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Rehmann Principal Stacie Kwaiser has been elected to the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants' (MICPA) Board of Directors for a three-year term which started September 1, 2015. Stacie will play a leadership role in supporting the association's mission and ensuring that the goals of the strategic plan are met. "This role is a perfect fit for Stacie. She's a dedicated leader at our Firm, and I have no doubt that her presence on the Board of Directors will contribute greatly to the MICPA and its members," said Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann...

Good news from the IRS: No penalties will be assessed against colleges, universities, and other educational institutions that filed Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement) with incorrect or missing taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) for tax years 2012 – 2014. This development follows recent legislation that, effective for Form 1098-T filed after 12/31/15, waived the penalty for educational institutions that fail to file the form with accurate TINs if the educational institution certifies that it properly requested TINs from students. The IRS reminds educational institutions they still must properly solicit payee TINs. Educational institutions that were previously assessed such a penalty for 2012 will receive a letter from the IRS informing them of the waiver...

Amy Flourry has been named Rehmann's next Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Council chair. Sandy Shecter, who served as WIN Council chair for nearly three years, passed the role onto Amy. The transition took place at the 2015/2016 STEP and EL Education Day in August, where Amy gave a presentation to the incoming protégés on the business case for WIN. “I have truly appreciated the trust and confidence Firm leadership had in appointing me to chair this council,” said Sandy...

Rehmann was recently recognized as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA). Since 2002, the “Best and Brightest” competition highlights companies that distinguish themselves as superior by creating richer lives for their employees, helping grow stronger communities and having the most innovative approach to human resources. “We’re honored to receive this recognition again, our 12th time in the last 13 years,” said Katie Strehler, director of human resources. “This is a testimony to Rehmann’s investment in time, effort and energy to ensure the Firm offers a positive work environment that simultaneously fosters associate growth...

Rehmann, a fully-integrated financial services firm, recently announced a business combination with Drake, Watters & Associates, PLLC, effective August 1, 2015. The combination is part of Rehmann’s strategic business plan to continue providing exceptional services in the areas of tax, accounting, audit, business consulting, wealth management and corporate investigative services for both individuals and businesses. “Associates at Drake, Watters exhibit the same distinguishing traits at the heart of Rehmann’s core values – making this combination a great fit for both firms,” said Randy Rupp, Rehmann CEO. Associates with Drake, Watters – a Jackson, Michigan firm – will move into Rehmann’s Jackson office, bringing the total number of Rehmann’s Jackson associates to nearly 50...

Gerald Wernette of Rehmann has been selected as a delegate to the National Association of Plan Advisors' (NAPA) DC Fly-In Forum, an exclusive gathering of the nation's leading retirement plan advisors. As a forum delegate, Gerald will meet in Washington, D.C. to listen to and brief top congressional leaders about the importance and future of the nation's workplace retirement plans, and, as advocates for the employers and participants they work with, share how proposed laws and regulations might impact American workers' retirement security...

Rehmann Principal Randy Rupp succeeds Steven D. Kelly as the firm's CEO July 1, 2015. Kelly will continue to serve as the financial services firm's Chairman of the Board. "Randy has been deeply entrenched in firm operations for years and is a principal architect of the great strides we've taken since he joined us more than 30 years ago," Kelly said...

Roger Webster has joined Rehmann as the Firm’s Director of HR Consulting.  He brings nearly 20 years of experience providing clients with customized HR solutions to help them meet their goals. “We’re thrilled to have Roger join us at Rehmann,” said Jim Carpp, principal and director of consulting at Rehmann. “He has a history of providing HR systems that are scalable, employee engagement-driven and known to increase productivity; our clients will undoubtedly benefit from Roger’s experience and perspective...

Congratulations to Fred Schaard, president of Rehmann Financial, for being named the top "Dapper Dad" for the second time in three years. "Dapper Dads" is a program of the Sparrow Foundation, which supports the physical and psychological health of women in the Lansing area. "Dapper Dads" participants elicit sponsorship support from friends, family, clients and colleagues – as well as audience members – as they walk a runway during a show that features equal parts fun and fundraising. Each vote cast for a "Dad" cost $5, which goes to the Sparrow Foundation...

For the third consecutive year, Rehmann has been named to the Accounting MOVE Project Best CPA Firms for Women List, which recognizes firms with high proportions of women partners and principals. "Women's initiatives are an integral part of the culture at Rehmann," said Rehmann CEO elect Randy Rupp. "Being included on this list helps ensure we're continuing to work in the right direction on behalf of professional women today." In its sixth year, the 2015 Accounting MOVE Project reports a significant boost in the proportion of women partners and principals at the 47 CPA firms participating in the project nationwide —an average of 22 percent, up from 17 percent five years ago...

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