Melissa Kalan

Gahanna, OH
Resident of Columbus, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2020
  • Melissa is responsible for financial statement preparation for schools, state agencies, counties, and cities.

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

Financial statement preparation

GASB statements 68 and 75

Long-term debt roll forward schedules

Note disclosures

Capital assets

How we know she knows what she's doing:

Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Walsh University

She has over five years of experience

She joined Rea as part of the 2020 Kennedy Cottrell Richards merger

Furthering her professional development, Melissa is involved with:

Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants (co-social chair)

How she's helped clients meet their business needs:

Melissa helped a client solve variances related to the capital asset balances on their reports, she was able to analyze the reports for discrepancies and found assets that needed depreciation adjustments.

When she was working with a new client on financial statement preparation, she provided support for what items were needed to complete the preparation as well as the reasoning for needing those items.

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


Spending time with her family


Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Working together as a group to continually learn, grow, and provide the best services for our clients. We look to be innovators in our field.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? To be a part of a great firm and the people.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Helping clients with their financial statement preparation and collaborating with my fellow employees.

Describe your work style. Workhorse!

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian

What was your first job? Putt-Putt course worker

What is your most prized possession? My chihuahua named Posy

I am a hard-working professional that enjoys learning and providing the best quality of work for my clients.