James Gerding

James Gerding

Jim Gerding | CPA, CGMA | Principal

Saginaw, MI | 989.799.9580 | Email | LinkedIn
Service Areas | Manufacturing, distribution and dealerships, agribusiness/cooperatives, information and communications, mergers and acquisitions

Jim has assisted numerous private and public companies with formulating sound, innovative tax strategies relating to organizational structures, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and employee benefits. He is a trusted advisor to hundreds of clients, helping business owners and executives use tax planning opportunities to maximize the after-tax return on their investments.

Jim serves on Rehmann’s Tax Consulting Executive Committee and its Tax Policies and Procedures subcommittee. He also leads internal training sessions on topics including policies and procedures and succession planning.


Jim joined Rehmann in 2001. He previously was a tax partner and director of tax operations for a regional accounting firm. A public accountant since 1974, Jim spent more than 24 years with Ernst & Young, where he focused on serving middle-market companies. He has significant experience in a wide range of industries including retail, wholesale, technology, communications, information, real estate, manufacturing, transportation, agribusiness and hospitality.

A Closer Look
  • Jim is a board member and the secretary treasurer of the Japanese Cultural Center in Saginaw, Michigan. He also serves on the board of the Saginaw County Hall of Fame.
  • In a previous role, Jim specialized in helping fast-growing businesses, develop tax and operating strategies, attract capital and enter new markets.

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