Area of Focus
Manufacturing Audit

Kendra Blacksher

Industrials Senior Analyst, Senior Manager
Area of Focus
Manufacturing Audit

About Kendra

Kendra Blacksher is an assurance senior manager at RSM US LLP. She has been practicing public accounting for more than ten years, with eight years of experience providing assurance services to public and privately held companies. Kendra focuses primarily on clients in the industrial and consumer products space. She is based in the firm’s Dallas office. 


In her role as an assurance senior manager, Kendra works with middle market companies that have both domestic and foreign operations. She has performed work on complex accounting topics such as initial public offerings, business combinations, and going-concern evaluations. Kendra also has extensive experience in Sarbanes-Oxley and the filing of 10-K and 10-Q reports.

In May 2022, Kendra was selected for RSM’s Industry Eminence Program, which positions her to understand, forecast, and communicate economic, business, and technology trends shaping industrials. Kendra will work with the firm’s chief economist and other IEP participants to analyze trends and themes affecting the manufacturing industry.

Prior to joining the public accounting industry, Kendra worked in the pharmaceutical industry for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, where she partnered with health care advocacy efforts in the Detroit area to increase awareness and prevention of various cardiovascular disease states.

Kendra is passionate about people and building strong, positive relationships. She believes we accomplish our goals together rather than singularly. Her belief is that the best learning comes from interacting with people from various backgrounds and cultures. That has led Kendra to be active in several RSM culture, diversity, and inclusion groups. She is a recipient of the 2021 CDI IMPACT Award. Kendra’s goal is to empower others to fulfill their purpose in any way she can, but especially through her words and actions. 

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant, Texas
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • Industrials ING Steering Committee
  • RSM AACE employee network group
  • RSM STAR employee network group
  • Power of Being You video
  • CDI 2021 IMPACT Award 


  • Master of Business Administration, general business, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Science, accounting, Alabama A&M University