Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Ratliff CPA believes in the value of relationships and we've been cultivating them since 1955. Our relationships are like a partnership, and we truly believe that our success is a result of your success.  Our office is committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients.

We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer and internet technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

We believe in valuing our clients privacy and information all while helping you with your profitability, productivity, planning and preservation.


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Certified Public Accountants


mst, cpa, and president

John W. Ratliff III

John earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting in 1974 from DePaul University.  He received his  Masters of Science in Taxation in 1976, also from DePaul University.  John is an expert in corporate and individual taxation and tax policy. He is also well versed in financial planning and consulting for both businesses and individuals.

Upon graduating from DePaul, he began working in an international public accounting firm.  From there he worked in a large, closely held manufacturing company as the staff CPA and accountant.  It was the experience he gained in these two industries that allowed him to become a partner in a small CPA firm in Chicago.

After becoming partner in that firm John realized that he wanted to go out on his own and start his own firm, so in 1992 he did just that.  He did this because he values the face-to-face time with his clients and cultivating those relationships.  He realizes that our relationships with our clients is what sets us apart from our competition.  John goes out of his way to make every client feel as though they are our only client.

In addition to having 40 years experience as a CPA, he has also taught Corporate and Partnership tax at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.



South Carolina Associations of CPAs


 DePaul University
 B.S. in Accounting 1974                                                                                M.S. in Taxation1976