Day-to-day activities at Rea:
At Rea, Chris serves as the office manager for the Millersburg office. He also handles client relationships for many privately-held companies in various industries and not-for-profit organizations. He’s also responsible for completing efficient compilations, reviews and audits of financial statements for clients.
Topics or areas of expertise that he can talk about (even in his sleep):
- Accounting standards
- Auditing standards
- Financial reporting
- Rural electric cooperatives
- Not-for-profit organizations
How he’s helped clients meet their business needs:
- A not-for-profit organization with inadequate financial records was behind in compliance with IRS filing requirements. I assembled the appropriate team of Rea bookkeepers and accountants that were able to re-construct financial records for the entity using bank statements and source documentation and file the delinquent Form 990s. We were able to communicate the circumstances with the IRS to have potential penalties abated.
- A manufacturing company missed bank covenants and needed an audit of their financial statements for the first time. I was referred to the company by the banker and we developed a plan to conduct the audit to fulfill the banking needs, including auditing beginning balances and issued an unqualified audit report satisfying the bank’s requirements.
How we know he knows what he’s doing:
- Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh University (magna cum laude)
- He is also a graduate of the Ohio Society of CPAs’ Center for Leadership.
- Chris has nearly 30 years of accounting industry experience
Furthering his professional development, Chris is involved with:
When he’s not in the office, you can find him:
- Serving at Faith Bible Church (elder and treasurer) and the Millersburg Lions Club
- Cheering his kids on at their athletic events
- Following the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers
- Relaxing with his wife and children at home