Ernest Almonte

Partner, Audit Services

Ernie is a firm-designated government, not-for-profit, litigation support, and higher education specialist with more than 40 years of experience. Ernie works in the Boston Not-For-Profit/Public Sector Industry team. He has managed the audits of numerous public sector and not-for-profit organizations, and has provided technical assistance on accounting and financial reporting issues to these organizations. He is a leader on engagements working directly with Federal and State Government Leadership on compliance, audit, and consulting engagements. Ernie is a frequent speaker on industry related topics. Prior to joining RSM, Ernie spent 16 years as the R.I. Auditor General where he was responsible for the State of Rhode Island financial, performance and fraud audits. In that role, Ernie was responsible for the $8 billion dollar CAFR , audit of the RI Pension System, insight and foresight on municipal pensions, and overseeing the audits of the quasi-public agencies and municipalities. Ernie provided training nationally on topics such as the Yellow Book, GASB and FASAB accounting standards, and fraud risks for federal, state and local professionals serving government, not-for-profit and higher education clients. He has served in numerous positions as Chairman of audit committees including universities and the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee at the Pentagon, and as a member of the Government Auditing Standards Committee for the Comptroller General of the United States. Professional affiliations and credentials  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Former Chairman of the Board  Association of Government Accountants – President Elect  Certified public accountant, Massachusetts and Rhode Island  Chartered global management accountant  Certified in financial forensics  Certified fraud examiner  Certified government financial manager Education  Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Taxation, and Honorary Doctorate, Bryant University  Senior Executives in State and Local Government and Innovations in Governance, Harvard Kennedy School of Government RSM US LLP is the U.S. member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms. Visit rsmus.com/aboutus for more information regarding RSM US LLP and RSM International