Ben Antonelli | Principal | Dublin OH | Rea CPA

Ben Antonelli

Dublin, OH
Resident of Hilliard, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2004
  • Ben manages and provides guidance to our assurance engagement teams and consults with clients on financial reporting, internal control and various operational issues.

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

  • Not-for-profit program efficiency
  • Operating reliance
  • Revenue recognition criteria
  • Net asset restriction requirements
  • Allocation of functional expense methods

How we know he knows what he's doing:

  • He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University.
  • He also earned his master's degree in accountancy from Bowling Green State University.
  • He has 10 years of industry experience.

Furthering his professional development, Ben is involved with:

  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Young Professionals Network of Columbus
  • 2015 Rea's NextGen Leadership Program Graduate

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

  • Serving on the finance committee for Prevent Blindness Ohio
  • Volunteering with Accounting for Kids Day
  • Spending time with his wife and children
  • Going on family trips
  • Working on his golf game

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? "A Brighter Way" to me is thinking outside the box to come up with creative solutions in an oftentimes complex business world.
  • What's your favorite aspect of your job? Adding real value to a client's organization. Having the right information is very valuable and that is where Rea provides value in what we do for our 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? Bruce Springsteen
  • What is the number one reason you would hire you? Positive attitude
  • What was your first job? I had a paper route when I was maybe 10 years old. My accounts receivable collection rate was so bad that I think I just broke even every week and never actually made any money.
Father to two amazing children, husband to an amazing wife, and consummate Rea client advocate.