Brian Garland

CPA, CISA
Manager
Dublin, OH
Resident of Dublin, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2014
  • Brian's day-to-day activities include testing and reviewing client information in conjunction with audits, and communicating with the client to ensure a thorough and efficient engagement. He is also responsible for conducting IT risk assessments and control reviews for clients across the firm.

Topics or areas of expertise that Brian can talk about (even in his sleep):

  • Medical billing/reimbursement
  • Nonprofit accounting
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT control best practices
  • Disaster recovery

How we know he knows what he's doing:

  • He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University
  • He has more than 7 years of experience in the accounting industry, and several years of experience in IT risk assessments and controls review
  • He passed the Certified Information Systems Auditor examination in December 2015
  • Rea NextGen (class of 2018 graduate)

Furthering his professional development, Brian is involved with:

  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association

When he's not in the office, you can find him:

  • Golfing
  • Playing his guitar and writing music
  • Spending time with his wife and two daughters

Just For Fun:

  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? I likely would have pursued a career in computer/software engineering. The creativity and problem solving aspect of programming has always fascinated me.
  • What was your first job? My first job was working at a plant nursery called Terrace Gardens.
  • What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? Both my mother and father are well-educated, and placed a heavy importance on education. I believe I adopted this approach, as I am constantly looking for ways to develop and grow intellectually.
I would describe myself as ambitious and resourceful, determined to provide the highest quality service and advice to our clients.