Rehmann Named Among Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership by Accounting MOVE Project

Rehmann Named Among Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership by Accounting MOVE Project

TROY, Mich., June 8, 2020 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, has been named among Best Firms for Equity Leadership. This is the first time Rehmann has received this recognition which is reserved for those firms in which women account for at least 30 percent of their owner and principal group.

Since 2010, the Accounting MOVE Project has measured and supported the advancement of women at accounting and consulting firms. Currently, MOVE is the only annual benchmarking project that quantifies women’s progress in the profession.

“We appreciate the Accounting MOVE Project’s important work as it pertains to measuring and advancing the progress of women in our field. At Rehmann, we strive to actively create opportunities for the growth and development of women at our firm, and this recognition is an indicator that we are on the right trajectory.” Said, Katie Strehler, Chief Talent Officer at Rehmann.

Based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., the Accounting MOVE Project investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success including fair pay practices; advancement and leadership development; work-life programs that remove barriers; and operating experience for managing or business ownership.

Rehmann was recognized for the firm’s cross-departmental opportunities and potential alliances in client support groups, offering a spiral of growth for women at the firm.

“The findings of this year’s report solidify that women are extending positive change into the financial workforce by creating new initiatives and client retention with creativity and leadership,” said Cindy Stanley, executive director for the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), the association partner for the Accounting MOVE Project. “The unique perspectives and reliability of women in finance will continue to create new streams of opportunity and pave the way for progress.”

Rehmann has received the Accounting MOVE recognition eight years in a row, and Chief Operating Officer Stacie Kwaiser was recently named among Crain’s Detroit’s 2020 Notable Women in Finance. The full 2020 Accounting MOVE project report can be viewed here.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions and made it a priority to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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 Launches New, Purpose-Driven Brand

TROY, Mich., May 12, 2020 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, today launched a company-wide rebrand. The firm’s new tagline, “EMPOWER YOUR PURPOSE,” centers on maximizing the potential of clients and associates by providing business insights and solutions that help them maintain focus on what makes them extraordinary.

Launching amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the new brand is reflective of the firm’s efforts to help clients navigate the unprecedented impact of the pandemic. Rehmann released a brand video to accompany the launch, available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSD7H0knSBI.

“Moments like this define us. In the midst of this pandemic, we have walked alongside our clients and helped them navigate challenges we never could have predicted,” said Randy Rupp, CEO at Rehmann. “We, like our clients, are focused on the long-term view: reopening, restoring and reinventing new ways of doing business. We are prepared to help our clients and advisors empower their purpose and come back stronger than ever, and our new brand is reflective of the work that is to come.”

Amid the pandemic, Rehmann has helped clients navigate federal stimulus programs, cyberattacks targeting remote workforces, investing in an uncertain financial market, cashflow and deferral strategies, revenue generating opportunities, human resource needs and operational and infrastructure considerations, among other issues.

“Our firm has continually evolved as we anticipated and adapted to clients’ needs,” said Holly Shier, Chief Marketing Officer at Rehmann. “Rehmann’s ability to support our clients holistically is now more important than ever and our new brand reinforces that purpose. Our intention is to be the accelerators and the trusted advisors that fuel their ability to innovate, adapt and move forward.”

Rehmann’s core values, unchanged in the rebrand, include: put people first, be obsessed with client success, cultivate business wisdom, embrace an entrepreneurial spirit, and exhibit unwavering integrity.

Rehmann advises clients throughout the US from offices located in Florida, Michigan and Ohio, and is in the top 50 largest firms in the United States, according to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms list.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions and made it a priority to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann’s Stacie Kwaiser Named One of Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Finance

TROY, Mich., April 28, 2020 – Crain’s Detroit Business named Rehmann Chief Operating Officer Stacie Kwaiser among its 2020 Notable Women in Finance. The award is part of the Crain’s Notable Women in Michigan series, which features distinguished professional women nominated by their colleagues.

At Rehmann, Kwaiser provides strategic direction and operational management for associates, leading the firm’s finance, human resources, information technology and marketing teams. She is responsible for overall growth, profitability and management of employees. She leads a team of 15 direct reports and manages regional managing principals and department directors.

