Anita Martin | Principal | Medina OH | Rea CPA

Anita Martin

Medina, OH
Resident of Spencer, Ohio
Rea Team Member Since 2005
  • At Rea, Anita is the leader of our government GAAP department. She is responsible for overseeing the department's operations, fostering growth, and ensuring its success. This involves efficiently managing resources and nurturing a positive work environment, deeply rooted in The Rea Way philosophy, all while prioritizing exceptional client service.

Topics or areas of expertise that Anita can talk about (even in her sleep):

  • Government Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Training and Education
  • People Development and Coaching
  • Charter School Accounting
  • Preparing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

How we know she knows what she's doing:

  • She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Ashland University where she graduated magna cum laude. She was also a member of Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society while in college.
  • Anita completed her internship with Rea prior to formally joining the Rea team in 2005.
  • Anita has over 15 years of experience in the Accounting industry.

Furthering her professional development, Anita is involved with:

  • Ohio Government Finance Officers Association (Education Committee member)

When she's not in the office, you can find her:

  • Spending time with her family

How she's helped clients meet their business needs:

  • When a client was struggling to correct certain management letter comments and a deficiency that was being repeated year after year, Anita provided them with templates and references to follow to ensure future consistency and properly recorded monthly and quarterly distributions of revenue. After an audit that took place afterward, the treasurer was able to report back to the board that the issue had been fully corrected.
  • An individual at a school district was promoted to the assistant superintendent position and, as a result, inherited the responsibility of ensuring that the school complied with federal requirements pertaining to the numerous federal grants the district receives. This individual had limited knowledge about federal grants and controls and procedures to implement to ensure that the school adhered to them. After spending some time with this person and the rest of the management team, Anita was able to suggest possible internal controls that would assist in the school's goal of being compliant with federal grants which prevented them from losing future federal funding.

Anita is involved in her community:

Our Lady Help of Christians (Finance Council)

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? Some aspects of life are essential yet not always enjoyable, such as paying taxes and undergoing an audit. The distinction lies not in the final outcome, as any accountant can prepare a 1040 or an audit opinion, but in the journey to reach that point. Rea represents a brighter way because together, we endeavor to transform these less-than-pleasant necessities into enjoyable and stress-free experiences as we navigate them to completion.
  • What "bright idea" do you find yourself sharing over and over? It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make as long as you don’t make the same one twice. This idea was shared with me during my first year at Rea by Dave McCarthy.
  • What line(s) of The Rea Way describes you the best? Never stop learning.

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A teacher and a coach.
  • What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? Strong work ethic.
  • What is your most prized possession? My home where I create memories with my family.
My self-motivated, reliable & inquisitive nature drives me to seek solutions and uncover efficiencies. My dedication and passion to both our team members and clients ensures a personalized approach and added value.