Rehmann Announces Cornerstone Partnership with Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Red Wings and Rehmann have several things in common: a dedication to teamwork, long-standing success in their respective industries and a commitment to the Metro Detroit region. Maintaining this trend, Rehmann today announced its Cornerstone sponsorship of the Detroit Red Wings at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena.

As a Cornerstone partner, Rehmann receives naming rights to the West Club within Little Caesars Arena, as well as on-ice and digital advertising. The newly-coined “Rehmann Club” is an exclusive area that will feature more than 400 premium seats located in the arena bowl, providing a memorable experience for attendees.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rehmann and debuting the ‘Rehmann Club,’ an exciting social-gathering space within Little Caesars Arena,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “In addition to an upscale atmosphere and high-end food options, the ‘Rehmann Club’ features easy access to VIP parking, making the club extremely convenient to sports and entertainment fans attending Little Caesars Arena.”

Little Caesars Arena will open in September 2017, and will also host the Detroit Pistons along with other world-class sporting and entertainment events.

“We are excited to announce our renewed partnership with the Detroit Red Wings during this historic moment of transition,” said Rehmann CEO Randy Rupp. “Our relationship with the Red Wings has been rewarding at every turn, and we’re honored to continue our affiliation with such an outstanding organization.”


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About Little Caesars Arena
Home to the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions, the new Little Caesars Arena will feature a dramatic arena bowl, proximity to the action and great sight lines. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six™ Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Pistons and Detroit’s incredible musical heritage, Little Caesars Arena will also feature state-of-the-art technology and fan amenities.

Rehmann Earns Inavero’s 2017 Best of Accounting™ Award For Client Service Excellence

Rehmann, a fully integrated certified public accounting and financial services firm, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Accounting™ Award for providing superior service to their clients.

The Best of Accounting Award winners are proven industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients. On average, clients of the 2017 winners are more than four times more likely to be satisfied than the industry’s average accounting firm client. Rehmann received a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 79, quadruple the industries average.

Inavero’s Best of Accounting winners must achieve NPS scores above 60 to qualify for consideration for the award. NPS is a measure of a customers’ likelihood to refer to a friend or colleague. Measured on a 10-point scale, company and brand “promoters” (customers giving a nine or 10 score) are subtracted from “detractors” (those giving a score of six or below).

According to Inavero, the accounting industry achieved a NPS of 18 last year. In other industry based research, banking achieved averages of 35 and investment advisors achieved NPS average ratings of 45 percent. Popular brands like Vanguard, State Farm and Amazon achieved NPS scores of 66, 45 and 66, respectively.* Rehmann’s NPS score of 79 places them in an elite category of firms fully dedicated to client satisfaction.

“The 2017 Best of Accounting award recipients have gone to great lengths to demonstrate their commitment to service quality,” says Inavero founder and CEO, Eric Gregg. “Winning firms not only invest time and resources toward surveying clients, they commit to providing validated feedback to the public on BestofAccounting.com – making the satisfaction of their clients a central strategy for growing their business.”

“Exceeding our clients’ expectations each and every day is our central focus at Rehmann. We are honored by the recognition from Inavero,” said Mitch Reno, principal & director of client experience. “This achievement recognizes our associates’ continuous commitment to our clients and the industries they serve – it is great motivation to create an even better experience for clients. We like to call it ‘The Rehmann Experience,’ and we’re focused on maximizing it for each client.”


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About Best of Accounting™
Best of Accounting recognizes accounting firms that have demonstrated exceptional service quality based exclusively on ratings provided by their clients. The award program provides statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks for the accounting industry, revealing which firms deliver the highest quality of service to their clients. BestofAccounting.com is the directory of choice for sourcing leading accounting firms with validated satisfaction scores in the US and Canada.

About Inavero
Rooted in satisfaction research for business service firms, Inavero’s proprietary online survey program leverages the Net Promoter® Score methodology to measure client satisfaction. Inavero partners with business service firms in more than 15 countries to measure client satisfaction, improve retention, capture testimonials, and increase new business.

