Tax, Accounting, & Business Consulting Services For Lorain County … And Beyond

Historic downtown charm and a robust enterprising spirit come together in Amherst, Ohio. Emerging from the strength of the area’s water, lumber, and sandstone resources, Amherst embodies small town friendliness, modern comforts, and a unique culture – all of which come together to help fuel a thriving business community. If you’re in search of a trusted advisor in Amherst, your best bet is to reach out to a CPA or business consulting service provider who demonstrates industry expertise and proven experience serving area businesses and organizations. Your team of business advisors should be personable, knowledgeable, and in tune with the unique qualities and challenges that make the Amherst unique. Like you, we call Amherst home. That’s why you can count on Rea & Associates to provide you with trusted, experienced, personable, knowledgeable and local service in all aspects of your business and/or personal life. Rea’s Amherst business professionals are here to help you navigate state and local tax considerations, find improved employee engagement with custom retirement plan administration services, and everything in between. As a full-service, Top 100 CPA firm with experts specializing in the areas of manufacturing, construction, healthcare, government and not-for-profit, you can count on us to offer solutions to even your most challenging issues. Give us a call or stop by to discover how our Amherst accountants, tax professionals, and business consultants can help you and your business thrive.
Location Details
197 North Leavitt Rd.
Amherst, Ohio 44001
Fax: (440) 984-2703
Principled

Business owners from various industries seek out Rea & Associates for our principled approach to business and client service. Our clients recognize the value that comes from working with trusted advisors in an array of areas, including tax, audit, cybersecurity and data protection, business valuations and HR consulting services.

Reliable

Rea’s Amherst service team brings the highest degree of knowledge, reliability, and professionalism to client service opportunity. The office’s long-term employees not only hold key industry credentials, but they consistently receive solid reviews from pleased clients in the areas of client service and expertise.

Attentive

The long-term success of our clients is so important to us. Many of our Amherst clients have been with us for decades, and we attribute much of this to our team’s attentive client service. Our team of industry professionals and Amherst business consultants consistently provide excellent and continued service, as well as long-term growth and sustainability.

Principled

Business owners from various industries seek out Rea & Associates for our principled approach to business and client service. Our clients recognize the value that comes from working with trusted advisors in an array of areas, including tax, audit, cybersecurity and data protection, business valuations and HR consulting services.

Reliable

Rea’s Amherst service team brings the highest degree of knowledge, reliability, and professionalism to client service opportunity. The office’s long-term employees not only hold key industry credentials, but they consistently receive solid reviews from pleased clients in the areas of client service and expertise.

Attentive

The long-term success of our clients is so important to us. Many of our Amherst clients have been with us for decades, and we attribute much of this to our team’s attentive client service. Our team of industry professionals and Amherst business consultants consistently provide excellent and continued service, as well as long-term growth and sustainability.

Beyond Accounting, Tax, & Assurance Services

When you work with Rea’s Amherst team, you’ll get a small-town relationship and attentiveness coupled with the depth and breadth of services traditionally offered by large accounting firms. Our firm’s CPA and business consulting team brings the expertise and notoriety of more than 350 service professionals firm-wide, making Rea an advisory and consulting powerhouse. From back-office accounting solutions to protecting your business against growing cyber threats, there’s a lot we’re capable of helping your business with. Expand each section to learn more about the many ways we can help you!

Do you know if your accountant is helping move the needle in your business? We believe that your accountant should be able to provide you with data and insight that you can leverage to make strategic business decisions, increase growth, and execute on your business’s overall strategy. In doing so, your accountant becomes vital in your efforts to achieve key business goals and objectives. That being said, if your accountant isn’t living up to these standards, it’s time to start shopping for a new accountant in Amherst. 

Rea’s accountants have been serving businesses in the Amherst community for decades. Our back-office specialists can assist on matters such as payroll, QuickBooks, financial statement preparation and analysis, and client advisory services (CAS) – also known as outsourced accounting and advisory services.

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Are you considering adding a new retirement plan to your business? Perhaps you’re looking for ways to make your existing retirement plan more successful? It might be time to reach out to Rea’s experienced retirement plan administration professionals for help with your pension plan administration obligations. Not only can a solid retirement plan help you position your business for growth, it can set your organization apart from the competition when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent – which is essential in today’s competitive marketplace. 

