Our Partners

RONALD C. SWITZER, a life-long Lexingtonian, graduate of Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky, started his accounting practice in 1969 and in 1986 became the founding partner of Switzer, McGaughey & Company, PSC.

His years of experience practicing accounting and tax law led to numerous business ventures including real estate development, restaurants, athletic clubs and banking. His expertise in these areas has been invaluable in servicing a wide variety of our clientele. He has served on many Boards through the years and also served as Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Campaign Treasurer. Ron is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ron has been active with Lexington’s youth in coaching baseball from Little League through Babe Ruth and is married to Claudette Switzer who is also our Office Manager. They have four children and sixteen grandchildren.

CHARLES D. MCGAUGHEY joined Ron Switzer’s practice in 1986 and became a shareholder in 1991. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Kentucky with an accounting degree. Originally from Southern Illinois, Chuck has lived in the Central Kentucky area since coming to Lexington to attend college in 1973. Chuck’s experience includes all facets of small business tax and accounting client needs. He started his career in industry as a corporate controller before becoming a CPA and joining Ron Switzer in 1986.

Chuck’s experience includes tax preparation of individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary tax returns as well as preparation of small business financial statements including audits, review and compilations. Chuck is an experienced consultant and has advised clients on the sale of their business, tax deferred like-kind exchanges, installment sales, litigation support and tax representation of clients on government audit examinations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Chuck is married to Cathy Farris McGaughey and has three daughters and three grandchildren.

DANIEL A. KING joined Switzer, McGaughey & Company in 2010 and became a shareholder in 2013. He is a 2002 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and he also received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 2003. Daniel has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2002 and a Certified Financial Planner® since 2004. Daniel is originally from Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Daniel has more than ten years of experience in public accounting and has worked with clients concentrating in various industries, including financial institutions, manufacturing, automobile dealerships, construction contractors, retail outlets and non-profit organizations, as well as a wide variety of small businesses and their owners. Daniel has extensive experience in the areas of income tax planning and compliance, employee benefit planning, retirement and estate planning for closely-held businesses and their owners. Daniel also has significant experience providing financial statement audit, review and compilation services to companies in those industries as well as in the insurance industry.

Daniel is a member of the Board of Directors for the Lexington Society of Financial Service Professionals, serving as Treasurer. Daniel is also a member of the Lexington Charity Club, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Daniel is married to Caitlin Williams King.

ADDRESS: 811 CORPORATE DRIVE, SUITE 303, LEXINGTON, KY 40503
PHONE: 859-223-5353