Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants is proud to announce that Jamie L. Rivette, CPA, CGFM, has received the Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award from the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). The MICPA awards honor individuals within the accounting profession who have exemplified excellence through dedication, leadership, and service. Rivette was nominated by her colleague, Mary Kreider, Senior Manager in Yeo & Yeo’s Saginaw office.
“Jamie is a passionate advocate and a wonderful example for women in our firm,” Kreider said. “She is a mentor, a positive role model for both men and women in the accounting field, and a highly respected leader in the eyes of our clients and other accounting professionals.”
Rivette is a Principal based in Yeo & Yeo’s Saginaw office audit department and has been with the firm for 19 years. She leads the firm’s Government Services Group and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Jamie performs reviews for the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association. She is a board member for the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association and serves on its Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee. She is also a member of the Michigan Municipal Executives.
Ali Barnes, Managing Principal of the firm’s Alma office, works closely with Rivette as a member of the Government Services Group.
“Jamie has influenced those who have the privilege of working with her,” Barnes said. “Her commitment and diligence within not only the governmental industry but the accounting profession, as a whole, make her deserving of this award.”
Rivette leads the firm’s Career Advocacy Team, supporting Yeo & Yeo’s young accounting staff with resources and tools they need to be successful in their careers.She is an advocate for flexible work arrangements and spearheaded initiatives including a new parent checklist to help men and women at Yeo & Yeo transition into parenthood, career maps, peer-to-peer mentoring, and a career coaching program to further strengthen the future of the accounting professionals within her firm.
“It is an honor to receive this award alongside other incredible women role models in accounting,” Rivette said. “I look forward to continuing to provide support and encouragement to our future leaders as they develop in their careers.”
In the community, Rivette is treasurer of the Hemlock School Board of Education, volunteer cross country coach for Hemlock Middle School, a member of the Junior League Community Advisory Board, and is finance committee chair for Hemlock Board of Education.
Honorees will be awarded the evening of October 3, 2019, at the MICPA Awards Dinner in Novi, Michigan.