Mike Fleming, a CPA and principal at Rehmann, was recently elected chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC).
The AICPA is the world's largest accounting association, with members in 144 countries.
During his three-year term as chairman, Fleming will lead the senior committee responsible for the development and communication of comprehensive performance and reporting standards and practice guidance. This will enable accountants of nonpublic entities to provide high-quality, objective preparation, compilation and review services in the best interests of the profession and public.
"This is a great honor and I am humbled," Fleming said. "My intention as ARSC chairman is to continue to hold the profession to the highest ethical standards in regard to all non-audit, financial statement engagements."
Fleming brings more than three decades of practice experience to the committee, having started his public accounting career in 1981. He serves as Rehmann's firm-wide director of quality control and risk management. Additionally, he is a member of the firm's Assurance Executive Committee.
Fleming was previously a member of the AICPA's Technical Issues Committee, Auditing Standards Board's Attest Standards Clarity Task Force and the Clarity Standards CPE Subcommittee and recently completed a term as a member of ARSC. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.