“Stacie leads many of the most critical functions of our firm and does so with a great level of skill, knowledge and strategic vision,” said Randy Rupp, Rehmann Chief Executive Officer. “Every decision she makes is based on what’s best for our clients, associates and firm overall. She operates with the utmost transparency, accountability and integrity, and we are privileged to have her at the helm.”

Notably, Kwaiser led an internal restructuring effort in 2018, was heavily involved in Rehmann’s business combination with Trivalent, an IT managed services company, and was integral to the development of the firm’s new strategic plan.

Kwaiser has been involved in the growth of the firm’s leadership programs and serves as a sponsor and mentor to many Rehmann associates. She serves on the Rehmann Women’s Initiative Network Council and has been instrumental in shaping the firm’s culture and values.

“As Rehmann’s first female COO, Stacie is dedicated to helping women in our firm thrive,” said Rupp. “Our consistent rankings among the best firms for the advancement of female employees is due in no small part to Stacie’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

In 2019, the Accounting MOVE Project named Rehmann one of the Best CPA Firms for Women for the seventh straight year.

Having joined the Rehmann audit team in 1996, Kwaiser began her career providing audit, review and consulting services for a variety of closely held commercial business clients and institutions of higher education. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association for Certified Public Accountants and PAC Task Force for the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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 Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Accounting Diamond Award For Service Excellence

Diamond award recognizes firms who have consistently earned industry-leading satisfaction scores from their clients

TROY, Mich., – March. 4, 2020 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, has won ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting diamond award for providing superior service to its clients for at least five consecutive years. Of the Best of Accounting award winners, only 25% have earned the diamond award. Diamond award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality, based on the ratings submitted by their clients.

In 2019, Rehmann received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 based on over 1,700 clients surveyed. Rehmann’s satisfaction score is significantly higher than the industry’s average of just 45%.

“Clients value our ideas and insights, as well as our adaptive nature, which allows us to be available to clients when we’re needed most,” said Mitch Reno, Director of Client Experience at Rehmann. “Earning the diamond award and the Best of Accounting recognition for the fifth consecutive year indicates that our associates’ commitment to client service is not going unnoticed.”

Rehmann also received a Net Promoter® Score of 74.4%, compared to the industry’s average of 24% in 2019. Best of Accounting winners’ clients are 1.9 times more likely to be satisfied than those who work with non-winning firms.

“Now more than ever, providing a consistently remarkable client experience is critical for accounting firms,” said ClearlyRated’s CEO Eric Gregg. “All accounting firms attempt to deliver great service – Best of Accounting winners have proven it. I couldn’t be more proud to showcase these service leaders alongside feedback from their actual clients, on ClearlyRated.com and applaud them for their commitment to service excellence at their respective firms!”

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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 ClearlyRated
Rooted in satisfaction research for professional service firms, ClearlyRated utilizes a Net Promoter Score survey program to help professional service firms measure their service experience, build online reputation, and differentiate on service quality. Learn more at https://www.clearlyrated.com/solutions/.

About Best of Accounting™
ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting® Award 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. Winners are featured on ClearlyRated.com – an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms – based exclusively on validated client ratings and testimonials.

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Rehmann Named a 2019 Best and Brightest Company to Work For

TROY, Mich., February 11, 2020 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, has been named a 2019 Best and Brightest Company to Work for in the nation by The National Association for Business Resources, which released its rankings this week. The recognition marks the second consecutive year Rehmann has won the award.

The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm that reviews a number of key measures relative to other nationally ranked winners, including human resource best practices in benefits and compensation, enrichment and engagement, employee development, recruitment, recognition, retention, and work-life balance.

“Our associates are at the heart of the work we do. At Rehmann, we are committed to prioritizing not only a top not client experience, but a best in class environment for our team as well.” Said, Katie Strehler, chief human resources officer at Rehmann. “We fuel our associates’ passion for what they do by providing opportunities for professional growth and development and creating a healthy work life balance.”

