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Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter | CPA, CGFM, CGMA | Director of Government Outsourcing

Jackson, MI | 517.787.6503 | Email | Linkedin
Service Areas | Outsourced CFO and consulting services, governmental and not-for-profit audit preparation, federal grant compliance and reporting, community mental health compliance and consulting, K-12 school district compliance and consulting

Richard is a principal with Rehmann's audit and assurance department and is based in the Jackson office.


Richard has worked in public accounting for Rehmann since 2005 and leads the Firm’s governmental outsourcing and consulting team, specializing in outsourced CFO and finance department services, providing both time and cost-saving advantages. Services include budget development, monthly financial reporting, grant reporting, financial policy and procedure development, audit preparation and management, annual GAAP basis financial reporting, as well as Skill Knowledge & Experience services.

Richard also has experience with governmental and not-for-profit audits, including audits of school districts, community mental health (CMH) agencies, municipalities, tribal governments and state agencies. In addition to financial audit experience, Richard’s focus includes federal single audit compliance testing, CMH compliance testing, consulting related to financial and non-financial information technology systems, and consulting for state reporting requirements specific to CMH agencies.

Selected engagements include Flint Community Schools, Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Region 10 PIHP, Network 180 (CMH Authority of Kent County), LifeWays (CMH Authority of Jackson and Hillsdale Counties), City of Wixom, Hillsdale County, Albion Schools, South Macomb Disposal Authority, Southeast Macomb Sanitary District, Detroit Public Schools, Washtenaw County, Detroit-Wayne County CMH Agency, Macomb County CMH Agency, Saginaw County CMH Authority, Genesee County CMH Authority, and Kalamazoo CMH and Substance Abuse Services.

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