Ron Steinkamp, CPA, CIA, CFE, CGMA, CRMA, CCA, CCP

Audit and Assurance

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Meet Ron

Ron has over 30 years of experience in internal audit, construction audit, and fraud prevention and detection. His expertise covers a variety of industries, including construction, government, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, nonprofit, retail and telecommunications.

Before joining Armanino, Ron was a partner in the Advisory Services group of Brown Smith Wallace, LLP, where he led the Public Sector industry group. His previous experience also includes roles as managing director of the St. Louis market for Adams Harris, director of internal audit at Jefferson Wells, internal audit executive for the City of St. Louis and as an auditor with the U.S. Army.

His past projects include developing the internal audit infrastructure for a large metropolitan city, leading the development of a methodology for internal audit quality assessment reviews, directing construction audit efforts on a $2 billion dollar airport expansion and assisting in the implementation of Government Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 34. He also identified over $300 million in questioned costs/savings while he was an auditor with the federal government.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Government Accountants, St. Louis Chapter
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Missouri Municipal League (MML)


  • University of Missouri, Columbia


  • Brown Smith Wallace
  • Adams Harris
  • Jefferson Wells
  • City of St. Louis


  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis (Governing Board)
  • Focus St. Louis

Speaking Engagements

  • Governmental Accounting, Columbia, 2019, Effective Internal Controls for Vendor Management & Procurement
  • Missouri Society of CPAs Not-for-Profit Conference, 2018, St. Louis, Fraud Concerns for Your Nonprofit
  • SIAAB 2018 Fall Government Auditing Conference, 2018, Springfield, Internal Controls for Vendor Management & Procurement
  • RGA Fraud Conference, 2018, ACFE Global Fraud Study and the Insurance Industry
  • Association of Government Accountants - St. Louis Chapter, 2018, St. Louis, Fraud Risk Management


Q. What is it about accounting and consulting that first drew your interest?
The ability to help clients solve problems. Clients come to us with a puzzle that they need help solving. Sometimes the answer is right there, and with our experience and expertise, we help them visualize and execute the solution.
Q. Please tell us one fun fact about yourself
I coached all four of my children in basketball when they were young. It was so much fun and allowed me extra time to spend with them and allowed us to bond over a sport we all loved.
Q. Describe your work style.
I try to create an environment full of empowerment. I’ve found that empowering others to voice their opinion while working collaboratively yields the best results and solutions.
Q. What’s your proudest moment?
I was named Director of the Year at a firm I used to work for. The award meant so much to me because winners were chosen based on the votes from people I worked with on a daily basis. It meant a lot to know how much they appreciated me.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
My father, because of the way he treated people. It did not matter who you were, everyone was equal in his eyes. His attitude and respect for others is something I’ve always admired.
Q. What do you love most about your work?
Working with a variety of people — both internal and external. Clients usually have a pain point and I enjoy working with them to solve it.
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Blog articles
An effective internal control manual is an important element in your overall risk reduction strategy.

June 26, 2023
Payment Application Best Practices for Construction Projects
Validate costs, retain investor confidence and ensure contract compliance throughout your construction project.

December 22, 2022
Updated February 9, 2024
The Reality of Risk in Construction Projects
We review common construction risks and provide a few risk-reduction strategies.

May 22, 2017