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James R. Goerlich Jr., CPA, CGMA

Principal, Advisory and Tax Services

Troy, MI

Walsh College
BA, accountancy

I take great pride in listening to clients to determine what they want to accomplish. We then work together to create and implement a plan to attain those goals.”

Current Role

Jim leads the firm’s dealership services group, which serves automobile, RV, marine and powersport dealerships throughout Michigan, Ohio and Florida. He has extensive experience providing business planning, consulting and tax services to dealerships, manufacturers, professional service providers and individuals.

Jim regularly assists with mergers and acquisitions and succession planning engagements. He also works closely with clients to ensure they are aware of and taking necessary steps to implement new tax reform standards.

Service Areas

  • Business taxation
  • Business planning and consulting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Estate planning


Jim’s public accounting career began in 1983 at Goerlich, Richert & Kaiser, PLLC, following four years as an accountant at Commercial & Savings Bank. In 1991, Jim became a partner at Goerlich, Richert and Kaiser, serving individual and business clients in a variety of industries, while focusing on automobile dealerships.

Jim joined Rehmann in January 2012 as part of our combination with Goerlich, Richert & Kaiser.

A Closer Look

  • Jim has saved clients millions in taxes. Ask how he can help minimize taxes and create a sound plan for your financial future.
  • Jim mentors senior-level associates as they transition into roles of increasing responsibility as part of Rehmann’s STEP program. He has also led numerous internal training courses on trending tax and consulting issues.

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