*Data source: Satmetrix 2016 study of 44,000 customers, 247 brands and 23 industries. Net Promoter, Net Promoter Score, and NPS are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, Inc., and Fred Reichheld

Accounting MOVE Project names Rehmann Best CPA firm for women

Accounting MOVE Project names Rehmann Best CPA firm for women
Embracing diversity means creating a workplace where people of all backgrounds feel included and valued. Rehmann is committed to supporting opportunities that foster diversity and gender equality. As a result, Rehmann has been named to the Accounting MOVE Project’s “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women” for the fifth consecutive year.
The list, released by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, recognizes firms that provide:
• Consistent, measurable progress in advancing women
• Proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women
• Evidence that the firm’s advancement of women is intrinsic to its growth and succession goals
The 2017 MOVE Project theme, “Pipeline to Finish Line: Powering Women to the Partner/Principal Level,” discussed specific strategies and programs that will advance women leadership.
In addition to having two robust leadership development programs that pair sponsors with pro

tégés — allowing for development at both the individual and firm levels — Rehmann ranked 4 percent above average in the Accounting MOVE Project’s 2017 survey of the number of women partners, principals and management committee members at participating accounting firms.
Rehmann also has a dedicated Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) that focuses on the development of female associates and women’s career advocacy across the Firm to ensure a strong progression of women leaders.
“We are honored to be included among the best accounting firms for women for the fifth time in a row,” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann chief human resources officer.” Equal opportunity and advancement are fundamental to Rehmann’s culture and we’ll continue to drive that same principle.”
For information about career opportunities with Rehmann, visit Rehmann.com/careers.
About the MOVE Project
The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success: M – Money: fair pay practices; O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development; V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers; E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership
About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann announces Douglas Kelly as head of private household practice

Rehmann has announced Douglas Kelly as head of the private household industry practice. Within this role, he will assist high net worth clients with all aspects of their financial needs. His new appointment is effective July 1.

The private household industry team aims to integrate accounting, tax, financial and consultative services across the firm to help clients meet their short- and long-term financial goals.

“I am both honored and excited to lead Rehmann’s private household team,” said Kelly. “I am eager about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to delivering business wisdom to our clients.”

Kelly obtained his bachelor of business administration in accounting from Eastern Michigan University, and has more than 20 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services. He has served as the lead engagement professional on multiple compliance and consulting engagements involving high net worth, multi-generational families and individuals, family offices, closely-held businesses, and multi-tier partnership/LLC flow-through structures. He also led the Rehmann Ann Arbor office’s tax practice, and looks forward to integrating these two roles to comprehensively serve Rehmann’s diverse client base.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann Honored on Vault Accounting 50 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators, ranked 26th overall— among other honors — in the latest Vault Accounting 50 rankings.

The Vault Accounting 50 report highlights the best accounting firms to work for Rehmann landed among the best in the following additional categories:

  • #17 Best Accounting Firms for Client Interaction
  • #17 Best Accounting Firms for Hours
  • #17 Best Accounting Firms for Women
  • #18 Best Accounting Firms for Work/Life Balance
  • #20 Best Accounting Firms for Firm Leadership

“At Rehmann, we strive to not only help our clients achieve their personal and professional goals, but to ensure that our associates enjoy coming to work every day,” said Katie Strehler, chief human resources officer for the firm. “These Vault rankings serve as an important indicator that we are continuing to make progress toward that objective.”

The Vault Accounting 50 data is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the primary issues that accounting professionals care most about, including quality of life rankings such as culture, satisfaction, work-life balance, and compensation in combination with overall firm prestige. The ranking is based on the following criteria: 40 percent prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent work-life balance, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent overall job satisfaction, 5 percent business outlook, and 5 percent formal training.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates located in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann partners with Intacct to help empower today’s businesses

Rehmann and Intacct — a leading provider of financial management and accounting software — are partnering to expand Rehmann’s outsourced accounting and advisory practice which includes SkyBooks, the Firm’s cloud-based suite of financial and accounting software solutions.

With this development, Rehmann becomes an Intacct value-added reseller (VAR). This allows the Firm to sell, implement, support and develop custom enhancements for Intacct’s award-winning cloud financial applications. Cloud-based accounting applications represent a rapidly growing field … one that holds special interest for Rehmann.

“Our teaming with Intacct comes in response to what we’re hearing from clients,” said Rehmann Principal Sharon Berman. “Today’s business leaders understand the value of robust technological capabilities and the efficiencies that come along with them.” She cited the ability to integrate disparate applications, providing clients with a more holistic view of their organization in a seamless user experience.

