Andrew Geiser

CPA
Senior Manager, Director of Manufacturing & Distribution Services
Millersburg, OH
Resident of Orrville, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2017
  • At Rea, Andrew helps clients solve complex issues that cross multiple disciplines but spends most of his time in the areas of cost and profitability analysis, general consulting and tax planning. Andrew focuses on the manufacturing industry, where he has over eight years of experience and assists in leadership of Rea's manufacturing & distribution segment

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

Strategic tax planning

Cost structure optimization

Choice of entity analyses

Cost & profitability analysis

Business & individual taxation

Manufacturing operations & processes

How we know he knows what he's doing:

  • Andrew holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Akron and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • He has over eight years if accounting and finance experience with the manufacturing industry
  • 2019 graduate of Rea’s NextGen Leadership Program
  • 2019 graduate of Leadership Holmes County
  • 2019 Rea Technical Excellence Award Winner for cost structure consulting projects and cost/profitability analyses

Furthering his professional development, Andrew is involved with:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Mt. Eaton Medical Group (board member and treasurer)
  • Mennonite Christian Assembly
  • The Rainmaker Companies - Manufacturing Niche
  • BDO Alliance Manufacturing Group

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

  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Rooting on the Browns and Buckeyes
  • Working on his lawn, landscaping, garden or in the garage
  • Relaxing by the fire

How he's helped clients meet their business needs:

Andrew got involved in the accounting and financial reporting for a large manufacturing facility and quickly realized there was no reporting or analysis being done and that leadership did not know what their costs were or where they were at, from a performance standpoint. Within a month, Andrew was able to develop a detailed and easily repeatable reporting package so financial and operational results could be reviewed timely.

Andrew facilitated the completion of a choice of entity analysis for a large manufacturing client due to tax law changes that impacted the client.  As a result of the analysis and guidance provided, the client decided to switch their entity type and increased their overall bottom line by an estimated 10% on an ongoing basis which also provided a significant amount of additional and ongoing free cash flow.

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? Putting others first and bringing value to clients by helping them understand important issues that are relevant to them.
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? The people and the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
  • What's your favorite aspect of your job? Being able to always learn new things and gain experience that will allow me to better serve clients.
  • What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? "Take your work personally"

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A sprint car driver
  • What is the number one reason you would hire you? Work ethic and ability to grasp and understand things quickly.
  • What was your first job? Mowing lawns
I am a hard-working professional that enjoys serving others and strives for excellence in everything that I do.