working with public companies and closely-held entities. Mike is well-versed in such areas as cost segregation studies, mergers and acquisitions, business entity planning and individual planning for clients with significant tax planning needs. His experience includes writing tax opinions, tax compliance, tax consulting, selection of operating entities, accounting for partnerships, and reports to partners.
Mike is also a Certified Valuation Analyst and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Mike is a native Utahan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves the outdoors and particularly enjoys barbequing, fishing, hunting and, when time permits, swinging his golf clubs.
Harold Ruf, CPA
Harold is the Managing Partner of Teuscher Ruf & Walpole. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and has been a licensed CPA since 1978. Harold also holds a Utah general engineering contactors license. He has extensive experience as a consultant and corporate officer with regional, national and international construction and manufacturing companies.
Harold has also co-founded successful construction, manufacturing and consulting companies. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has presented and testified in numerous negotiations, mediations, appraisals, arbitrations and litigation settings. He is on the CALTRANS list of approved expert witnesses, is a neutral on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration panel and is prequalified to serve on Utah and Idaho Department of Transportation Dispute Review Boards. He has authored technical papers in national magazines and presented to national associations.
Harold’s areas of expertise include damage assessment and cost analysis, dispute resolution, expert reports and testimony, insurance claims and appraisals, corporate, project and financial management, project estimating, business turnarounds, mergers & acquisitions, structuring joint ventures, credit and bonding, forensic accounting, and cost segregation studies. Harold is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.
When he is not working with his clients, Harold loves to spend time with his family and keeping tabs on his favorite sports teams, boating and golfing.
William E. Walpole, CPA
Bill is the Small Business Services Partner with Teuscher Ruf & Walpole and has been in public accounting for more than 27 years. He has current licenses in Utah and California. He has extensive experience in all areas of taxation, accounting and initial business set-ups, with an emphasis in small business issues relating to corporations, partnerships, LLCs, proprietorships and individuals.
Bill has been involved in providing income tax services for businesses and individuals (planning, return preparation and dealing with federal and state agencies), financial statement preparation, accounting assistance and management consulting services. His professional experience encompasses a wide range of industries and occupations, including manufacturing, construction, retail sales, restaurants, amusement parks, multi-level marketing companies, insurance agencies, realtors, airline industry professionals, medical professionals and professional athletes. He has both U.S. and international clientele.
Bill served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years. After his tour of duty he attended Weber State College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Among other professional organizations, Bill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Bill loves spending time with his family and his dachshunds. He is a specialist when it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, having visited these theme parks more often than he can even count. Bill follows all sports, is an avid golfer and likes to fly fish.
Steve Ruf, MBA
Steve is a Partner with Teuscher Ruf and Walpole. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Steve has prepared numerous cost segregation studies, construction claims and change orders and has assisted in bidding multiple construction projects. His expertise includes cost segregation studies, construction costing, construction change orders, requests for equitable adjustments, claims, damage assessment, cost analysis report preparation and computer graphic presentations.
On weekends, Steve especially enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, wakeboarding and snow-skiing. He loves the seasons Utah offers and regularly takes advantage of the outdoors and sporting events.
Ryan Thompson, CPA
Ryan is a Tax Partner with Teuscher Ruf & Walpole. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah and his Master’s degree with an emphasis in taxation from Weber State University. He has over 10 years of experience and oversees the day-to-day allocation of resources in our tax department. He is well qualified in corporate income taxation and consolidations, individual taxation and related planning, business organization, and has extensive experience in the area of cost segregation. Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Ryan enjoys spending his time off with his family. He owns horses and looks for opportunities to work with them and spends as much time as he can in the outdoors fishing. Ryan is also a big fan of all sports.
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