Julie Li

Associate
Cleveland, OH
Resident of Cleveland, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2021
  • At Rea, Julie is responsible for the preparation of working papers and completing tax returns.

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

Tax engagements

Audit engagements

Corporate accounting

Multi-tasking and time management

Business analytics

How we know she knows what she's doing:

Julie earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Beijing Normal University.

She earned her master's in accounting from Case Western Reserve University.

Prior to joining Rea, Julie worked at a sporting goods store as an accountant.

Julie has over five years of experience.

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

Playing the piano and making some music

Working out and hiking

Photography

Visiting art museums

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Providing professional and excellent service for our clients and helping them solve problems and grow. It also means contributing to Rea by making the firm bigger and better, making efforts to innovate the accounting industry as well as the business world.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? Rea has creates an environment where everyone can be inspired and build a powerful network. The firm has superb mentorship, which helps employees become an expert and a leader. I appreciate the work-life balance that helps people grow not only professionally but also personally.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? I like working with different people from different industries and cultural backgrounds. I have strong enthusiasm for public accounting and I want to ignite my passion for audit and tax. I am eager to use my knowledge to contribute to the team

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Embrace change. There is an interesting saying that the only thing that does not change in public accounting is change, I love experiencing change and learning something new.

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an artist or musician when I was a kid.

What was your first job? An accountant in a bank.

What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? To be hardworking all the time and to respect others.

I have obtained my master's degree in accounting, which has equipped me with advanced accounting and data analytics skills. I have experience in audit, tax, and corporate accounting in corporations, public accounting firms, consulting firms, and banks.