Elaine Gerdeman

Client Service Specialist
Lima, OH
Resident of Delphos, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2014
  • As a client service specialist at the firm, Elaine is responsible for managing payroll, QuickBooks, financial statement preparation and individual and business tax returns.

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

  • Elaine began her career in the accounting industry in 1991.
  • Prior to joining Rea, she worked for R.L. Steele & Co. and later at M.A. Hoops & Associates, which merged with Rea in 2014.
  • Elaine earned her associate's degree in accounting and business administration from University of Northwestern Ohio.
  • She was the 2016 recipient of the Rea Way Award, one of Rea's Spotlight Awards.

How we know she knows what she's doing:

  • Payroll
  • QuickBooks
  • Payroll taxes
  • Small business questions
  • Individual tax questions

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

  • Watching movies
  • Reading

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? Showing or helping clients find innovative ways that can improve the future of their businesses or financial situation in general.
  • What's your favorite aspect of your job? The variety.
  • Describe your work style. I work hard to get the job done accurately and on time.
  • What do you consider to be your "brightest" quality? I'm reliable and dedicated to client service.

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A teacher.
  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? Preschool teacher.
  • What's the best restaurant you've ever eaten at? Texas Roadhouse.
Honest, reliable and dedicated to client service.