Andrew Somich

Mentor, OH
Resident of Fairport Harbor, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2017
  • Andrew handles tax preparation, planning, assurance, financial statement reports, accounting and business consulting.

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

  • Research and development tax credit
  • DPAD deduction
  • Start-ups/entrepreneurial compliance
  • Depreciation

How we know he knows what he’s doing:

  • Began his career in the accounting industry in 2009 working for Howard Wershbale & Co. and Pease & Associates.
  • Joined Rea in 2017 as part of the Walthall CPAs merger.
  • Took part in the 2018 AICPA Leadership Academy
  • He attended Miami University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • He earned his MBA from Cleveland State University.

Furthering his professional development, Andrew is involved with:

  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • FUEL
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Northeastern Ohio (board member)
  • Beachwood Chamber of Commerce (board member)
  • AWT
  • Mentor Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way
  • Wire-NET
  • ACG

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

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Watching his beloved Cleveland sports teams
  • On the golf course

How he’s helped clients meet their business needs:

  • Helped a client fix previously filed tax return by amending the tax returns
  • Reorganized clients' ownership structure to benefit their overall tax situation
  • Resolved IRS and State notices to benefit clients

Inside The Mind Of …

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? Continuous self improvements, always looking for ways to improve all aspects of your life
  • Describe your work style. I am a hard worker that isn't afraid of complex or difficult situations. I believe that every situation can have a positive outcome.
  • What do you consider to be you "brightest" quality? Being an advocate for my clients.

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? Either a professional athlete or a FBI agent.
  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? An iron chef
  • What is the number one reason you would hire you? My dedication and loyalty. I am dedicated to perfecting my technical skills and providing value to my client and co-workers.
I am a person who takes pride in his profession. I enjoy helping people by going the extra mile to better service my clients and co-workers. I'm always looking to add value in one form or another.