Magdalena is an Assurance Principal in Rehmann’s Southeast Michigan region and specializes in serving manufacturing companies and financial institutions with external audit, internal audit and internal controls services.
Magdalena joined Rehmann in 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. Most recently, she served as SVP and Assistant Corporate Controller at Zions Bancorporation, a systemically important bank holding company operating in the Western United States. She was responsible for accounting policy and technical accounting research for complex transactions and financial instruments. She prepared earnings releases, 10-K/10-Q filings, and authored comment letters to the FASB regarding proposed accounting standards as well as responses to the SEC following their review of company reports. She also led their IFRS readiness assessment.
Magdalena began her career at Deloitte, and was a Partner – Business Risk Services at Ernst & Young and a Partner – Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services at KPMG. Her Big 4 experience includes directing the delivery of external audit, internal audit, risk management, data-analysis, and process improvement services. Projects included re-engineering of financial statement close processes and the creation of accounting policy manuals for multinational SEC registrants. Her industry focus was on financial institutions and global manufacturers. Magdalena also designed new initiatives and led large projects related to purchase cost reduction, inventory reduction, accounts receivable optimization, and real estate records management.
Magdalena is fluent in Finnish, Polish and Swedish and proficient in German.
In addition to her degrees from the University of Michigan, Magdalena has attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the International Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. She also attended the University of Vienna, where she studied German language.