Well-regarded throughout the retirement plan administration industry, Rea’s retirement plan services team is certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence’s American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (CEFEX-ASPPA) for Service Provider Excellence. Ours is a relationship you can depend on. 

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Federal, state and local governments are regulating human resources functions more than ever before. These regulations have been fueled by changes related to COVID, employee equality, and immigration. If you’re a small- to mid-sized business with a small or nonexistent HR function, you may be caught off guard and in a world of hurt if the government comes knocking for an audit of your HR protocols.

Just because you didn’t know you weren’t filling out your I-9 forms correctly won’t save you from the consequences that could result from noncompliance. But we can help you prevent such a situation!

Rea’s HR consulting services team has a deep level of understanding and wide breadth of experience helping businesses just like yours with ensuring compliance of the various – and many times convoluted – HR regulations. And don’t worry, they can help you without you having to break the bank.

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Audit and assurance services are second nature to our team, and you can be sure we’re always on the lookout for discrepancies in your financials before they become a problem for your business. Rea’s auditors are key members of client advisory teams and will work with you to ensure financial transparency while working to help protect your business against fraudulent activity. Furthermore, as technology continues to drive advancements in the audit and assurance space, the Rea team is doing more today to help you meet your short- and long-term goals than we were ever able to do in the past. It’s an exciting time to turn to Rea for help completing your organization’s audit.

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Like many small- to mid-sized business owners, you’ve likely spent majority of your life building your business – and your legacy. So, now that retirement is knocking … what do you plan to do next? Not sure?

Before you get too close to your retirement date, consider having Rea’s valuation and transaction advisory services team help guide you on your journey toward retirement. Our experienced team of business valuators can help you maximize the value of your business, advise you on specific succession goals, and help you retire on your terms. We’ve helped many Amherst business owners map out their journeys and execute effective exit strategies. Discover how we can help you.

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Cybercriminals are smart and they’re getting smarter by the second. Not only are they looking for a quick way to make loads of money, they’re also looking for ways to access your business’s data for long-term criminal use. Fortunately, Rea’s team of credentialed cybersecurity and data protection professionals are ready to go to battle for you and your business. 

Rea’s cybersecurity and data protection team can provide you with the tools and insight you need to protect your company’s data from a cyberattack. Our team of professionals provide a range of services designed to keep you safe, secure, and compliant, including policy drafting, control data mapping, SOC/NOC advisory services, vulnerability and penetration testing, data discovery, and more. Rea’s cyber services team is also one of fewer than 300 organizations that are CMMC certified and registered to ensure your compliance with new Department of Defenses (DoL) policies with regard to DoL contracts.

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It should come as no surprise – states and local governments are looking for more ways to use your business as a source of additional funding, and if you are found to be doing business in their particular jurisdiction, but fail to file, they are likely to come after you for back payments and penalties. That’s why you need Rea’s state and local tax (SALT) professionals on your team. 

Our SALT team helps businesses like yours with allocation and apportionment reviews, sales and use tax compliance and reviews, credits and incentives services, nexus studies, voluntary disclosure services. The team can also help you comply with critical regulations and unique tax laws. 

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It can be difficult to keep up on all of the significant changes taxes have undergone over the years. But rather than trying to understand these changes on your own, consider working with Rea’s dedicated team of federal tax experts to stay on top of key tax changes, IRS guidance, and more.

When it comes to tax planning, no two businesses are the same. One of the best ways to ensure you are paying no more than you should to the government and keeping more of your money in your pocket is to work with dedicated tax professionals who specialize in your particular industry. Don’t miss out on an array of tax savings that could already be out there for you. Bring in Rea’s federal tax team help you find federal tax relief.

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Rea & Associates has been serving clients of all sizes and in a wide-variety of industries since 1938. We’re proud to help you – our valued clients – solve any challenge that comes your way. In addition to our existing breadth of services, we have built a remarkable business network. If we can’t help you solve your problem, we are glad to refer you to a professional who can. Contact us today to learn more.

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Rea & Associates’ team of service specialists and industry experts have helped clients throughout the Lake Erie region with their accounting, auditing, tax, and business management challenges for decades. We would love to learn how we can help you. Click the “Contact Us” button below and let’s start the conversation.

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