About Woodford Financial

Woodford Financial is a Kentucky CPA firm with a fine reputation for real estate tax deduction strategies. We’ve created a specialized niche within our firm for cost segregation studies, section 179D deductions, and section 1031 like-kind exchanges. We can help with these savvy tax strategies that many accountants and CPAs overlook.

We understand all the ins-and-outs related to 179D, can help facilitate 1031 exchanges that allow our clients to defer capital gains taxes, and help you grow your net worth faster by significantly reducing your current tax liability. To learn more about how we can help you save money, call 859-832-0500 now or request your free initial consultation online and we’ll contact you shortly.


Ralph S. “Bud” Watson, II, CPA, CGMA, AEP

Bud Watson

Bud has been providing an extensive array of financial services to clients for over forty years, from accounting and tax services to estate and financial planning, investment and retirement strategies, and general financial counsel. Being able to integrate the expertise he has gained in all these areas into a coordinated service has been a hallmark of his career.

Bud graduated in 1978 with an accounting degree from the University of Kentucky Honors College and gained his CPA designation in 1981. In addition to his membership in the Kentucky Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, he is a Board member and President-elect of the Bluegrass Estate Planning Council, a member of the Lexington Rotary Club, and serves on the Board of Kerrington’s Heart, a 50(c)(3) organization which provides education and support to congenital heart defect (CHD) patients and families. He and his wife Leslie have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren.


Todd Renner CPA

J. Todd Renner, CPA, CGMA

After over twenty-five years of managing financial and operational affairs for private businesses, J. Todd Renner decided to capitalize on his small and medium-sized entity (SME) and non-profit expertise and launched Woodford Financial. The Company provides accounting, tax, and financial management services to SME’s and non-profits to further develop their businesses and take them to the next level. Working in the SME and non-profit environment has allowed Woodford Financial to gain expertise in many areas of organizational management including finance and accounting, human resources, contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, internal control development, fraud detection and prevention, sales and marketing, tax minimization and compliance, and technology implementation. Woodford Financial limits the number of engagements it accepts to assure unparalleled client service.

After graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1991, Mr. Renner worked in public accounting and earned his CPA designation. He then moved into SME financial and operational management. He and his family relocated to the Central Kentucky area in the spring of 2005. Mr. Renner is a licensed CPA in Kentucky and Maryland and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.