Geoff Heasley

Senior Associate
Cleveland, OH
Resident of Mentor, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2019
  • Day-to-day, depending on the time of year, he is responsible for preparing tax returns for either individual clients or business clients ranging from 1065, 1120s and 1120. Outside of tax season, he is preparing financial statements for clients through either a compilation, review, or audit.

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

The mathematics behind the accounting

Building professional relationships

Teaching others how to use computers to enhance accounting

How to maximize your individual tax savings

Why doing the work right the first time will save you money in the end

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Geoff graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor in mathematics with a focus on high school education

He earned his master in accountancy from Cleveland State University

He started at Rea as an intern in 2019

Furthering his professional development, Geoff is involved with:

Beta Alpha Psi

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

Spending time with his wife and son

Going for a walk in the nature parks

Kayaking with a buddy

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? To me, “A Brighter Way” means to make your work and your client shine. To do this means to stay on top of current developments in accounting while spotlighting the value of building tight knit relationships with each client.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? My favorite aspect of my job is the relationships I am building with my coworkers and how open everyone is to sharing their knowledge with others.

Describe your work style. I am driven to improve my understanding every day. This means I will ask questions and seek help if I don’t know something and will apply everything I have learned to what I do.

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? “Choose to be positive, every day.” This is how I live my life, to always be positive.  Even when things are not going as planned, if you stay positive, then you are able to persevere until it is finished.

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Teaching, I did choose teaching prior to accounting, but now I would choose teaching college courses instead of high school.

What makes you get out of bed every day? My desire to provide for my family and to understand what I am doing a little better every day.

What was your first job?  Working at Subway at fifteen years old.  This was back in 1989 when Subway only had 2,000 locations across the country. 

I am eager to continue to grow in my profession and deliver high quality product all while building a relationship with the people and clients I work with.