Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter | CPA, CGFM, CGMA | Principal and Director of Governmental Outsourcing

Jackson, MI | 517.787.6503 | Email | Linkedin
Service Areas | CFO services and consulting; audit preparation and management; budget development, financial reporting and grant reporting; financial policy and procedure development; organizational management; union negotiation; board development

As the director of governmental outsourcing, Richard leads a team focused on providing CFO and finance department services. This team brings unique and cost-effective solutions, customized for each client — helping them efficiently and effectively implement their mission, vision and values.


Richard has worked in public accounting since 2005 when he joined Rehmann as an audit and assurance intern, gaining extensive experience in financial audits and single audit compliance testing. He joined the governmental outsourcing team in 2011 and based on his continued success with clients in this arena, became the director in 2015. His strong auditing background provides a valuable perspective as he serves clients in the CFO and finance department capacity. From strategic planning initiatives, to participating in union negotiations and interacting with client legal counsel, Richard has experience taking on all aspects of the CFO role for his clients.

Richard has worked with community mental health (CMH) agencies and prepaid inpatient health plans (PIHP), school districts, cities, counties, tribal governments and various not-for-profit organizations.

  • Richard regularly presents on topics related to financial accounting and reporting; both internally at Rehmann and for the CMH Association of Michigan where he is a recognized speaker.
  • Staying ahead of technical industry standards, Richard is a member of the AICPA, MICPA and AGA.
  • As the lead advisor for two Michigan Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans and two Community Mental Health Service Programs, Richard is highly regarded in this niche.

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