Skip to main content
About Us

Matthew P. Behnke, CPA, CGMA

Principal, Assurance and Financial Reporting

Ann Arbor, MI

Florida State University
BS, accounting

With a proven track record of leading organizational financial operations with efficiency, integrity and transparency, Matt’s primary focus is on his clients’ accountability and overall success.”

Current Role

Capitalizing on his extensive background gained over 24 years in both the public and private sectors, Matt focuses on assurance and financial reporting services, internal control and operational design, strategic planning design and execution, and high-level outsourced financial consulting. Matt’s priority is to be a true business advisor by going beyond traditional engagement delivery to provide proactive services and advice that impacts the profitability and efficiency of his clients’ bottom-line.

Service Areas

  • Higher education and not-for-profit auditing, internal auditing, and consulting
  • Financial reporting
  • Internal control design and organizational operation design and implementation
  • Intercollegiate athletic financial consulting services
  • Merger and acquisition services
  • Outsourced CFO services


Prior to joining Rehmann in 2018, Matt held multiple CFO and COO roles with the Florida State University Athletics Department for 14 years, developing an intricate and unique understanding of this niche. His leadership played a critical role in positioning the Seminoles to pursue Comprehensive Excellence in all facets, from on the fields of competition to the financial and business assets of the program.

Matt’s first eight years of his career were spent in public accounting gaining audit and financial reporting experience with commercial entities, governments, not-for-profits, higher education and construction manufacturing entities with the firm Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. (formerly Ernst & Young LLP) in Tallahassee, Florida.

A Closer Look

  • Matt brings a unique perspective to Rehmann’s private and public sector clients, combining his in-house university experience with public accounting.
  • Matt is a member of Rehmann’s Higher Education Industry Group, which focuses on the firm’s commitment to the industry through superior service delivery to clients across all levels of higher education.
  • Matt has served many higher education clients including the University of Michigan, University of Utah, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Lansing Community College, St. Clair County Community College, and Bay de Noc Community College, among others.
  • Matt’s skills have been recognized by the FICPA as a Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner, featured in the Florida CPA Today Magazine.

Send a quick note:

"*" indicates required fields