About us

Our company was founded in 1972, in the heart of Nice. Founder Gérard Ruff's ambition at the time was to create a highly technical, local accounting firm. A value that we strive to maintain by supporting and advising small business owners and foreign investors on a daily basis.

Gérard Ruff is also the founder of Initiative Nice Côte d' Azur (formerly Fier Entreprendre), a financing and support association for small business start-ups and takeovers. A solid network on which many entrepreneurs rely, proud of their local roots.
Photo de Jacques Annani à gauche et Régis Bufalini

We now have around sixty highly qualified employees and 7 associates, based in Nice, Mouans-Sartoux, Le Cannet-des-Maures, Cannes, Saint-Tropez and Sophia Antipolis.

The breadth of our profiles enables us to offer a highly varied range of services: auditing and statutory auditing, management consulting and development strategy, accounting, business valuation, tax, legal, social and more.

In 2020, over 1,500 companies and 350 individuals in France and abroad placed their trust in us. Faced with this strong growth and the digital transformation of our profession and the economy, our firm is backed by strategic local and international partnerships (FranceDéfi, PrimeGlobal, etc.).

Our commitments


More than a value, it’s the very essence of our firm! As a company built on family values, we have always placed the human aspect at the heart of our approach, with both our employees and our customers. Always listening to your every need, taking the time to get to know you, understanding your environment… so many initiatives geared towards a tailor-made experience in complete simplicity.

At Ruff & Associés, you’ll have the opportunity to meet or talk with our staff, managers and associates at short notice. There are projects and situations that can’t wait! Every customer is our priority. We make it a point of honor to analyze, anticipate and provide you with an answer as quickly as possible.

At Ruff & Associés, our wealth of experience and diverse profiles give us a multi-disciplinary as well as a specialized vision. This implies an ongoing training effort to facilitate and secure your projects.

At Ruff & Associés, it’s our responsibility to offer you adapted, modern solutions.

Confidentiality and ethics are an integral part of our profession. At Ruff & Associés, it’s not just a question of rigorous, reliable support, but also of a win-win relationship in which everyone increases their skills.

Our associates

Today, the firm is run by 7 partners, surrounded by over 90 highly qualified employees with diverse backgrounds (accountants, auditors, tax specialists, legal experts, etc.) who are there to advise and support you throughout your projects.
Associate, Social / HR Department
Social & HR
Jacques ANNANI
Partner, Chartered Accountant / CAC
VSE/SME & Innovation
Partner, Chartered Accountant
VSE/SME & Structuring
Partner, Managing Director Mouans-Sartoux
VSE/SME & Wealth Management
Associate, Manager Cannet-des-Maures
VSE/SME & Winegrowing
Albert PARIS
Partner, Chartered accountant, Auditor
Audit & SME
Arnaud RUFF
Partner, Chartered Accountant / CAC
Real Estate & Foreign Investment
Gérard RUFF
Chartered accountant / judicial

Our partners

Since the creation of our firm, we have set up a number of partnerships. Drawing on a local as well as an international network, our aim is to provide a service tailored to the varied demands and problems of our customers. Would you like to forge a strategic partnership based on trust? Contact us!

La Presse speaks about us

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