Rick Baab

Richard Baab

Assurance Partner


BDO Grand Rapids Office



Executive Summary

Rick has more than 17 years of experience with BDO auditing both public and privately held companies, with a focus on financial institutions. He has had extensive experience assisting clients with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration statements, acquisitions and related due diligence, and public and private offerings. He is also experienced with implementing and streamlining internal control audits in accordance with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) auditing standards and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA) requirements.
After BDO was selected to help the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor implement consumer relief and national servicing standards, Rick became involved in monitoring compliance with the standards, which have been implemented by several of the nation’s largest banks. 
In addition to serving clients, Rick is the Assistant Regional Technical Director for BDO’s Central Region. He also assists the firm’s Financial Institutions and Specialty Finance Practice with developing auditing guidance and training.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Institutions Task Force


B.B.A., Ross School of Business, University of Michigan