Steve Rathjen

Senior Director, Quality Control


Steve is a Senior Director at Centri Business Consulting. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and advisory experience. Throughout his career, Steve has served numerous private and public multi-national clients in various industries, including energy, industrial markets, and consumer markets. Steve also brings deep expertise in researching highly detailed accounting and reporting requirements for complex business transactions to provide nuanced assessments and advice regarding accounting, reporting, risk assessment, and related matters. In his role with the firm, Steve performs quality control reviews of technical accounting deliverables addressing a broad range of areas, as well as financial reporting deliverables to be included in various SEC filings. He works closely with the firms’ Chief Quality Officer on various risk management and related matters included within the firm’s system of quality control.

Prior to his time with Centri, Steve spent 18 years with KPMG.  During his career with KPMG, Steve successfully served clients across practices in the Firm’s Kansas City, Denver, and Philadelphia offices, leveraging his extensive knowledge of auditing and accounting standards. Additionally, Steve was designated as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG.

Steve began his career at Arthur Andersen in Omaha, where he first developed his interest in energy, moving from working with small public utilities in Iowa to the power companies serving Chicago, Portland, OR, and Kansas City. During his time at the firm, he distinguished himself by earning a top score on the Certified Internal Auditors Exam.

Steve received a B.A.B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and Nebraska, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor.