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Rehmann CEO named to Accounting Today elite list

Thursday, October 30, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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October 30, 2014 --Troy, MI -- Rehmann Chairman & CEO Steven D. Kelly was honored by Accounting Today as one of the top 10 managing partners in the country.

Under Kelly’s leadership, the Firm has seen immense growth in size and revenue; when Kelly became CEO, Rehmann had 30 associates. The Firm now has nearly 800.

He was also noted for his ability to be “ahead of the curve,” especially in the areas of strategic planning and mergers & acquisitions.

Showcasing his innovative vision, Kelly:

  • Merged in a group of former CIA, FBI and law enforcement agents to form what is now Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services, a service area that sets the Firm apart from its competition.  He has been the driving force behind the rest of the Firm’s mergers as well, with more than 25 to date.
  • Helped implement Rehmann’s client service model, The Rehmann Experience, which has increased total client satisfaction to 97 percent. 
  • Spearheaded the creation of Rehmann’s strategic plan 10 years ago by bringing together the entire organization for ideas and feedback, which in turn, led to the Firm’s rapid expansion. Kelly’s incredible dedication to seeing all associates succeed was realized through the addition of “Grow Plans,” which help them to align their personal development with Rehmann’s overall strategy.

“I’m feeling very humbled to have been included on this list,” said Kelly. “Being ahead of the curve means listening closely to your clients and your colleagues, and helping both of them to the best of your abilities.”

Kelly joined the Firm in 1974 and served as a member of the tax and audit teams, focusing on physician-based health care practices. He then went on to be the Firm’s Human Resource Partner and later a member of its Management Group. Kelly became CEO in 1985.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully-integrated financial services firm of CPAs & Consultants, Wealth Advisors and Corporate Investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann is ranked in the top 30 firms in the United States, with nearly 800 associates in 19 offices located in Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Indiana. Rehmann is a member of Nexia International, allowing them to provide a global approach for their clients. Online at


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