Heather McNichols – Rea CPA

Heather McNichols

Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor®
Director of Accounting Services
New Philadelphia, OH
Resident of New Philadelphia, Ohio
Rea Team Member Since 2000
  • Heather is responsible for leading the firm's accounting and payroll team. She helps new and current clients choose what services will serve them best and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®.

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

  • Payroll
  • QuickBooks
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll taxes
  • Creative solutions for client's accounting needs

How we know she knows what she's doing:

  • She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting and business from Muskingum University.
  • Prior to joining Rea, she served in the auditor's office for the State of Ohio
  • In 2018 she earned her Sage Intacct Implementation and Accounting Specialist Certification
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, Online & Desktop
  • Teaches QuickBooks classes

Furthering her professional development, Heather is involved with:

  • Rea NextGen (class of 2017)
  • She earned her Sage Intacct certification in 2018

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

  • Spending time with family, cheering her son on at his sporting events, helping with his cub scout troop, or working outside in her yard.

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? A Brighter Way is a positive view on the world and our jobs.
  • What's your favorite aspect of your job? Helping people. Whether I'm helping a client find a solution to their accounting issue or helping a co-worker learn a new program.
  • What line(s) of The Rea Way describes you the best? Show others that you care. Work together.

Just For Fun:

  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? A teacher
  • What makes you get out of bed every day? My kids
  • What was your first job? Secretary at a placement agency
As a professional, I am open-minded and inventive. I love to find a new process that works more efficiently or a better way to get things done