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Sean Kennedy, Special Advisor – Accounting and Compliance

Sean Kennedy is an accomplished CPA and finance professional with over ten years of experience providing accounting and financial consulting services to companies across multiple industries. His areas of expertise include forensic accounting, financial audits, calculation of economic damages, business valuations, insurance claims, estate administration, regulatory compliance, and employee misconduct. Sean has also worked on several M&A advisory deals, providing financial due diligence services for private equity clients and small-to-medium sized companies. Sean spent the past six years within RSM’s dispute advisory practice, where he led financial investigations, drafted expert reports within the course of litigation, and advised company stakeholders on decisions made to mitigate financial risk identified within their business operations. In addition to his client engagements, Sean was an active and visible participant within the firm’s internal operations. He was tasked with helping create RSM’s strategic initiatives, oversaw business development efforts within the Midwest region, and gave presentations at several firm-sponsored events. Sean also frequently collaborated with RSM’s audit, tax, and consulting practices, and successfully identified business opportunities across multiple lines of service.  Prior to joining RSM in May of 2014, Sean spent three years practicing with a Big Four Firm, where provided audit and attestations services to clients in consumer retail, construction, manufacturing, real estate, private equity, health insurance, hedge funds, bio-medical, and logistics industries. 


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)


  • Master of Accounting, Audit concentration, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas