Van Bulck 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.
Certified Public Accountants
mst, cpa, and Managing partner
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
B.S. in Accounting 1974 M.S. in Taxation1976
MBA, cpa, Ph.d.
Hendrikus E. van Bulck
Born in the Netherlands, Hendrikus (Hennie) is responsible for corporate planning, medical practice consulting and business valuations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCSCPAs), Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPAs), Physician's Viewpoint Network (PVN), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the South Carolina Tax Council.
Hennie earned a cum laude undergraduate degree from the Netherlands Institute for International Business - NOIB Nijenrode as well as a MBA and Ph.D. in international business and marketing from the University of Georgia. His professional credentials include his CPA certification and he is accredited in business valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and he is an AICPA Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Hennie has a SC Producer License for Life, Variable Contracts and Accident/Health and he has passed the FINRA Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) examinations. He has more than 30 years of experience in private practice and he has served on the faculties of USC Sumter, Clemson University and St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
Hennie has published over eighty scholarly and professional articles in the United States and Europe. He received the 2012 South Carolina Governor's Professor of the Year Award.
Netherlands Institute for International Business
University of Georgia
Activities & Affiliations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- AICPA Chartered Global Management Accountant
- South Carolina Association of CPA's
- Georgia Society of CPA's
Brianne graduated with Distinction in 2001 from the University of Colorado. Here she emphasized her B.A. in marketing and management. She spent 10 years working for Proctor & Gamble before returning to school for her graduate studies. In 2013 she received her Masters of Accountancy from the University of Arizona with a focus on auditing. She has successfully passed the Uniform CPA Examination.
We are lucky enough to have Brianne work with us while she finishes her requirements for her license. We look forward to working with her after she is licensed.
University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business
Graduate with Distinction, 2001 Emphasis on Marketing and Management
University of Arizona
Masters of Accountancy, 2013 Emphasis on Audit