Robert J. Murphy, CPA/ABV, CVA
Principal and CEO
Boyer & Ritter LLC
Murphy’s responsibilities are primarily threefold: focusing on continuing to meet Boyer & Ritter’s clients’ needs and distinguishing the firm in the market; strategically steering the firm to sustained growth in the short and long term; and leading and managing day-to-day activities. “By concentrating on clients’ success, we fortify our own,” he said.
Murphy said the firm’s partners vote every four years on its leadership. “With my partners’ support, I have been privileged to lead Boyer & Ritter for 11 years,” he said. He has over 30 years of experience with the firm providing audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in a wide variety of industries including automobile dealerships, land development and other for-profit, closely held commercial enterprises.
“I am immensely proud of how we are meeting our clients’ needs throughout the pandemic, establishing Boyer & Ritter as a go-to source throughout the country for information about the Paycheck Protection Program and other business relief programs. We also honored our commitment to our employees, pledging no layoffs, pay cuts, or furloughs,” Murphy said.
He shared several life lessons. Applying “listen first” is a life skill and is equally critical in business and social settings. Good leaders know to gather information, then provide the best guidance possible. “We have talented professionals throughout our firm, and I learned early on the importance of giving people the opportunity to be heard and share their ideas,” he said..
Murphy enjoys golfing and boating; however, he said his greatest joy comes from spending time with his family. “No matter what you do professionally, it is critical to have a way to destress. Quality time with my loved ones helps me recharge my batteries and reminds me what is important in life,” he said..
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.