Intacct VARs are selected based on extensive experience in finance, business best practices, enterprise resource planning (ERP), cloud technology and financial software. As an Intacct VAR, Rehmann clients will have access to newer technologies, features and benefits, including:

  • Real-time visibility to financial and operational data anywhere, anytime and from any device.
  • The ability to customize their financial systems and reporting.
  • Easy integration with other internal applications such as CRM, POS, PSA and custom internal applications.
  • Easily customizable and automated business process workflows without any costly programming and upkeep required.
  • Complete online document management capabilities, which eliminates paper copies and file folders.
  • Automatic ERP upgrades.

To learn more, visit rehmann.com/skybooks.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann announces multiple promotions in southeast Michigan offices

Rehmann recently recognized the commitment and merit of key associates with promotions throughout each region. In the Firm’s southeast region, the following associates have been promoted:

• Eve Berton – Corporate investigative services (CIS) proposals and business development manager
• Christine Hoke – Accounting, consulting and tax manager
• Sejla Kulaglic – Tax manager
• Andrea Voth – Software systems administration manager

“Our associates are the reason for Rehmann’s continued growth and success,” said Ryan Krause, managing principal for the Firm’s southeast region. “We are pleased to recognize all of their hard work and commitment to excellence through these well-deserved promotions.”

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann is ranked as the 30th largest firm in the United States, with nearly 800 associates located in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann promotes Alex August to tax principal in Troy

Rehmann has promoted Alex August, CPA, to tax principal in the Firm’s Troy location. August serves several large closely held and multinational companies, assisting with all aspects of income taxation for such companies, related entities, owners and family members.

August began his career with Rehmann in 1999. His expertise includes international taxation (both inbound and outbound), global structuring, and tax consulting and compliance. Other practice areas include federal and multistate taxation, estates and trusts, and tax authority audits.

“In an expanding global economy, keen insight into relevant taxation issues is vital — and that’s precisely what Alex provides clients,” said Rehmann CEO Randy Rupp. “It’s great having him on the team.”

August earned both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He formerly served as chair of the MICPA’s federal tax task force and is a current member of the international task force.

Rehmann promotes Tony DiVito to principal in Farmington Hills

Rehmann has promoted Tony DiVito, CPA, to principal in its Farmington Hills location. DiVito specializes in small business consulting, with an emphasis on accounting software analysis, tax preparation, fraud investigation and internal controls.

After a business combination between Rehmann and Boyes, Wright, Pittman & Co., PLLC, DiVito joined the Firm in 2007. He also possesses expertise in Form 1099 reporting, worker classification and payroll taxes.

“Tony is a true difference maker when it comes to delivering business wisdom to clients,” said Randy Rupp, Rehmann CEO, “It’s reassuring to know that he’ll be making that difference with Rehmann for some time to come.”

DiVito holds a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in professional accounting and information systems and a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and an Intacct Certified Services Provider. Additionally, DiVito serves as treasurer of the southeast Michigan chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sandy Shecter, CPA, named Rehmann director of accounting, consulting & tax department

Rehmann has named Sandy Shecter, CPA, director of the firm’s accounting, consulting & tax (ACT) department. She will assume the role on January 1, 2017.

Shecter has been with the firm for 27 years and serves as a principal in the ACT department. She chaired Rehmann’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), led the firm’s tax internal inspections and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Leadership group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sandy into her new role,” said Rehmann COO Stacie Kwaiser. “Her experience and abilities will undoubtedly help continue to instill a passion for client service within the ACT department and the firm overall.”

Shecter is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a concentration in accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Michigan Association of CPAs. She previously served on the finance committee for Hillel Day School and the audit committee for Frankel Jewish Academy. She is the past president of the Woman’s American ORT (Michigan Region) and serves on the Michigan Board of Directors for ORT America. Her most passionate community involvement comes from her eight-year participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk, which consists of thousands of people walking 60 miles in three days to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

Rehmann’s ACT department provides business owners with a comprehensive approach to managing their businesses. ACT services include support with compilations, reviews, changing tax regulations, retirement plan services, budgets and financial forecasts.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann is ranked as the 30th largest firm in the United States, with nearly 800 associates located in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Online at rehmann.com.

Contact: Steve Tschirhart
248.614.6407
steve.tschirhart@rehmann.com