Brandon Coates

CPA
Principal
Cleveland, OH
Resident of Streetsboro, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2021
  • At Rea, Brandon is resposible for directing, training, supporting, and managing multiple teams through financial statement attest engagements. Additionally, he consults with and guides clients through complex transactions.

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

Financial reporting
Revenue recognition
Mentoring
Performance management
Employee retention

How we know he knows what he’s doing:

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a specialization in accounting from Bowling Green State University

Prior to joining Rea, he served as director at Cohen & Company in Cleveland Ohio for 10 years. Additionally, he worked as a senior accountant at Lublin Sussman for 5 years.

He has worked in the accounting industry since 2006.

Furthering his professional development, Brandon is involved with:

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Ohio Society of CPAS
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)

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

Enjoying time with family and friends

Fly fishing

Golfing

Traveling

Inside the Mind Of:

What does a brighter way mean to you? Strive to be your best for your family, peers, and clients by truly caring for their success.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? The family first culture and the wide array of opportunities within the organization.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? The most rewarding part of my job has been developing and supporting employees throughout their own career journey.

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Invest in your family, your community and your future

Just for Fun:

What was your first job? Summer janitor at my elementary school

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A crane operator at a steel mill or port.

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? I would be a pilot!

A team oriented leader who promotes a collaborative environment to drive results through aligned goals.