Paul McEwan, CPA, MTax, AIFA - Rea & Associates - New Philadelphia CPA

Paul McEwan, CPA, MTax, AIFA

Principal, Director of Benefit Plan Services

I’m a Rea Ambassador. I passionately serve retirement plan fiduciaries and participants. I’m devoted to my family, friends, clients & Rea.

  • Services:

    • Audit,
    • Benefit Plan Services,
    • Peer Reviews
  • Location:

    • New Philadelphia

Resident of:

New Philadelphia, Ohio 

Member of the Rea team since:


Day-to-day activities at Rea:

Paul leads the firm’s retirement plan consulting and administration services team. He’s responsible for:

  • Consulting with clients on fiduciary best practices related to their qualified retirement plans
  • Helping clients improve the retirement readiness of their employees through effective plan design
  • Serving as partner-in-charge of the firm’s plan administration services team
  • Helping clients keep their retirement plans in compliance with federal requirements

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

  • Retirement plan fiduciary issues
  • Plan design issues
  • Plan compliance and reporting issues
  • Plan benchmarking services
  • Plan service provider search services

How we know he knows what he’s doing:

  • He’s got a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University
  • And he’s got a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Akron
  • He has nearly 30 years of accounting industry experience

How he’s helped clients meet their business needs:

  • Paul helped another client with a plan vendor search, which resulted in hiring a registered investment advisory firm to mitigate fiduciary risk and dramatically improve the quality of the plan’s fund line-up.
  • He also assisted a plan administration client with a conversion to an independent record-keeping platform resulting in a savings of about 1 percent of plan assets annually. The change also improved the quality of the fund selection and monitoring process mitigating overall fiduciary risk significantly.

Furthering his professional development, Paul is involved with:

  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs (finance committee member)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (Tuscora Chapter; president, 2013)
  • United Way of Tuscarawas County (board member and 2013 co-campaign chairperson)
  • Dover Lions Club (past president and treasurer)
  • New Philadelphia Youth Soccer Association (board member, coach)
  • New Philadelphia City Schools (community financial advisory committee)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio (past board president)

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

  • Volunteering his time with a myriad of community organizations
  • Coaching youth soccer
  • Spending time with his wife and kids