The 2019 Best and Brightest program honored 540 national winning organizations from across the country out more than 5,000 nominations. Part of the nomination process includes identifying best practices in human resources for companies to benchmark to ensure they continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“With the war on talent hitting the doorsteps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than it did a year ago. As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through cultural innovation, maximizing their workforce potential,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

Rehmann has nearly 900 associates across locations in Michigan, Ohio and Florida.
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About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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 the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to nominate your organization.

Rehmann Announces Nine Promotions in Southeast Michigan

TROY, Mich., Jan. 31, 2020 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, is starting the decade strong by announcing the promotions of nine associates in Southeast Michigan. Promotions in the area include:

• Cheryl Tront – Troy – Internal Processing Team Assistant (Senior level)
• Grant Pollack – Troy – Investment Analyst (Senior level)
• Michael Cannon – Troy – Assurance In-Charge
• Linda Cooper – Troy – Accounting Solutions Manager
• Sarah Cowie – Detroit – Advisory & Tax Senior
• Chris D’Agostino – Troy – Assurance In-Charge
• Patti Greenwald – Farmington Hills – Accounting Solutions Manager
• Shelby Oakes – Troy – Assurance In-Charge
• Danielle Thornberry – Troy – Advisory & Tax Manager

“We are proud to begin the year by recognizing the hard-working individuals who have shown relentless commitment to our clients’ success,” said Stacie Kwaiser, Rehmann’s chief operating officer. “We look forward to seeing the great work that lies ahead for each of these valued team members.”

Rehmann and its associates deliver forward-thinking results to clients through a progressive service model designed to provide satisfaction and confidence. Rehmann has grown to become one of the largest financial services and advisory firms with nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann’s associates are committed to working collaboratively to cultivate ideas, service and experience.
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About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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 9 promotions in Southeast Michigan

Rehmann announces 9 promotions in Southeast Michigan
TROY, Mich., Jan. 15, 2020 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, is starting the decade strong by announcing the promotions of nine associates in Southeast Michigan. Promotions in the area include:
• Cheryl Tront – Troy – Internal Processing Team Assistant (Senior level)
• Grant Pollack – Troy – Investment Analyst (Senior level)
• Michael Cannon – Troy – Assurance In-Charge
• Linda Cooper – Troy – Accounting Solutions Manager
• Sarah Cowie – Detroit – Advisory & Tax Senior
• Chris D’Agostino – Troy – Assurance In-Charge
• Patti Greenwald – Farmington Hills – Accounting Solutions Manager
• Shelby Oakes – Troy – Assurance In-Charge
• Danielle Thornberry – Troy – Advisory & Tax Manager
“We are proud to begin the year by recognizing the hard-working individuals who have shown relentless commitment to our clients’ success,” said Stacie Kwaiser, Rehmann’s chief operating officer. “We look forward to seeing the great work that lies ahead for each of these valued team members.”

Rehmann and its associates deliver forward-thinking results to clients through a progressive service model designed to provide satisfaction and confidence. Rehmann has grown to become one of the largest financial services and advisory firms with nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann’s associates are committed to working collaboratively to cultivate ideas, service and experience.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 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 Recognized Among Construction Executive’s Top 50 Accounting Firms

Rehmann Recognized Among Construction Executive’s Top 50 Accounting Firms

Troy, Mich., December 19, 2019 – Rehmann has been named one of Construction Executive’s (CE) Top 50 accounting firms in the publication’s inaugural rankings.

CE selected its top 50 firms by connecting with hundreds of accounting firms that serve leading construction clients across the U.S. to analyze the size and scope of firm offerings.

“Construction companies stand to benefit enormously from sound financial expertise, especially given the challenges they face—be it labor shortages or tariff wars,” said Bob Nagle, Principal at Rehmann. “With changes in the industry taking place daily, our clients never know what’s around the corner. We are proud to serve as an extension of their teams, offering sound business solutions that have an immediate impact on their bottom lines.”

