Chris Axene, CPA - Rea & Associates - Dublin CPA Firm

Christopher Axene, CPA


I specialize in federal taxation of entities, primarily in the manufacturing industry. I represent clients before the IRS and various other state & local tax agencies. When I worked for Arthur Andersen, I lived by their motto: “Think straight, talk straight.” I still value that today, and it shows in my client service.

  • Industries:

    • Manufacturing
  • Services:

    • Tax
  • Location:

    • Dublin

Resident of:

Genoa Township, Ohio  

Member of the Rea team since:


Day-to-day activities at Rea:

Christopher oversees the federal tax planning practice for the firm, which includes complex tax transaction planning and review, choice of entity planning, IRS audit representation and tax due diligence for M&A transactions. He is also responsible for the tax practice quality control program.

Additionally, Christopher serves as the administrative principal for the firm’s Dublin office, where he’s responsible for the office’s daily operations.

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

  • Federal taxation of partnerships
  • Choice of entity planning
  • Inpatriate taxation (US taxation of foreign nationals)
  • Accounting methods
  • Involuntary conversions

How we know he knows what he’s doing:

  • He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University
  • He has nearly 25 years of experience

Furthering his professional development, Christopher is involved with:

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

  • Serving as a trustee and finance committee member for Ohio Delta Company
  • Serving on the federal tax committee for the Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Serving with the Civil Air Patrol
  • Flying
  • Spending time with his wife and son