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Stephen Blann

Stephen Blann

Stephen Blann | CPA, CGFM, CGMA | Principal

Grand Rapids, MI | 616.975.2810 | Email | Linkedin
Service Areas | Governmental and not-for-profit auditing and consulting, outsourced CFO services and consulting, technology utilization and training, custom spreadsheet and database programming

As the Firm's director of government audit quality, Stephen is responsible for setting quality control standards, developing practice aids and training programs (both internally and for clients), and serving as the technical quality control principal for audit reviews. Stephen also provides outsourced CFO services to governments and not-for-profit organizations.

Experience

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

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 an active member of and nationally recognized speaker for various professional organizations, including the GFOA, NAFOA, MACMHB, AGA, FICPA and MICPA. His presentations focus on current issues in governmental accounting and financial reporting, grant compliance, internal controls and technology utilization.
  • Since 2003, Stephen has served as an advisor on the GFOA Standing Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting.
  • Stephen is a member of the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel and the education director of the West Michigan Chapter of the AGA.
  • Stephen provides multiple CFO outsourcing clients with a broad range of services, including establishing effective internal controls, creating deficit elimination plans, developing budgeting strategies and managing grants.
  • Through frequent interaction with governmental and industry organizations, such as GASB and the AICPA, Stephen continuously monitors and responds to professional changes as they are being developed to ensure clients and Rehmann associates have access to national resources and robust training opportunities.

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