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Stephen Blann - Rehmann


Stephen Blann | CPA, CGFM, CGMA | Principal

Grand Rapids, MI | 616.975.2810 | Email | Linkedin
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Bachelor of Science, accounting and business administration
Indiana Wesleyan University


Active member of and regular speaker for various professional organizations including the national GFOA, the Michigan and Florida GFOAs, AGA, and MICPA

Long-time advisor to the GFOA’s Standing Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting; and current member of the AICPA's State and Local Government Expert Panel

Founding president and current education director of the West Michigan Chapter of the AGA

Service Areas | Governmental and not-for-profit auditing and consulting, government outsourcing and CFO services, technology utilization and training, custom spreadsheet and database programming

Stephen is a principal of government and not-for-profit services with Rehmann, where he serves as the Firm's director of government audit quality, and heads the government and not-for-profit assurance practice for West Michigan.


Stephen has been with Rehmann since 1995, during which time he has concentrated exclusively in the governmental and not-for-profit sector. Stephen is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a nationally recognized speaker on a wide range of topics related to governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting, as well as technology utilization. Since 2000, Stephen has also spent a significant portion of his time providing outsourced CFO services to governments and not-for-profit organizations.

Stephen's client base is comprised of counties, cities, villages, townships, road commissions, community mental health authorities, local and intermediate school districts, Native American tribal governments and a variety of not-for-profit organizations.

Stephen is licensed as a CPA in both Michigan and Florida.

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