Cheryl Coblentz | Wooster CPA | Rea CPA

Cheryl Coblentz

Principal, Director of Accounting Services
Wooster, OH
Resident of Orrville, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2000
  • Cheryl works with businesses to understand where they want to go and consults them on what it's going to take to get there, as well as the tax implications of those decisions. She also helps businesses understand their costs to produce products. She also works with our CSS's to make sure they have the information they need and that we have appropriate processes in place so they can be efficient.

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

Cost accounting

Business planning

Day to day accounting operations

Internal controls

Manufacturing challenges

How we know she knows what she's doing:

She received her bachelor's and master's in accounting from Kent State

She has over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry

Furthering her professional development, Cheryl is involved with:

The Ohio Society of CPAs

Rea NextGen (class of 2021 graduate)

Cheryl is involved in her community:

Springhaven, Inc. (treasurer)

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



She loves learning new things, so she is constantly picking up new projects, simply because she has never done them before.

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? It means articulating what the goal is and then working together as a team to meet it. As part of this, it often means developing our team, improving our processes and being willing to try different approaches to execute our plan.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? This is my second time around, so I came back because of the culture and growth opportunity. I also love seeing people and businesses grow and this is a great place to be a part of that process both inside and outside the organization

Describe your work style. I have a "get it done" attitude. I fully embrace the work smarter, not harder mentality, but when needed I'm not afraid of some good old-fashioned elbow grease.

What “bright idea” do you find yourself sharing over and over? Let's step back and make sure we know what the goal is and then determine what we actually need to do to get there.

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A medical doctor

What makes you get out of bed every day? I love challenges, so I usually look at what I get to do that day and whether it's work or home, there's something new I want to figure out.

What was your first job? Office manager with a company that sold long-distance phone service

I'm direct and approachable with a focus on strategy, efficiency and leadership development.