Andrew James | Rea CPA

Andrew James

Wooster, OH
Resident of Massillon, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2023
  • At Rea, Andrew is in charge of meeting with clients to better understand their reporting and automation needs. He takes each client’s individual business needs and implements new processes using Power BI and power automate.

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

  • Talking about KPIs and metrics companies should be looking at on a weekly basis
  • Ways to streamline reporting and make it more efficient
  • Automating routine tasks and processes to save their employees time and money
  • Cost saving initiatives in manufacturing
  • Accounting Departments of the future

How we know he knows what he's doing:

  • He holds a Bachelor's of Accounting degree from the University of Cincinnati
  • He has over 15 years of experience in the Accounting industry
  • Spent 12 years of his professional career at the J.M Smucker Company in various roles from Financial Analyst, Plant Controller, Accounts Payable Manager, SG&A and Data Analytics Manager and at Land O Lakes as the Regional Controller
  • Founder of 20-20 Analytics

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

  • Traveling
  • Spending time with his family
  • Rooting for all things Cincinnati Sports

How he's helped clients meet their business needs:

There was a client who needed to know profitability by customer and SKU so I created an allocation process and dashboard to drive insights using 180+ Million rows of data.

The client was increasing late shipments and couldnt figure out where the breakdown was so I set Power BI on top of their ERP to highlight the jobs being completed late and implemented a daily review process to help get the jobs back on time.

Inside The Mind Of...

What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? It means to always have the future in mind. What are we doing today that is going to help us next week, next month, or five years down the road.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? People and Culture

Describe your work style. Open Minded. Taking various ideas from parties and finding the best way to meet their needs.

What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? Very personable

Just For Fun:

What makes you get out of bed every day? Knowing there is something new to learn today

What is the number one reason you would hire you? Always looking for better way to solve problems

What was your first job? Buffalo Wild Wings Cashier

I am a hardworking and knowledgeble individual who always puts the client first. Constantly looking for new ways to accelerate reporting, improve efficiencies, and get the right information to key decision makers.