Jim Suttie

CPA
Principal
Mentor, OH
Resident of Mentor, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2020
  • Jim primarily focuses on doing assurance work, but also manages various client relationships in accounting, assurance, tax and general advisory services.

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

Accounting
GAAP
Lease accounting
Assurance
Client service

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Jim received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, graduating Summa Cum Laude

Prior to joining Rea, Jim worked with Skoda Minotti & Co. (now Marcum LLP) for 25 years, starting as a staff accountant and moving up to principal over the course of his career

Furthering his professional development, Jim is involved with:

American Heart Association (Cleveland board of directors)

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

Spending time with his wife working out and biking

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Being able to work with clients and providing timely and thoughtful solutions for them

Why do you choose to work at Rea? Culture, clients, and opportunity for growth

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Working with people (clients and other professionals)

What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? Exhibiting integrity and empathy in all aspects of life

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? An NBA player

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Musician

What makes you get out of bed every day? Faith and belief that today is a new opportunity

I am a conscientious, diligent professional, deeply devoted to client service, providing practical solutions to clients' and colleagues' concerns