Jill Basinger

Client Service Specialist
New Philadelphia, OH
Resident of Berlin, Ohio
Rea Team Member Since 2014
  • At Rea, Jill is primarily responsible for working on GAAP conversions for schools.

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

  • Non-profit accounting
  • Montessori teaching philosophy
  • QuickBooks

How we know she knows what she's doing:

  • Jill began her career in the accounting industry in 1984.
  • Prior to joining the firm, Jill worked in various roles within the nonprofit and educational sectors.
  • Jill earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va.

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

  • Working as a bookkeeper for the Save & Serve Thrift Store in Millersburg.
  • Reading
  • Taking walks
  • Leading step aerobics (she is a certified Group Exercise Instructor!)
  • Cooking with local, in-season food
  • Spending time with her family.

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? To me, "A Brighter Way? Means always striving to help others.
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? The firm has a solid community reputation.
  • What line of The Rea Way describes you best? Choose to be positive every day.
  • What do you consider to be your "brightest" quality? My willingness to help others.

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A coach or a physical education teacher.
  • What is the number one reason you would hire you? I am a team player.
  • What was your first job? I was a secretary for a moving company based in Washington D.C.
  • What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? My father's sense of humor.