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Rehmann and Intacct — a leading provider of financial management and accounting software — are partnering to expand Rehmann’s outsourced accounting and advisory practice which includes SkyBooks, the Firm’s cloud-based suite of financial and accounting software solutions. With this development, Rehmann becomes an Intacct value-added reseller (VAR). This allows the Firm to sell, implement, support and develop custom enhancements for Intacct’s award-winning cloud financial applications. Cloud-based accounting applications represent a rapidly growing field … one that holds special interest for Rehmann...

Rehmann was ranked #4 on The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s recently released “Top Area Certified Public Accountants” list. “It is an honor to have the work of our dedicated professionals recognized yet again in this prestigious list of leaders in financial services,” said Rehmann Liz Ziesmer “The Grand Rapids Business Journal recognition is a reflection of the commitment to professionalism and excellence that is deeply rooted at every level of our organization.” Now in its 76th year of delivering business wisdom, Rehmann’s fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors, and corporate investigators remains as dedicated as ever to helping clients prosper professionally and personally. Rehmann offers a cross-functional team approach – called The Rehmann Experience – that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service...

The focus of the house is expected to shift to tax reform following the recent pull of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Due to lack of support, House Speaker Paul Ryan met with President Trump on Friday just hours prior to the scheduled vote — ultimately requesting to pull the bill rather than face defeat on the floor. What does this mean? As Republican leadership face a set-back in their proposed appeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a legislation credited with providing millions Americans with healthcare, the ACA is set to continue into the foreseeable future...

Michiganders who recently filed a 2016 state individual income tax return can check the status of their refund online by going to www.michigan.gov/wheresmyrefund, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Individuals who e-filed can check their refund status two weeks from the date confirmation was received that the state return was accepted...

Kim Stoner has joined Rehmann as an accounting specialist II in the Firm’s accounting, consulting and tax (ACT) department. She is based out of Rehmann’s Lansing office. In her new role, Stoner will be responsible for providing monthly accounting services to small business healthcare clients. Prior to joining Rehmann, Stoner provided monthly accounting services at Michigan State Medical Society and Stuart, Heins & Wise, PC...

Rehmann has promoted Luke Terry, MBA, to principal in the Firm’s Lansing office. He specializes in a variety of service areas, including investment analysis and portfolio design, financial planning, retirement and estate planning, insurance analysis and strategies, and private equity and venture capital opportunities. Terry has been a financial advisor since 2003, serving small- to mid-size business owners, high-net-worth individuals, medical professionals and families. He focuses on portfolio construction and providing customized solutions for each client’s unique financial goals and needs...

Rehmann recently hired Michael Patterson as the Firm’s director of international tax. Based in the Firm’s Ann Arbor location, his focus is on leading the international tax team, developing the practice and managing client relationships. Patterson has more than 25 years of international taxation experience and a successful track record of providing value-driven consulting, planning and structuring for clients across a variety of industries. His areas of expertise include international tax compliance and consulting, cross-border financing, repatriation planning and international mergers and acquisitions...

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) determined that personal identifiable information was exposed to users of Michigan Data Automated System (MiDAS), Michigan’s unemployment data system. The vulnerability was identified and corrected on the same day in late January, but issues could remain for the 1.87 million people who could be affected. First and last names, correlating Social Security numbers and wage information were exposed to unauthorized MiDAS users Here’s how the breach occurred, according to UIA: A software update implemented in October 2016 provided and performed by the data software vendor introduced a vulnerability that allowed authorized users of MiDAS to access the information they would not otherwise be able to view...

Rehmann has promoted Tony DiVito, CPA, to principal in its Farmington Hills location. DiVito specializes in small business consulting, with an emphasis on accounting software analysis, tax preparation, fraud investigation and internal controls. After a business combination between Rehmann and Boyes, Wright, Pittman & Co., PLLC, DiVito joined the Firm in 2007...

Rehmann has promoted Kristin (Saper) Hoogerwerf, CPA, CGFM, to principal in the Firm’s Grand Rapids location. She specializes in a variety of service areas, including governmental and not-for-profit auditing, federal award compliance and auditing, and internal controls consulting. Hoogerwerf has been with Rehmann since 2005 and previously served as a senior manager with Rehmann’s governmental audit and assurance department. She is also a member of the Firm’s government audit quality control subcommittee...

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