Ken Richards

Gahanna, OH
Newark, OH
Resident of Granville, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2020
  • Ken spends his days at Rea doing training and business development, he also provides audit and consulting services to state and local governments.

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

Government auditing standards

Uniform guidance

Internal controls

Medicaid school programs

Governmental accounting and financial reporting

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Ken earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Walsh University

He has over 30 years of experience in the world of accounting

He was Chief Deputy Auditor for the Auditor of the State of Ohio

He joined the Rea team as part of the 2020 Kennedy Cottrell Richards merger

He has obtained his Licensed Ohio School District Treasurer certification and Advanced Single Audit Certificate

Furthering his professional development, Ken is involved with:

American Institute of CPAs

Surgent Professional Education

Ohio Association of Government Accountants

Ohio Association of School Business Officials

Government Finance Officers Association (technical review committee member)

Ohio Government Finance Officers Association

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




On a beach

Enjoying his family

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Thinking bigger than myself

Why do you choose to work at Rea? Because of the firm culture and the work environment is great!

What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? Honesty and Integrity

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Have fun. Enjoy the journey...

Just For Fun:

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

What is the number one reason you would hire you? I am a fun hard-working team player.

What is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? I enjoy eating at the Granville Inn on the patio with my wife Katie.

I am someone who cares about my clients and always try my best to provide quality and timely services