Cory Pickens

CPA
Supervisor
Lima, OH
Resident of Wapakoneta, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2018
  • I am responsible for assisting clients with their tax and general business needs and helping my team members in any way possible.

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

  • Individual taxation
  • Small business taxes
  • Farming operations taxes
  • Partnership/S-corporation taxes
  • Medical/dental professional taxes

How we know he knows what he's doing:

  • He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne
  • He has over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry

Furthering her professional development, Cory is involved with:

  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Indiana CPA Society

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

  • Hanging out with his family
  • Attending his children's sporting events
  • Camping
  • Traveling
  • Exercising

How he's helped clients meet their business needs:

  • 1) A client needed help deciding whether to buy a building, and I worked up a thorough and extensive analysis to provide him with the possible outcomes of several scenarios.
  • 2) A client needed help starting his first business and I assisted him along the way from start to finish with tax and accounting considerations as well as general business advice.

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? To be constantly mindful of possibilities to improve.
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? The culture and the people in it.
  • What’s your favorite aspect of your job? I enjoy the relationships and interactions with my clients and colleagues.
  • What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Take your work personally. Quality counts.

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A football player
  • What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Doctor
  • What was your first job? Paperboy
I am a thoughtful, thorough and faithful advisor who values relationships.