Adam Schultz | Avon Non-Profit Principal | Rea CPA

Adam Schultz

Avon, OH
Resident of Bay Village, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2022
  • Adam primarily focuses on assurance work, but also manages various client relationships in accounting, assurance, tax and general advisory services. He also helps manage the firm's Avon office.

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

Financial reporting



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Employee development/mentoring

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Graduating magna cum laude, Adam earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University.

He also earned his Masters in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University.

Prior to joining Rea, Adam worked as the Director at Cohen & Co. for over 13 years.

Adam has been in the accounting industry for over 10 years.

Furthering his professional development, Adam is involved with:

American Institute of CPAs

Ohio Society of CPAs

Michigan Association of CPAs (finance committee member)

Founding board member and former Treasurer of the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance

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

Spending time with his wife and two daughters

Enjoying the outdoors

Watching and attending Guardian's games

How Adam has helped clients meet their business needs:

A large distributor had significant issues tracking and taking advantage of vendor rebates. Adam did a deep dive with the finance and procurement teams to clean up and streamline the process and identify significant rebates that the company was not taking advantage of.

A not-for-profit organization was in the early stages of a large capital campaign and had issues in tracking and reporting where the campaign stood, which was inhibiting their ability to obtain financing. Adam and the finance and development teams did a deep dive into the pledges and related not-for-profit accounting rules to properly present pledges made and outstanding and help the organization obtain the bridge financing necessary to complete the project.

Inside The Mind of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Brilliant and dedicated individuals going the extra mile to find creative and helpful solutions for our clients.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? The values and family-first culture of the firm and the wide range of opportunities to grow and help clients.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? I enjoy developing relationships with both clients and co-workers and also helping my team members achieve success.

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Choosing to be positive, every day.

Just for Fun:

What makes you get out of bed every day? The excitement of seeing what the day has to bring. Or a toddler.

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? Catcher for the Indians

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? History professor

I am a driven, technical advocate for clients looking to find creative solutions to address their needs while training and mentoring the firm's younger staff to help them grow and develop.