Companies were evaluated across various categories, including: 2018 revenues from construction practices; number of CPAs serving construction practices; percentage of firms’ total revenue from construction practices; number of construction clients in 2018; number of office locations with a construction accounting practice; number of employees with a CCIFP certification; and year construction practice was established. Rehmann had 378 construction clients, 21 construction-focused CPAs and nine construction-focused partners at the time of the evaluation, with construction making up 12.84% of firm revenue. The firm offers tax, assurance and consulting services to its clients in the industry.

Construction Executive serves as a leading resource for business construction leaders. Reaching more than 55,000 commercial, industrial, and institutional contractors and construction-related business owners every year.

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About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has over 900 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 Named to 2019 MSSP Alert Top 200 Managed Security Services Providers List

Troy, Mich., Oct. 8, 2019: MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Rehmann to the Top 200 MSSPs list for 2019. The list honors the top 200 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

“We are grateful to be recognized once again by MSSP Alert as one of the top managed security service providers in the world,” said Randy Rupp, CEO, Rehmann. “Businesses of all sizes face evolving cyber security challenges on a daily basis, and we are pleased to give our clients the confidence they need in the face of this changing landscape.”

The Top 200 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2019 readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. MSSPs featured throughout the list proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

Rehmann offers a fully managed suite of cybersecurity solutions to prevent, detect and remediate even the most sophisticated cyber threats.

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Rehmann on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “Amid the ongoing cybersecurity talent shortage, thousands of MSPs and IT consulting firms are striving to move into the managed security market. The Top 200 list honors the MSSP market’s true pioneers.”

MSSP Alert: Top 200 MSSPs 2019 – Research Highlights

The MSSP Alert readership survey revealed several major trends in the managed security services provider market. Chief among them:

• The Top 5 business drivers for managed security services are talent shortages; regulatory compliance needs; the availability of cloud services; ransomware attacks; and SMB customers demanding security guidance from partners.
• 69% of MSSPs now run full-blown security operations centers (SOCs) in-house, with 19% leveraging hybrid models, 8% completely outsourcing SOC services and 4% still formulating strategies.
• The Top 10 cybersecurity vendors assisting MSSPs, in order of reader preference, are Fortinet, AT&T Cybersecurity, Cisco Systems, BlackBerry Cylance, Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, SonicWall, Carbon Black, Tenable and Webroot (a Carbonite company).
• Although the overall MSSP market enjoys double-digit percentage growth rates, many of the Top 200 MSSPs have single-digit growth rates because they are busy investing in next-generation services – including managed detection and response (MDR), SOC as a Service, and automated penetration testing.

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About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has over 900 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 After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E (www.ChannelE2E.com) and MSSP Alert (www.MSSPAlert.com). ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey — from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs).
• For sponsorship information contact After Nines Inc. CEO Amy Katz, Amy@AfterNines.com
• For content and editorial questions contact After Nines Inc. Content Czar Joe Panettieri, Joe@AfterNines.com

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann Receives Multiple Honors in Michigan’s Best and Brightest Awards

Rehmann Receives Multiple Honors in Michigan’s Best and Brightest Awards

Troy, Mich., September 10, 2019 – Rehmann has been named as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness. The honor marked the third consecutive year for Rehmann in the Best and Brightest wellness award category and 17th consecutive year for Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for.

The Best and Brightest awards program honors organizations that set themselves apart through innovative and thoughtful approaches to human resources and honors organizations that are making their workplaces, their employees and the community a healthier place to live and work.

“We are committed to the ongoing growth, development and continued overall success of our associates,” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann chief human resource officer. “We strive to provide a work environment that shows we value each and every associate, it is an honor to be recognized and among such an esteemed group.”

Rehmann offers associates several wellness initiatives, including a wellbeing program that encourages associates to focus on all aspects of their overall wellbeing, including physical, mental, financial, social, career and community health.

“Rehmann is deeply committed to the health and well-being of our associates,” continued Strehler. “We have been intentional in creating a healthy and positive work environment, and we are honored to once again be recognized among like-minded organizations.”

As an award recipient, Rehmann will be honored at the Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness symposium and awards gala on October 4, 2019 and Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for awards gala on October 22, 2019.

The Best and Brightest program offers companies yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction among the best employers throughout Michigan.

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About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has over 900 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.