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Elizabeth N. Ziesmer, CPA, CBA

Principal, Financial Institutions Group

Grand Rapids, MI

Lake Superior State University
BS, accountancy

As the primary business advisor for dozens of community banks, I strive to ensure their success by helping them meet their regulatory and business needs through a broad range of industry-specific services.”

Current Role

Liz is the director of Rehmann’s financial institutions group and the industry executive for financial institution engagements. She provides consulting services to a variety of financial institutions, with a focus on serving community banks. She is currently the client service executive for more than 50 internal audit and consulting engagements.

In addition, Liz serves as a regional assurance leader and is a member of the firm’s SEC Committee.

Service Areas

  • Internal audit services
  • Loan review services
  • SEC reporting
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) 404/FDICIA consulting
  • Financial statement audit services


Liz joined Rehmann in 1998. Since her arrival at the Firm, Liz has performed and supervised numerous financial statement, internal audit, and consulting services for community banks and the firm’s largest and most complex financial institutions clients. She is experienced in the assessment and testing of internal controls, as well as other risk management services.

Liz is actively involved in financial institutions industry groups such as the Independent Community Bankers of America, Community Bankers of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Banking Group, Michigan Bankers Association, and Florida Bankers Association.

A Closer Look

  • Liz serves on the financial institutions task force of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Through Rehmann’s CECL Business Advisory Team, Liz develops best practices for the successful implementation of new and amended accounting standards.
  • Liz presents to community banks at various industry seminars and roundtables on topics specific to banking.

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