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Michelle R. Fowler, CPA

Principal, Assurance and Financial Reporting

Jackson, MI

Eastern Michigan University

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants | Not-for-Profit Section

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association

Current Role

Michelle leads Rehmann’s higher education and not-for-profit industry groups, which provide services to over 400 clients. She is a client ambassador for some of the firm’s largest not-for-profit clients.

Leading nearly 100 associates, Michelle is a regional assurance department head. She is a firm-wide technical resource and holds responsibility for in-house continuing professional education.


Michelle joined Rehmann in 1993 after practicing at a national public accounting firm for more than three years, where her experience included audit services rendered to higher education institutions, public school districts and not-for-profit organizations.

During her tenure at Rehmann, Michelle continued to see success with not-for-profit clients, qualifying her to serve as a technical reviewer on these types of engagements. A proven leader, Michelle is the firm’s representative for the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Section, staying at the forefront of the latest trends and industry best practices.

Michelle regularly attends the national not-for-profit industry conference held by the AICPA and she has instructed education programs for the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

A Closer Look

  • As an involved member of her community, Michelle serves on the Jackson Community Foundation board and finance committee and the Country Club of Jackson board.
  • Michelle is currently the lead principal for a number of not-for-profit clients, including Leader Dogs for the Blind and HighScope Educational Research Foundation.
  • Michelle is a member of Rehmann’s Not-For-Profit Reporting Model task force, focused on educating and communicating the new standard for both clients and internal associates.

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